I’m realizing God’s a busy worker bee. He is not content to let me stay as I am, so he shows me areas in my life he seeks to address. Lately, he’s doing this all the time. It may be three different ways I’m sinning in one day! I say to him, “Okay God, one day to rest, a little breather would be nice. Just give me one day where I’m perfectly fine and can rest easy.”
And he says, “Oh no child, I wouldn’t let you have that for the world. I love you too much to delude you so! Come to me and I will give you rest. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” He smiles at me with a wide toothy grin, arms open wide, and I limply run towards him. He sweeps me up before I know it, and all I can say is, “Have mercy on me a sinner.” He squeezes me in joyful response and whispers into my ear, “Take heart, my fainthearted one. I am making you new. Now…let’s get back to work!” His excitement is infectious.
-Lisbeth Castelli (inspired by “The Lord your God is with you…” -Zeph. 3:17. And inspired by progressive sanctification in her life.)