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The Days When I Relied Only On Myself
by Trish Thompson
02/28/06
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I was sitting last night making silver links to make into a bracelet, and looking at the pattern I was making; I had to be careful which way each link was turned when I used it.

Every other link was a straight length of wire, holding crystals, with loops at each end the others were smaller, in the shape of a four leaf clover, they each had four little loops.

The trick is in attaching them together, for if you turn the clover the wrong way, you will attach the other links to the weakest loops of the four, and the whole thing will pull apart with the slightest pressure.

It made me think of how I was before Jesus came into my life, before He showed me how to do things right - I was forever taking the links of my life and attaching them to the weakest links of all.

Those were the days when I relied only on myself, others would let you down, but I protected myself, but since I was only looking at the "why's" in my life, I never even looked to see if I really knew "how".

Again and again, I floundered and I fell, till finally I even lost faith with me - and it was at that lowest moment, that Jesus came to me.

I'll never forget that flood of tears, it was such a relief to know, that even in my sorry state, God loved me just as I was!

He would take all the broken links of my life, and like a Master Jeweler, make each one of them new, and put them together in a design that He had made, and I was transformed, and began my life over again.

I still had my struggles, I still make the links wrong way about, but now I had a teacher who patiently showed me how to make them right.

And into my heart, He poured His love, healing every hurt, giving me back trust and faith, until the links all began to shine, reflecting His beautiful light.

Then the design changed again, this time God took what there was and added to, for in His perfect timing, He made the strongest links of all, for that was when He gave me you!

All the joy I had was doubled again, the love was so very sweet, and the happiness I have now is truly one of a kind, our links together are totally
unique.

Each day is a wonder, to see what we make, what kind of links of joy will there be by nightfall, knowing that we have forever, for each moment holds it all.

I thank God each day for raining such blessings down on me, for giving me treasures to hold, for the love that we share is more precious than diamonds, joy upon joy untold!


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David&Dee Jobes 01 Mar 2006
Beautiful anointed piece! Yes,Jesus continues to Bless the Great Love you have for Him and for your husband! With Jesus Love, Dee "Numbers 624,25,26"




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