>Beauty in place of Ashes
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 KJV
Hello Dear, today is the day that the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it. In the right order, the Bible records that all things, not all good things but all things good or bad, beauty for ashes. It is right there in Romans 8:28,
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to those who are called according to His purpose”. Underline the point –
“to them that believe”. God wants you to believe in him that he will give you beauty for your ashes. He is raising an army of believers. He is looking for people who regardless of a circumstance will still stand firm and true for their faith and believe in him. He is looking for a person that understands that he has the supernatural ability to refine and bring beauty in place of ashes in life. So what could the problem be?
What are your ashes? In John 16:33, God is saying to you, that in this world you will have trouble, but take courage, for he has overcome the world.” There are stories in the Bible people were hopeless but they all looked unto God.
(Tamar, Job, Daniel). So what about you? In this ashes, what you need is a revelation of the God that you serve. This season is not a time to complain or murmur but to ask God to show you himself. You cannot see God until you have seen him finished revealing himself to you.
Everything in your life may be crashed, but guess what, God liked to use that ‘crash’ or ‘ashes’ to boldly reveal himself to you as the extraordinary strategist. When God finish revealing himself to you, you will experience a fresh revelation, a beauty and a reason to give him praise for what he has done, in the end his name will be glorified.
Do not be weary or afraid. Be strong with a believe of the one that commissioned you on this earth. If you know the authority backing you, you will not be depressed and hiding under that chair. Everyday you wake up, lift your hands high and give God praise, the king him a day and a new thing in your life.
That loss or ashes is only contrary if only you will look up and trust the way maker for he has got you in his hands. Let God manifest his power in your ashes, unveiling the beauty in it.
Prayer: Can we say this prayer together.
Oh Lord Jesus into your hands I commit my life and everything in it to you; the mighty man of valour. Lord I give you thanks for being with me in all seasons of Life. Lord I plead that you forgive me to taking the wrong path. Bring me on, back to your secret place Oh God and do with me whatsoever you will. Amen.
You alone is worthy of my praise. You alone is the true God, I will serve you forever more.