Daily Delight

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Water beats down on me. The shower is where I do my deepest thinking. When you’ve got three small boys, that’s a no-brainer. 

The part of Christianity I struggle with the most is faith. I know the Bible is true, but there are so many times where I struggle with the fact that I can’t see Him. 

What if the world is right? How is it possible that they have an explanation for everything? But, I remind myself, they don’t. They cannot explain miracles. And I asked God, "Where are my miracles?" The Holy Spirit taps me on the shoulder and says “You are the miracle.” And I’m staggered. 

The fact that a degenerate, sin-filled creature that is in every way getting worse, aging, dying; that I can actually grow and progress and be renewed is a miracle. Anytime I doubt and feel my faith falter from now on, I’m going to remember this: that I could not possibly be who I am today, without having been changed from the inside by the Holy Spirit, and that is a miracle. 

…Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 
-2 Corinthians 4:16 (KJV)

…Put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him…
-Colossians 3:10 (KJV)

Another thing I do in the shower (ya'll are getting all my secrets today!) is crank up my speaker and listen to my music really loudly. Of course I also sing along. It was just after this conversation with the Spirit that Francesca Battistelli’s Motion of Mercy began to play, and I realized that because of His miracle in my heart I get to feel love, and be love to the world. By that time, whew! I was having a full-blown joyfest in the shower. 

Out of my heart flowed a gratitude almost overpowering. I was grateful to the Father for such a beautiful gift; to my Jesus for making it possible; and to the Holy Spirit for changing me. And this all happened on Thanksgiving morning. To wrap it up, Jason Gray’s song Good to Be Alive played, and I agreed with him: “All I want is to give you a life well-lived, to say ‘Thank You.’” 


About the Author

Liz Rigby≫ ≫
Liz clutches at whatever writing time she can get when she's not cleaning, laundering, cooking, homeschooling, and otherwise taking care of the love of her life and their three boys. To offset the busy stress of life, Liz loves nothing better than either writing, painting, creating music, or spending time with friends. Having graduated from Bible college and passed through the baby-making phase, Liz is eager for the next step and ministry that God has for her, and is excited to have a part in the Daughter of Delight team, where she hopes her words will point others to His exquisite glory.

For more of Liz's writing visit her blog plungedeep-climbsteep.com, or find her on Instagram @plungedeepclimbsteep.


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