The fire, the light, and the warming energy of the sun. Three in one. I don't propose to belittle our God by wrapping Him up in the small package of our world's sunshine. But I LOVE that God uses the created things of this world to help us understand Him just a little better. So that when my eyes take in His truth...
and I ponder how that can be so, for my God is a God of love and grace. He shows me through these pictures; these parables; these real and concrete things that I can see and feel in this physical life, that there is no discrepancy in His Word. My God of Love does indeed harden hearts, just as the sunlight hardens clay. And He softens hearts just as the fire melts my candle's wax. He simply shines his light upon us, and allows the heat to produce the natural outcome of the substance that is exposed to Him. What is the substance of our hearts?
What makes the candle melt? Is it not the oil?
God's Spirit softens. Let us not deny His Spirit. Even this...
Lord, how I want to melt like wax in your presence. To be left with nothing but the oil of your Spirit within me.
And He replies...
Have you asked Him friends?
(Originally shared at Encourage365 )
Shared from my heart ~ Stacy
And may I suggest a little weekend reading? ....
My Friend David Because I love her words... "my friend David, taught me that it's okay to be human."
He Is Because I love her words... " I find myself asking the Spirit to fill my deflated lungs with who "He Is.""
I Am Still... Stacey Wilson Because I love her words... " I know who I am in Christ."!