Friday, March 9, 2012

Seeing our Future Face

I want to review some of the things God has spoken over the last couple years. He isn't going to keep dumping information on us until we get what he has already given us. I want to re-cap what he has said about seeing our future face, and how that applies to us today. Papa wants us to laugh, and sing, and dance and have hope in this world.  Even though we are faced with many challenging circumstances, he has promised to meet our needs. Have we ever really done without? Has our fretting about anything ever gotten us anywhere? He gives us greater grace. See your future face. God has not shown you your future face for you to create it in the image that you think you can bring it forth in. God is the one at work to bring it to pass. Think of a project that an artist or builder is doing. It is a mess, under construction and incomplete, being sculpted and chiseled, added to and cut away constantly, until completion. This life,  is God constructing you into his image. You are not a failure. You are his workmanship created for good works in Christ. He is forming his character in you. You are only complete in him. Let him have his perfect work in you. Rejoice in trials and tribulations. Laugh at your circumstances that seem so overwhelming. You are on the road headed for the promised land. Rest in the fact that he is the driver, the author and finisher of your faith. He has you in complete control. I am reminded of a family taking a vacation. The travel to the destination can be full of stress and bickering, or it can be part of the adventure, embraced as part of the fun. What is your perspective? Are you going to sing on the trip, or argue with the ones you are going to relax with? God has made it abundantly clear that he wants us to embrace our journey with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-contol. These are the fruit of His Spirit living inside of us. Let Him manifest himself in you, through you, and out of you! He is a good God! He is taking you to a destination. It is into Him. He has given you a glimpse of your future. Now let him bring it to pass. Cooperate. This thought makes me happy! Even in the last few days, papa has helped my perspective too. I have been remembering the days after I first got saved. The peace, the joy, the revelation that I am going to heaven to be with him forever! I couldn't stop smiling! He wants us to live like that every day! Enjoy life! Don't always have a perspective of grief. He wants us to belly laugh, dance, and sing each day! We are the kings kids! It doesn't get any better than that!

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