I have always been drawn to glass of any kind. On my honeymoon, thirty years ago, I found broken glass on Pink Beach in Bermuda. You would have thought I had found gold; I was so giddy. All the colors of cobalt blue, brown and varying shades of green brought so much joy to me. The treasures of the sea were polished, refined from broken bottles of the sea. The sea glass is now displayed in beautiful vases and freely around candles in my home. These broken pieces of glass remind me of God, the Potter and us, His clay. We are God’s precious piece of art that He is designing to bring Him pleasure and Glory! Breathe in this view of Lake Louise.
This is a picture that I believe the sea of glass before God’s Heavenly throne may look like, but even more brilliant.
Lake Louise, Banff Canada photo by Sharon Moye
“And Before His Throne was it were a sea of glass, like crystal.”
Heaven will be filled with brilliant colors of various stones and gems. It is no wonder we love sea glass, diamonds, beautiful blown glass and gems. We are made in His image, so therefore we love His beauty that He created. It draws us in and it brings beauty to our homes, jewelry that we treasure and views that take us away.
Sea Glass and Bermuda Pink Sand photo by Sharon Moye
God displays his beauty in lakes and oceans with minerals that change the color of the water to various beautiful hues. The sand and water make the sea glass smooth and polished. God, our Potter uses various means to make us, His beautiful piece of artwork so that we will shine like a diamond. I love Brandon Heath's song, Diamond, that I included for you on my resource page. After reading this blog, enjoy listening to his song and trust God that you have a diamond inside of you that needs to be set free. This song came on the radio as I was driving to counseling seeking complete freedom.
God desires to be our Source, trusting that our identity is in Him alone.
Sometimes, this refinement hurts and we want to resist God. We have to trust that He is in control and knows what He is doing. Trusting can be hard if we are a feeler. I fall into the category of a feeler and let my emotions override the truth of God's word. We must let our emotions be guided with His truth. Otherwise, we fall prey to living in bondage instead of freedom.
“and I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6
Let the water and sand wash over our bodies both cleansing us from our rough edges and refreshing us with His living water. His living water, His word both refreshes and convicts. The sand I liken to our relationships, jobs and circumstances of this world. They can sharpen us like iron to chisel, transforming us into the beauty of a diamond.
Because of Christ’s work in us, we will one day be presented to the Holy of Holies, God,
as a perfectly refined, beautiful gem. As believers in Jesus we are sealed by His blood for salvation the minute we believe. But, before we are to meet God, He prepares his children by transforming us into His likeness daily. The transformation of His living water, His word and the sand (relationships, jobs, circumstances, etc.) make us more beautiful as we become more like our Maker.
Let God work his great power within us.
Allowing your identity to be rooted in God alone and His Love for us!
Be the person you want to be…Don’t allow others to define you..
Lean into His word..
Trust His word to be true and don’t let your emotions guide you. Let Truth guide your emotions.
Have a beautiful day!