2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV) But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Every now and then, as I'm reading through the Bible, I'm struck by how gracious God is in choosing us to serve Him. I know it's not a new or novel truth, but one that so encourages me.
Jesus didn't call perfect people to do His work. How could He? There aren't any. So Jesus uses people like us, with our many misunderstandings, our mixed motives, our weaknesses and failures; our humanity. Yet, before He uses us there is that transformation by His Spirit. He's constantly changing, shaping, and molding us from the inside out. Day by day, our lives are becoming more and more like Jesus.
Don't lose heart today, friend. God is using you. God is changing you. God is not finished with you. Trust Him!
We open our Bibles to First Kings seventeen today. Elijah is about to enter the scene, and he shows up at a very dark and difficult time. God is going to use him at such a time as this, to proclaim the truth. I think you’ll see how this relates to our lives, as we too are living in a dark and difficult time. Like Elijah, God can use you too.