“If God sets out to make you an unusual Christian He is not likely to be as gentle as He is usually pictured by the popular teachers. A sculptor does not use a manicure set to reduce the rude, unshapely marble to a thing of beauty. The saw, the hammer and the chisel are cruel tools, but without them the rough stone must remain forever formless and unbeautiful.”
Beautiful words I saw today, that reminded me that our pain has a purpose. Whatever you may be going through right now, where you feel like giving up- don’t give in. Stand firm and be excited for what God is shaping in you.
He is a beautiful artist.
God keeps bringing this verse back to the forefront of my mind:
“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
“For when I am weak, I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10
Lord, let us be your vessels. Rid us of ourselves. This life is for you Jesus. Let us never forget your grace. Amen.