180 Days of Boasting About God – Day 6

No longer the same.

You didn’t go in the furnace to come out looking the same! God didn’t refine you so that I could keep looking like dirty minerals. WHEN he is through with you, you SHALL come forth as PURE GOLD.

God is never satisfied with us being mediocre. He is always calling us to be better. He will convict us about a bad habit so that we can change and be more loving to those around us. I remember when I used to speak to others harshly. For simple matters, I would verbally cut them. I found joy in it, honestly. But then, God showed me that the way I did things must always be gracious so that I will respond appropriately.

Colossians 4:6
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. NIV

Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. NLT

God actively plays a role in our lives so that we can live the best life possible. He purifies our ways. He causes us to love ourselves more and more. He stretches us so that we can achieve self actualisation. He molds us and refines us so that we are no longer the same.

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