Word for the day “A Pattern of Change”

Genesis 2:5 (NKJV) Before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; 6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.

I believe in my heart of hearts to the Lord, our lives are like a series of fields that need working. Once one dimension of our lives has been worked, we move to the next. At each stop the Lord encourages us to get busy tilling ground hardened by the sin in our lives, pulling weeds grown in neglect, and planting seeds of biblical truth. The Lord in His own way makes us willing and able for the work; through the power of the Holy Spirit.

But the point of today’s message is “Change does happen”. The Bible gives us insight how: Think of Joseph in an Egyptian jail and Moses in the middle of the desert. Recall David’s years of be on the run from Saul his spiritual father. Reflect upon Gideon in a cave and Job’s devastations, Ruth meeting Boaz in the fields. Consider Abraham’s wanderings and Peter’s three denials of Christ. Look at the apostle Paul’s blinding encounter with the risen Lord on the road to Damascus. What about you what and how did the Lord Minister change in your life? In today’s reading verse 6 shows how the Lord at the right time “a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.”

These stories, and many more like them, recount the ways of God among the men/women He claims for His own purposes. As you spend time considering them, you will see a pattern emerge: brokenness, humility, and the learning of patience all come before spiritual maturity and usefulness. The process, purpose, and pattern of change is moving right now in all our lives can you recognize it? Have a fantastic day and look for the change of the Lord in your life!

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