The Lord directs each person in a different way that we would have never imagined. He shows us people that are so hurt, have placed a death sentence on themselves, and they feel hopeless. I talked with someone last night, that talked with me about her previous friends and such. Then she told me she prays every night, feels that she’s doing everything she’s “supposed to be doing,” but if Christ were to come back today/tonight “I don’t know if I would be ready! How can I know for sure?” I then began to ask her if she had asked the Lord to save her and had she repented of her sins when she did. She also told me that she had, but deep in my spirit I knew she was still not sure. Something was still missing in her life. Although we didn’t get to finish our talk, I knew that a seed had been planted.
As God draws me closer to Him, I’m truly beginning to see His heart for people. I will persevere and push through, in prayer, till victory has been achieved for her and her family.
Once we become children of God, victory is ALWAYS ours! It may not happen as soon as we would like for it to, but it does come!
This reminds me of the a “swallowtail” caterpillar a neighbor gave my grandson. Together, daily, we watched them as they ate and ate and ate! Then it was time for the “cocoon” stage (chrysalis). The caterpillar had wrapped itself up inside its cocoon. As the days went by, we got more and more excited! Then yesterday I happened to look towards where the cocoon was and I was so in awe at what I saw! A beautiful swallowtail butterfly had emerged and was holding on to the stick he had placed in there! I very carefully placed the stick, with the butterfly, out on the fence in our backyard. Then I realized how beautiful we are to God, when He has finished molding us and shaping us also. How God must look at us with great pride at what we have become, knowing He had a hand in it the whole time! All because of the steps that were followed in order to get to that point. It was all well worth waiting for!
Thank you God, for being such a loving and merciful Father! Everything around us reflects your beautiful imagination. You are so patient with us, waiting for out “true” beauty to be achieved. You are so much more proud of us when we have achieved the goal You have set before us! Praise be to Your Glorious Name! Amen
Be patient with others, as God is patient with you. We will all achieve our goals, in God’s timing only!
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.