Dailies On The Vine

Beauty In Every Season

Instantly when I saw this man on my walk today I felt a fathers heart, and though focused it was merry on display through him. It was so clear the Father was speaking I turned back and asked if I could take this photo. I said, “this so symbolic of finding beauty in every season” and he replied confidently, “it’s hard not too”. What a picture of The Father, master Creator always working and appreciating what is being made, wether seen or underneath the surface!

I spoke to him for a few moments and thanked him, and went about my walk. A few steps ahead I heard in my spirit, “I know what it was, I know what it is, and know what it is becoming.” It reminds me of Revelation 1:8, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord God, He Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty (the Ruler of all). [Isa. 9:6.]”

It may be hard for you to except, but today the Lord looks at you and sees beauty (even when you don’t have any leaves 😉). Many feel stripped right now but the Lord sees what you are becoming. He thinks your life is so valuable that He is even taking the time to remember you in this season and artistically paint a canvas. Maybe you feel strong in spirit but your circumstances have been bleak, well the Lord would say over them, “I know what it is but I know what it is becoming”. In every season, you are the Fathers artwork. The Lord also spoke to me and said He does not show us visions and dreams or make promises to disappoint us, and He is faithful to bring to completion. Genesis reminds us that He loves completion, as on the seventh day (seven means perfection and completion) He rested and called what He created good. “I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭

When we live our lives yielded to His Spirit and trust in His process of transformation we can not be put to shame. The art of transformation is change, becoming for the Lord. The Father knows what you are becoming for the One who is to come and I promise you it is all for the beauty of His Son. “For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” Hebrews‬ ‭10:14‬ ‭

It is the Father’s delight to fashion us into the image of His glorious Son. You are not a burden, you are His beloved. “And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭‭‭

Dailies On The Vine

Becoming The Transformed; Through Humility and Pain

Today I was feeling disheartened and even hurt for ‘good reason’ ~ and then I thought of Jesus. The One acquainted with many sorrows who poured out His life like a drink offering. The King of Kings humbled himself giving the most honorable sacrifice of love and shed his blood for all mankind.

Yet how often can it be said that the Greatest Act Of Love has been overlooked and gone unseen, has not been honored, received, or even acknowledged. The perfect slain Lamb of God, the Savior Himself despised and rejected by men.
And maybe some of those words are familiar to your heart today too…

He received no reward on earth in the eyes of man, He understood His award was prepared and fully awaiting Him in Heaven where He still waits for the fullness of the promise – the promise of reunited hearts turned fully to Him. He fulfilled His own words by saying ““Be [very] careful not to do your good deeds publicly, to be seen by men; otherwise you will have no reward [prepared and awaiting you] with your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew‬ ‭6:1‬ ‭AMP‬. (Meaning He could have done so much more publicly to ‘prove’ His authority but in humility He did only what He saw the Father do). The Messiah held the purest of hearts even in dying for humanity, knowing He was the key of liberation He chose to become a lowly King. He gave without taking, and His last words included forgiving His offenders, ‘for they know not what they do’. ‬

Jesus wrapped Himself in flesh to reveal His Kingship and Sonship to us, as fully God and fully man. Jesus fully man had emotion and experienced pain such as rejection, so it is healthy to acknowledge a source of pain; humanity requires it and Jesus created us to feel. But then we set our gaze higher, acknowledging Him, and allowing ourselves to be transformed by the knowledge that this earth and its afflictions are temporary, taking comfort that in every trial there is an opportunity to become more like Him. Each time we react like Jesus reacted, we become transformed looking more and more like Him, and nothing can compare to the eternal glory we will share with Him! In this world we will face suffering, but how we handle pain can truly liberate us!

“But those who embraced him and took hold of his name he gave authority to become the children of God!” John‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day. For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:16-18‬ ‭AMP‬‬