We just wrapped up a message series called Dangerous Prayers: 1. Search Me 2. Break Me and 3. Send Me. The second one got to me – here are my thoughts.
“God purifies hearts.” ~Proverbs 17:3.
I would rather He not; let’s be honest. I am comfortable where I am. I don’t welcome what feels like darkness for me to be made whole-er. I’m good with being Halfsies, but also, Jesus is coming. We can take care of the rest of my purification then, I think.
BUT. I can see what needs to be purified in my kids’ lives. CAN I GET AN AMEN. Currently, the screaming in the pool. & the bickering. But also: where self confidence has slipped. The lies they believe about themselves. The anxieties that crowd them in the night but also in the daylight.
If I am looking at my children & can see how much more there is for them + how badly I want it for them, how much more our Father with us?
We really do want God to purify us. God’s Love comes in a million hues. Purification is just another shade. We can trust it won’t be beyond what He’ll help us handle.
& won’t life be brighter, won’t WE be brighter, on the other side of the dark?