As we conclude this week with part 4 of our 5 part series on transformation entitled, “Will Be a Process,” it is easy to agree with a resounding yes. This life is not only a test but an opportunity to grow into the likeness of Jesus Christ.
For the past 3 years I feel like I’ve been on a growth-spurt that I actually solicited with a simple prayer, “Father, make me like your Son.” Little did I realize the cost, but little did I realize the blessing.
Please forgive me for skipping last week’s post. It has been a challenge with a right broken shoulder to do any task. I’ve discovered the weakness of my left hand as I’ve been determined use another weak part of my body—my right brain—to teach myself how to do chores with having my right arm in a sling. My poor little left thumb is swollen because it’s never worked so hard to grab things in the past.
The doctor has confirmed it is a miracle that I do not need the extensive surgery he first suggested. Because of your prayers God has enabled my body to produce the needed compound to patch up and heal the shattered pieces of my shoulder. Thank you for your prayers. Yes, God still heals!
God’s choice to heal my arm has not stopped at the shoulder but has moved on to my heart. Here are just a few lessons He’s taught me in my request to grow into the likeness of His Son; how present the Lord is in my day; prayers are always heard; patience is a must; pain hurts; family and friends love me no matter what; the world often rushes by without seeing affliction; how amazing the body is to repair itself; how others have suffered and have learned to adapt to their injury; how sweet it is when someone holds the door open; how much a left hand can do; and most of all…how it’s okay to have others blow dry your hair. I have a new slogan this week that reads, “Transforming a Broken Wing into Hairstyles of Humility.” Lately, my hairstyle has looked exactly like my husband’s. Little wonder why.
Praise God for opportunities to transform as we thank Him for experiences that teach us how others feel. As we pray for Jesus’ 5 senses to become our senses too, we can count on an eventful life; never a dull moment with Christ.
“Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:5
How is He guiding and teaching you today?
Next week we will begin the last part of our series on “Will It Ever End”.