It's raining outside..dark and gloomy. Usually I would be kinda icked out by it. But, I'm not. Because there's a different perspective to be had.
Right now, things are dark and gloomy, but the rain is here. Rain is cleansing, embrace it. Rain cleanses through the storm of darkness. The rain takes off all of the muck. And then, when everything is clean, the sun comes out and dries up all the muck puddled beneath our feet. Leaving beauty.
Well, if that's what it takes, then..Jesus BRING THE RAIN!
Takes on a whole new meaning with my new perspective. Jesus is bringing some storms right now for me, but he's also bringing the rain. And sometimes he has to use a scrubbing pad in order to get some of the muck off..but, brighter days are ahead! He never cleanses without also giving hope of a new day. And, so, in this time, I will choose to PRAISE HIM IN ADVANCE!
It may be stormy for many of us right now, but the breakthrough is coming..the SON will break through the clouds. He always does. But not until the rain has done it's part. Just as I wouldn't leave a carwash midwash, I won't leave the storm mid cleanse!
After the rain, comes a bright sunny day. Don't give up! A life without seasons is boring and never produces anything of merit.
Sidenote: Don't confuse spiritual remodeling for depression. The enemy will try to make you believe that life is horrible, that you suck. It's not, and you don't. Life is change. Always has been, always will be. And if you will embrace the change and participate in the remodeling and restoration project, instead of focusing on the mold filled walls, great things will happen. Are you ready? Do you want to be free? Cuz, no matter what you FEEL, you are NOT alone. He IS there. Take His hand, He came to set you FREE. Therefor, you ARE free. Right now, it's already done. So..You are only a captive as long as you allow yourself to be. You are in jail voluntarily.
At any point you can walk out and start life anew. But, it's your choice..and mine. My choice has been made. I will give it all up if it means getting closer to Him. And being all that He wants me to be. I don't want what I can do, I want what only He can do. It's time to change our perspective..change our thinking.
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