Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I'm a rusty bucket

I've never been a blogger. I don't really read a lot of other blogs, usually just to catch up on a person. Last fall I started sending out email summaries of Bible studies that are led by my awesome friend. I had a couple of people ask me if I had a blog. I thought then I would never do one. So I prayed over it. Yes I prayed over a blog. God revealed to me that I have had so much to talk about, this would be the best way to do it. I am not an emotional person. I do not talk about my feelings. I can however, write them better than any other expression. So here they are. I guess this is my online journal. If no one reads it, that's okay.

About five years ago God really started working on my faith. It had always been there, but it was me and not Him. He revealed to me how I am like a rusty bucket. I won't ever be totally shiny like a galvanized one until I'm perfected in Heaven. But He is slowly cleaning out the rust. In Biblical terms, it is sanctification. First you are justified by Christ, which is your salvation. Then He sanctifies you. But it is not that easy. I have been a Christian for most of my life. Sanctification started about 5 to 6 years ago. Why then? That is when He thought I was ready, and when I realized how rusty I really was.

This is just my beginning.....

May your rustiness make you realize your need to be galvanized.