Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I guess I love the season because of the beautiful colors of the leaves as they change from vibrant green to various shades of red, gold, orange, and brown. What a beautiful part of the landscape they become in our yards, in public parks, on the mountains, and many other places in nature.

This change of season…it’s all part of God’s process, His masterful design. On day four of creation, our Father created the sun, moon, stars, and all of the other heavenly hosts; and as a result of these celestial bodies, they would be “for signs and for seasons and for days and years.” (Genesis 1:14)

Just as the leaves go through a transformation ordained by God, isn’t it also true that our Lord takes us through seasons to transform us? As I look back over my life, there are certain situations that our Father allowed me to go through to bring about transformation in my life. The same is true for you, my sister. Do you ever stop to think what life would be like if things always stayed the same, no ups and downs, just smooth sailing all the time; would we even feel a need for the Lord Jesus Christ?

How would we know what true joy is, unless we went through sorrow?

How would we know how to appreciate contentment, unless we have experienced need?

How would we find peace, if we never felt anxious or worried?

How would we know how to embrace the love of the Father, if we never felt abandoned or unloved by the world?

How would we know what forgiveness looks like, unless we have meditated upon the cross of Christ?

As we teach lessons, listen to sermons at church, tune in to radio ministries, and enroll in Bible studies, what should be our goal? Is it to learn more information about the Savior OR to be transformed more and more into the image of the Savior? It’s not about gaining facts and impressing others with our knowledge of God’s Word, but allowing that Word to get into the inner recesses of our hearts, so we will want to live passionately for Jesus Christ!

Going through transformation may be uncomfortable and downright painful! Yet when we look back over what we’ve gone through, to get us where we are now, it’s all worth it, especially as we see the merciful, all-knowing hand of God working through every detail and seeing how He carried us through!

My sisters, remember that He who began a good work in us, will complete it (Philippians 1:6). He will complete it because He promised it, and He NEVER breaks a promise because He is Faithful. So, just as the leaves go through their beautiful transformation, allow the Master to transform you into the beautiful woman of God that He has called you to be…..for His Glory!!

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