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Friday, June 1, 2012

Caged Words

Birdcages aren’t just for birds...



They make a nice spot to house the words of favored writers...

But what if our own words are kept in cages?

words caged

thoughts hindered
revelations untold
praises unspoken

Are your words caged?


or free

to suggest ponderings
to declare encouragement
to worship the One most worthy?

Words caged mean blessings lost…

Are your words caged?


or are they free to soar 

head to heart to lips or perhaps to fingertips?

Then off they fly to spread the Good News...

Are your words caged?


and do the stories you live die with the moon and never rise again to spread joy, hope, and love?

Even words of humor bring healing to

souls scarred and spirits scared...

Are your words caged?


Open the door and release them...

Let the homing instinct of your words fly to the place they long to be, that they need to be, where roosting carriers rest until more words come and complete the testimony only YOU can share...

Don’t let your words remain caged.

Someone, somewhere needs them...

Thanksgiving is our dialect.

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12 thoughts:

Chatty Crone said...

Hey now that is a great idea - very different and unusual. sandie

Sandy said...

These are wonderfully encouraging words today, Karen, and I will take them to heart and remember to speak out the words of truth and hope that I find through His wonderful Word.
I also love your decorating idea of using the pretty bird cages for books! I need to first find some cages! I see we have the same taste in reading material.

Jerralea said...

Oh, I hope whatever words we have to offer to encourage and lift up will never be caged. How wonderful that we live in a country where we are free to say them!

Bernadine said...

I love you idea for displaying book. I see quite a few I have also.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Sometimes, my words are caged, especially when they need to be caged. I kept my friend's 3 children today and a LOT of my words needed to be caged. Those children were awful and, I'm sorry to say, I sometimes responded in kind.
Lord, I am sorry!
This was a wonderful post; words for thought, truly!

Pamela said...

Oh...the books in cages--love that! I've read most of the ones I can read the titles on.

I hope my words aren't caged. Giving encouragement is my passion, but you've made me thing of other ways my words can be caged. An important thought to carry with me and ponder.

Blessings on your Sabbath,

Anonymous said...

Oh as the other's I never thought of "books"...flowers or garland yes but never books....wow that is incredible thinking! Thanks for stopping by this morning and commenting on Craig's memorial...appreciate you

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

Beautiful pictures and truths spoken here. As always. I want to write (and live!) uncaged.

Sharon said...

Although there are times when my words should be stifled (like when I try to "overmanage" my adult sons' lives...ahem) - there are definitely other times when the stifling comes from the enemy.

I am reminded of that childhood song about hiding your candle under a bushel, and don't let Satan blow it out. We must pray for the power and courage to share the words that the Holy Spirit impresses upon our hearts.


(p.s. Sorry about being MIA in Blog Land - moving after 28 years is extremely TIME-CONSUMING!!)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A couple of thoughts I'm thinking... the scripture that says "God's word is not chained." Secondly, I remember when I first started blogging and would have these great writing thoughts and thinking, "Oh, that is a great idea for a book... better save it." As clearly as I've heard the voice of God in my Spirit, He said, "Spend them now, Elaine. Don't wait. Tomorrow is not promised to you. Spend them now."

Yes, from pen to heart, we should write our witness.

Beautiful thoughts.


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Talkin' Texan said...

What an encouraging post. And beautiful decorating idea!

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