Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~



I remember as a child climbing the huge staircase at my great grandparent’s home and finding my way into my great grandmother’s sewing room.  It was so tiny, probably like a small walk-in closet today.  She had organized drawers of nifty things.  My favorite drawer was her button drawer.  I loved to run my fingers through them and touch them. 


Now that I am a Grammy and recently organized my sewing drawers, I suddenly had a download of what those buttons meant to my Great Grandma.  It takes years and years and years to collect that many buttons that come off old discarded garments and new sewing projects.  It is usually not until one becomes a Grammy that one receives the promotion of so many buttons!


In our spiritual language, what do buttons represent?  Buttons are like an anchor, something to hold onto.  But what?  Somehow the “power” of a button closes the breach between two pieces of garments.  It is a potent mystery.  Does the hole in the garment grab on to the button?  Does the button grab onto the nothingness in the hole?  How then, do the two connect?


I have often been in difficult places where I have felt like a round peg in a square hole.  I have even had a vision of my being there.  And I, like the rest of those round peg/ square holed people, say the same thing.  “Lord, I don’t fit here!”


It is when I think back on the mystery of the button that I finally understand.  Any seamstress knows how to make a button hole. You sew a short skinny rectangle the length of the button and then cut a slit down its middle.  This is the parable of the round button in a square hole.  It is exactly the differences between the two shapes that allows them to connect and hold together.


So if you feel like you are a round peg stuck in a square hole, remember that God has a purpose for you right where you are.  You are the spiritual anchor that is standing in the gap, uniting what is divided into one. 


Ezek 22:30 AMP

And I sought a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.


GAP - Greek


OT:6556 perets (peh'-rets); from OT:6555; a break (literally or figuratively):

KJV - breach, breaking forth (in), forth, gap.




9/10/09  TIME IS UP

VISIONS:  I continued to see a round peg and a square hole many times last night. 

HEARD:  My purposes for you are unique. 



INTO REMEMBRANCE:  I was drawn to look up the night I saw the re-occurring vision of the round peg and the square hole.  I was very surprised to read it in hinds-sight.  Four days after that vision I was released from a very long intercession.  Sometimes letting go is extreme sacrifice.  It can be heart wrenching.  But if it is the right thing to do, God will fill the gap - maybe with a square peg that has been waiting to find its niche.


Now as I ponder that time, I look back at the treasures filling in my memory box of beautiful sacrificial buttons.   Some of these buttons will never be used again on earth.  Yet I know in heaven, each one of those buttons are real jewels.  God remembers our tears, our prayers and stretching times when we held on until we were ripping apart inside between the tension of two poles.  He never forgets and He always rewards. 


Josh 4:7 NKJV

And these stones shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel forever.


Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  




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