July 12, 2016

Beautiful Changes

Philippians 1:6 
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. 

I am encouraged to notice changes in me and know that God is slowly and steadily working on me. There have been times that it has been so slow that it seemed change would never come at all. I am thankful He is patient and loving, caring and tenderhearted.

Through this process of changing me, molding me, shaping me, He did not push me and He did not force me to change, but somehow He made me want to be more like Him.

I am so glad He works on me, changes me, and does not leave me like I was five years ago, or even ten years ago. I don’t know how He does it, but thankfully, I am not that person anymore. His love, His life in me re-invented me.

God keeps working out His plan as He works these changes in my life and in my heart. I am grateful that He loves me enough to change me. He is giving me a glimpse of what I can become and I know I want to be all He made me to be.

God brings about change and spiritual growth in our lives through a process of time as we continue to surrender our lives and allow Him to lead us.  Ecclesiastes 3:11 declares that “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” 

Remember that a thing of beauty does not happen overnight.  

The beautiful flower that bloomed today went through a gradual process of change starting as a seed, then a small seedling that slowly matured into a beautiful flower. 

The growth and change God is gradually bringing about in our lives will also make us a beautiful masterpiece by the greatest makeover artist of all, our Heavenly Father. 

Philippians 2:13 
For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.