i want nothing more than to know God deeper.
nothing more than to be basking in his grace.
nothing more than to be gazing at his glory.
and that will all happen, relatively soon.
but i don’t want to waste my life just waiting for that to happen.
i want to beg and plead for that to define my life today and tomorrow.
and so i ask the Father fervently (Matt 7:7-8, 21:22),
and i discipline myself (Jeremiah 29:13, Ps 34:4),
and He withholds nothing good from His children (Ps 84:11, Rom 8:28, Matt 7:11).
sometimes the Lord answers prayers and draws us to Himself and conforms us more into the image of Jesus by means that we would not have thought of or implemented.
but if the end is more of Him and less of me, i can do nothing but rejoice.
if it is sickness or the death of my child or financial hardship that the Lord uses for His purposes,
the world sees those things as bondage. if the Father is using them for His glory and your sanctification, it is freedom.
health, children, and money will never satisfy;
they can never bring lasting, eternal love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.
only the Spirit can.
and He longs to do this for all who are in Jesus.
so be free today, long along with the Spirit for nothing more than conformity to the image of Jesus, and give thanks to the Father for every circumstance that comes your way today knowing that He is sovereign and desires to free you from the false promises of this air and age that only lead to more bondage.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
how are you experiencing God’s grace in transforming you in this season of life?