Getting cuts on my hands from mishandling paper and other innocent accidents always seem to fascinate me for two reasons. 1) I realize just how much I use my hands through out the day, thanks to the sharp sting that never ceases to remind me that my finger is injured. And 2) I am completely blown away by the human body’s ability to repair itself in just a few days.
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I was going through some spiritual surgery. God has showed me a lot of things about myself, including the good and the “needs improvement”. I still have some pruning and growing to do in my life!
Submitting ourselves to God, involves reflection and transformation. When God uses His Word as a mirror and shows us where we are, in comparison to His image, we have a couple of choices. We can innovate and change or ignore and stay the same. It is not easy to innovate, when we are faced with our personal failures and shortcomings. But God, being the amazing gentleman He is, understands that. Instead of leaving us to figure out how to become more like Him, God sticks around, takes us by the hand and says, “This is the way, walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21)
He urges us to remove the fruitless parts of our lives and then instructs us on how to replace those dead parts with living ones, from Him. Whether it be, rest as a replacement for stress, or a swap of love for anger. God is very much involved in the healing processes that Christians are always undergoing, as we surgically remove fleshy desires and replace them with godly ones.
Just as God healed Jesus (and my paper cut) He heals you and me as we pluck out Satan’s lies and replace it with His Truth.
Through every stage, storm and season of life…God is eternally by our side! Healing, helping…whatever we need, He is always available and willing…