Prepared in Advance

Is it not the same wonderful Fashioner Who fits us and our ministry together, and forms us through it with unerring precision, preparing us for the white stone and the new name which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it, eternity’s seal on the heavenly individuality of each. That eternal future will show how the Lord had need of each of us in our varying character, and how all that made up this earthly life fitted us for “bearing about” the special manifestation of Jesus entrusted to us, in which no other could take our place.

Lilias Trotter, Parables of the Christ-life

I feel like I’m surrounded by my favorite things! Kiddos and kittens and critters and brilliant, brilliant night skies! I’m not entirely fond of not having AC or warm showers, but those feel like small prices to pay in light of what I have gained. More and more, I am seeing how God has been shaping me for this very position I am in now; I hope to gradually share some of that backstory with you all eventually! (BTW, highly recommend Parables of the Christ-life!!! Free to download on Gutenberg.org!)

…we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10, NASB

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