Grace · Not · Revelation · Selfishness

a what i’m not… kind of day…

It’s been a day of recognizing all I’m not…

not patient… not kind… not slow to anger…

not rejoicing with others in their joy… I’m too busy being envious…

Oh… I almost forgot… not thankful…

What does all this not reveal…

A heart that has a hard time loving some days…

A heart more interested in self than others…

A heart which still has a long way to go to be like His…

But the follow up question is… What does it reveal about Him…?

His grace… His mercy… His steadfast love… even when I’m mostly acting like a self-centered childish brat…

He is more forgiving of me… than I am of myself…

And He reminds… I’m not quite there… He is still at work… and revealing what I’m not… is the next step… in moving me toward all He wants me to be… and what I want to be too…

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1John 3:2-3 ESV

So… the what I’m not kind of day… moves me toward placing hope in Him… His promises to forgive… heal… redeem… complete… what He has begun in me…

And I also hear John telling me in these words… the more I see Him… the more I come to know… His grace… His love… His compassion toward me… the more I will grow to be like Him… until the Day… when I see Him fully…

What a day that will be…!

So for now… I’ll be thankful… for a what I’m not sort of day… revealing more of Him to me…

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