Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | April 14, 2014

Glimpsing His Glory

cb dev feb 27“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.” John 17:22 (NIV)

Spring is finally here – don’t you just love it. Green grass, budding trees and daffodils. Great reminders that God is bringing rebirth and growth after a long, cold winter. What was once brown, dried up, and dead is now brimming full of life. Wonder if God can do the same for us? Underneath every challenge is a seed of growth waiting to burst forth. Beyond every dead place is a seed of new life eager to sprout. So what stands in our way? Honestly, no one likes the harshness that growth often dictates. Simply put, we don’t want to endure the season to reap the beauty God unveils. Our avoidance to pain is often steeped in desiring comfort more than desiring God. You see when brown, dried up and dead places surface – the only way out is up. Yes, reaching for the One who strips away only to replenish. Yes, letting go of what’s holding us back for the One who delights in watching His creation flourish. So where will we go with God? Will we stay unfruitful? Or will we emerge gradually maturing in His timing for all His glory to be seen?

Got a glimpse of dry brush piled up in our yard – don’t want to be discarded. Got a glimpse of dead vines wrapped tightly around our fence – don’t want to be stifled. Got a glimpse of yellow daffodils blowing freely, unhindered, revived, renewed – where I want to be. A display of His splendor, His masterpiece, His new creation – brimming full of life.

“Sweet Jesus, You long to cultivate within us hearts that are transformed – reflecting Your beauty to all we see. How sweet to sprout, to bloom, to shine for You.”
For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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