Good morning another day to tell the Lord thank you. As you grow to spiritual maturity, you will have to cooperate with God in the process. One way to do this is to believe God is working in your life, even when you do not feel it. Spiritual growth is sometimes tedious work, one small step at a time.
There are seasons in your spiritual life, too. Sometimes you will have a short, intense burst of growth (springtime) followed by a period of stabilizing and testing (fall and winter). What about those problems, habits, and hurts you would like miraculously removed? It is fine to pray for a miracle, but do not be disappointed if the answer comes through a gradual change. Over time, a slow, steady stream of water will erode the hardest rock and turn giant boulders into pebbles. Over time, a little sprout can turn into a giant redwood tree towering 350 feet tall. (Ecclesiastes 3:1; Hebrews 2:1). Loving God Always.
Dear Lord, please change my perspective so that I can see Your beauty in all my experiences. Heavenly Father, help me to trust Your promises to always lift my spirit. Lord, in moments of weakness, strengthen me with Your power. I know that You alone will keep me safe. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Ms. Anne, Georgetown, GA, NAAV Spiritual Wellness Contributor; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.