“Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”
1 John 3:2 ESV
Right now, in the crazy swirl of life, it’s easy to lose our perspective of who we are in Christ. There is no striving to be more so that we are loved; “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”(Ro 8:1)
It may not exactly FEEL like love when we are hung out on the clothesline and beaten with a tennis racquet like a dirty rug, but God loves us so much He shares with us the deepest parts of Him. This means we share in a thimbleful of the suffering He feels when we, His people, do not believe He is who He says He is in scripture, when we “take the bull by the horns” to help God out instead of waiting on Him to show his faithfulness and magnificence in and through the tough times that His name may be glorified. Yes, we are caught in the mix between who we are and who we are becoming, “the now and the not yet,” as Amy Grant sings.
Will you take a few moments to thank God for how He is conforming you to His image and ask Him to give you more faith in Him?🚦￼
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