Day 20: Our Hope in Glory

31 Days to See Beauty in Your MessI’m spending each day here in the month of October writing about finding
beauty in the everyday mess.  Before you think I’m an expert on this topic, let me confess: I’ve likely already lost my temper, prayed that I could have a solo vacation, and held back frustrated tears this morning.  I’m far from having this mastered.  I’m writing here transparently so that you and I might grow in seeking His daily extravagant beauty.  So pull up a chair and get ready to dive into the mess with me, knowing that somewhere in this mess is a beauty that only God can craft.


31 Days to See Beauty in Your Mess


We have opportunities every day to delight in God. We’re surrounded by circumstances He has ordained for our sanctification. God’s grace to us in Christ gives us assurance to follow him where he leads, even when it’s into awkwardness, hard work, and pain. But every day we ignore the instruments that God would use in our lives to make us holy. If we’re not ignoring them, then we may worship them as god instead.

God’s triumphant grace in the work of Christ on the cross assures us of this: when our hope is in God’s glory for ourselves and others, then our life in the home is anything by dull, diminutive, and disappointing.

~Gloria Furman

Words are running short with me today… but Gloria’s words call my heart to focus on God’s glory.  May they do the same for you.