There is a scripture that has been in the forefront of my mind for a week or so now that I know was God speaking to me and pointing out His faithfulness. This verse/ verses are from the sermon on Sunday. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, 23May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
Verse 24 is the one that stuck out to me. God, who calls you out to be different and makes you separate for His glory, will not call you out and leave you hanging. He will do it! Not, He might do it, or He will do it if... There are no strings attached. He will work the process of sanctification on His believers! He knows us better than we know ourselves and He knows how to make these changes in us.
In me they require baby steps. I know He knows how unbalanced I can become if too much happens at once. He knows I can tend to deal (or not deal) with anxiety even though He tells me to be anxious about nothing! He knows my heart and the areas that require the most attention, and He knows how to prepare my heart for change. Let me say that again-- He knows how to prepare my heart for change. He doesn't just throw me a curve ball and expect me to catch it. He teaches me how to respond to His signals. He is in constant communication with me-- just like the catcher and the pitcher at a baseball game. They know each other and they have an intimate way of communicating their intentions. God does that too-- He has given me the indwelling of Himself-- The Holy Spirit who talks me through the changes, counsels me as I need help, advocates for me when I need a little more patience or a lesson repeated, and sings over me when I get it right!
Don't you love that
I have catered many weddings and heard many kinds of wedding music, but the most moving (usually to tears) is when the father sings to his daughter and new son. Can you imagine, God just might sing personally at our wedding.