Tuesday, 4 August 2009

My Extreme Makeover

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet revealed what we will be. But we know that, when he is revealed, we will be like him; for we will see him just as he is. (1 John 3:2)

Every so often, I catch a glimpse of the great gulf that separates who I am from who I long to be, and I can hardly describe the feeling it inspires. More bitter than the appallment is the heartbreaking disappointment that strikes as I admit that I miss my own mark by miles. There is nowhere to run; I am trapped within myself. There is nowhere to hide: experience lays bare all it touches.

I content with what God has given me. I have more and better than I have dreamed, and I can truly say that his gifts are good, as he is Good. But I look with deep longing for the day when I will become more than I am; when I will be free and beautiful as the Lord Jesus. I am so very tired of my weak, shallow, sickly soul.

With what relief I remember that I am not only hidden in Jesus Christ, but that I will be changed by him - set free to be what he already is. I wait for the day...


Brandon said...

I'm waiting with you. :)

jennypo said...

Thanks, Brandon.

"For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you..."
“O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires. I will make your pinnacles of rubies, your gates of crystal, and all your walls of precious stones." (Isaiah 54:7,11)

He who has promised cannot lie.

Robert said...

Amen my precious friend!!! You always radiate the glory of His promises in your posts jennypo!!! Thanks for stopping by my place. You know vancouver Bc is not too far from portland!!!! lol If your ever in the area you better let me know :)

jennypo said...

Thanks for coming by. I am so happy to see the peace you are learning through your health crisis.
Portland is not that far from here, but I have never been there. I'll let you know if I go. :)

Robert said...

hey jenny-po.

Just came by to see how your doing. God is teaching me much during this health crisis. I loved the discussions you had on here before with people, especially those who wanted to challenge you a bit, you always wrote with such compassion and openness. Stop by and comment on some of my last few posts if you get a chance. I can't wait to be fully clothed in Jesus as well!!!