I look out the window at our woods and see the new growth in places we have been clearing brush the past few years. Even after continually cutting, spraying of the stumps, some of the honeysuckle and locust continue to show signs of life.
Some time ago during church service, our worship leader shared how someone had asked him if he would ever turn away from God. When he replied, "no", they told him, "he had not went through his Job moment".
Curt and I were discussing this and each of us acknowledged we have went through our "Job moment/moments". Those times which we were cut down, sprayed with the intent to destroy, and still we persevered.
But only because of our ABBA.
Being connected to Him, His Holy Spirit continually grows us - no matter the "Job moments".
I look back now and see the sprouts which grew up amongst the debris of warfare in myself and so many others who walk in Him.
He has never, nor will ever, stop nurturing, pruning, shaping us into becoming whom He designed us to be. What the world walked away from and left as just a "stump" - our ABBA saw beauty in The Holy Seed within.
How thankful and blessed we are in how He "grew" us from our "Job moments".