Renewed and Reborn with Purpose
I have spent most of my life being dictated by the “norms” of the current culture I live in. Most of it was being caught up with having a perfect body, flawless skin, and shiny hair coiffed in the style of the season.
Aging has a way of making you realize that those things are of this world and not God’s will for you. Just the plethora of scars I sport tells you I don’t fit in. I realized that outwardly I am dying but inwardly I am renewed and my problems are temporary and but a gateway to eternity with Jesus Christ. (2 Cor 4)
So I don’t want to fit in this world. I want to shine a light to the sky, to the heavens – to God; so that all can see there is a better place that God is preparing for us. This is only a temporary place in which to evolve.
And it takes time to evolve. It takes time to realize what is truly important in this world. And it takes time to live by those new views. It comes with strength to look above to see what God wants for you. It takes courage to look within to slay your sins and find your gifts. And it takes Christ’s example to use your gifts and serve those around you. James E Faust is quoted as saying – “A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.”
It also comes with experience and pain. The pain nourishes courage. We become frustrated with the dichotomy of this world and that of Christ’s and yet it is this very frustration that fuels our inspiration.
I don’t know about you, but this world looks foreign to me now that I seek God’s desires for me. While I fail more often than I am successful, his word helps me start a new with each dawn’s light.
But it is in the doing, the refining, the seeking, the finding that we realize it doesn’t matter what this world dictates. What matters is where God is shinning His light to guide your path.
This Easter will you look upward, inward and outward to how God is seeking to renew you in spirit?
“For I remember it is Easter morn, and life and love and peace are all new born.” – Alice Freeman Palmer
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Blessings for Health & Wellness.