Devotions from Judy’s heart

Yesterday I shampooed the carpet given to us by Kurt and Brenda that had been in their basement. As I used our carpet cleaner I saw a transformation take place. The carpet’s faded pattern became more defined as it got cleaned and layers of cat hair etc were removed. I was pleasantly surprised at how fresh it looked and blended into the house décor. I thought of our hearts and how the Lord wants to clean them and bring out the pattern He has for our lives. It says in II Cor. 3:18 “And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like Him.” ( Message translation).  Why do we resist His beautiful work in our lives when He wants to make us shine and reflect His glory?  Just like parents who are sad when they see their kids choose rebellious ways rather than His way, our Father must be sad when we choose our will and way above His. Let us be open and let Him work in our lives that we may shine for Him.