God brought this blog post back to my heart last night. Reminding me of it’s meaning and not only its personal implications, but also those that are for His church. He is refining all within His body of believers. Church, allow Him. He is the Master Craftsman.
Over the past several years, like many, I’ve had spiritual ups and downs. This is how it goes it seems.
I’ve talked with several people about the struggles of being a Christian. For some strange reason, many in the world have the idea in mind that being a Christian is a life filled with ease. (HA!) Being a Christian is more like a process of being hand crafted by the Maker of the world from a rough hunk of rock into His perfect vision.
Now think about that a few minutes. What must the Craftsman do to achieve His vision?
First, He begins break away all the excess.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
What part of that process sounds easy? Imagine His tools…
Nothing about this…
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