Day 2: Persephone: Part 2 of 2
Dreaming about the person you want to become and the steps you hope to take to become that person is an essential aspect of spiritual growth. But it’s equally important to remember that God may refine you more through that process than you imagined.
We see this reality in the lives of numerous people throughout the Bible. David expected to be a shepherd, and God decided to make him king. Mary expected to be a normal wife, and God decided to have her bring Jesus into the world. Peter expected to be a fisherman, and God used him to help Christianity flourish.
Of course, this level of spiritual refining isn’t something that only happened to those in the Bible. It happens today, too.
In the third verse of John Mark McMillan’s Persephone, he writes:
When I was young I thought I would become
Someone different than who I find myself to be
But in my weakness I’ve come to believe
Who I am is greater than the man of who I once dreamed
As you read today, consider this: Do you currently see yourself as greater than the person you once dreamed you would be?
Do you currently see yourself as greater than the person you once dreamed you would be? Explain your answer.
In what ways has your life story and the seasons you’ve experienced refined you to be a better ambassador of Christ? Be specific.
Listen to Persephone by John Mark McMillan
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Exodus 24-25
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, it’s easy to see that the person I am today is not the person I once thought I would be. I confess that there are many times when life is not at all like I expected it to be, nor am I the person I sometimes thought I would be. But today’s reading has helped me to pause, reflect, and recognize that You have led me to be somebody who is greater than the person I once dreamed I would be. Today, I pray that You will continue to refine me so that tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, I will continue taking steps to be the greatest possible version of myself. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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