27th Apr, 2012

Transforming Grace

Oh the beautiful way God has with us – He is taking us from where we are into the very image of Jesus. No matter what we see today; no matter how dark things appear or even seem to disappear; God will not leave us as orphans, unable to grow. No, God will gloriously complete what He has begun in us.

Just when I grow hopeless, Hope appears. Just when I feel faint with fear, Love conquers. My spirit is weak and poorly, but oh how precious is His great grace for me.

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.

Romans 8:26-30 (MSG).

My heart aches to see the dreams He has planted in Tara’s and my heart come to be. They will.

I cannot wait! Thank you, Lord, for helping me wait on you.

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