Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Diamonds Out of Dust

God's Making Diamonds Out of Us!
The pressure of life can so easily get to us!  It can come from raising kids (young ones bring less stress than the older ones - trust me on this), your job (or lack thereof) or a bad relationship; it can come from being self employed and sales are way down (ask me how I know this one). 
I hear about people say, 'just give it to God' and I marvel at that!  I pray about things and give thanks for all that I have but I have no idea how to just give it over to God.  How do you 'surrender all'? 
One way I attempt to de-stress is through walking, reading, praying and Christian music.  Hawk Nelson has the most amazing song out right now that really sums up what God is up to!  Here are a few lines of the song:
He's making diamonds, diamonds
Making diamonds out of dust
He is refining in his timing
He's making diamonds out of us
He's making diamonds out of us!  No wonder there is pressure involved!  The process which brings about a sparkly, shining diamond is a violent and difficult one.  In comparison, God uses some of the most difficult times in our lives, times we don't think we can possibly survive, to make us into a beautiful object of His love.
The process of purification, the pressure, the darkness, the extreme heat, are all the elements that contribute to a divine shaping of us into the diamond He planned all along for us to be.  Don't fight this process in your life.  Trust that God has a plan for you, a hope and a future.  The molding and shaping are often an uncomfortable process but when He is finished with us, how we will shine light into the darkness of this world for Him!  To God Be the Glory!
Here is the video to Hawk Nelson's song Diamonds for you to enjoy.  Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and let his words wash over you.
Have a fabulous day!
Blessings,

Tracy
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