On Sunday at church we sang the hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." I am constantly amazed at how faithful He is no matter what. I love that hymn. I love so many of the words.
"Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not. As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be."
What a blessing to know that we serve a God who never changes. He is eternal.
"Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning, new mercies I see. All I have needed, Thy hand hath provided! Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!"
As I think back on the last months as a newlywed I can think of all of the "new mercies" I have seen and the blessings that the Lord has poured over our lives. Everything that we have needed, He has provided. This couldn't be more true. Mostly, I have seen it in the tangible and material things.
However, I am seeing Christ refine me. Unfortunately, I don't always look at that as a good thing. I resist it. As we sang on Sunday, I couldn't stop thinking of how good He is and all that He has provided for Brett and I and how unfaithful I am so often to Him. He gently reminded me that, "He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (Philippians 1:6)
Thank you for this promise Lord. I long to be refined and not only refined, but actively changed.