When we get saved, God starts the process of perfecting us into His image. It is a gradual, lifelong progression until we get to heaven, where our lives will then shine with the light of His glory.
I thought of this perfecting process when I took these photos of a magnolia flower, gradually opening over a period of days. Our tendency is to try to rush God’s perfecting of our character; we want instant results and get disappointed in ourselves when we mess up. He sees the finished product already. He knows that what He starts in us will one day result in a work of splendid beauty. Because of Christ in us, He will perfect that which concerns us. (Psalm 138:8) May you rest in comprehending this truth as you view the photos.
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Proverbs 4: 18
God is the finisher of our faith. Like me, do you struggle with fully accepting that your life has beauty? I pray that we each remember His perfecting work in us. Even though we mess up, and don’t see how anything good can come from our lives, God already sees us as His prized work of perfection.
I’d appreciate the feedback about the photos! Thanks.
Sue Nash/ 2013