Polished Arrow

You been saying –

“Why d’you turn away from me, d’you even know I’m here? Not a whisper in my direction. Our intense relationship seems to be one way God- I can even hear You breathe as if I were being carried in Your shoulder, but d’You even look at me ?”


“…in the shadow of His Hand 
has He hid me 
and made me a polished arrow; 
in His quiver has He kept me close 
and concealed me.” 
Is 49:2. REALLY?

..

Our human structures are visual/calculated. We are Time-zoned, we make reports on productivity, we are skewed by flow charts and input/output ratios. Try telling someone you’re a Polished Arrow in Divine Quiver, waiting your moment. Actually, don’t. Don’t talk about it, but set aside 5 minutes to chew on it real slow.

Each of us  has that one thing we will do, or not do before we quit this planet. Yep, we are that one hidden arrow for us, that is no one else. Whether we believe that or not, we were born for specificity.

What secrets are stashed in the arms of those, who in perfect alignment with the process, can arrest his/her own desires, in the challenge of visibility compromised, in the loneliness of an extreme polishing?

What happens in the secret of such a place can sear logical absolutes;places where we trust, be still, go alone- hold our tongue, be tempered steel, be Gold- refined, enduring Fire while greater purpose is being taken a fine shot at. Killing.  Ach. Non comprehendi. God, what’s going on? Chances are, we’ll know soon enough.

…..as with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Steve Jobs.

Easy said, right.

While you wait Polished Arrow, rest in the knowledge that you and I are pieces of a Whole; these moments of our Lives, however complex, are terrifically significant in ways that are perhaps beyond visual understanding,

stay blest,

Innerdialects.

My repost from published material last year

13 thoughts on “Polished Arrow

  1. The key point is we must develop patience. It will happen in God’s time – not on our schedule. An arrow doesn’t stay polished it has to be touched and shined up on a fairly regular basis to maintain the polish…God’s touch. A nice thought to assist in the waiting time as we rest in God’s quiver.

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    1. “….in the shadow of His hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath He hid me…” ….
      polished in the vale of shadows…
      Ah yes, His Touch of grace alone can help that sheen of patient waiting. In the secret place.
      My favorite verse. Mysterious in its implications. Tough place, a quiver. Hid. I wonder, does a Warrior have a favourite arrow for a particular task…

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  2. “While you wait Polished Arrow, rest in the knowledge that you and I are pieces of a Whole; these moments of our Lives, however complex, are terrifically significant in ways that are perhaps beyond visual understanding,” These words are fed my spirit and encouraged me. Thank you.

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    1. Yes, stilling thought isn’t it? To see the whole picture is the freeing moment. And to see our purpose, our call, all in His care. Tough though sometimes. And yet…!
      Thanks do much for being here, apologies for my delayed reply. Warm wishes!🌻🌼🌷⚘

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  3. Loved this line -‘While you wait Polished Arrow, rest in the knowledge that you and I are pieces of a Whole; these moments of our Lives, however complex, are terrifically significant in ways that are perhaps beyond visual understanding’,

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