Here is a new song:
Song of a Diamond
In the deep part of the earth there lies unnoticed a diamond in the rough. No one knows it is there but the God of all things who created it for His glory.
It’s dark and bulky not suitable in any way. Though the Craftsman who holds it sees the splendor He will give it. He takes His tool and begins to chip away the debris that hides the beauty.
One cut after another reveals the true purpose of this obscure form. Through patience, oh the patience required to release all that it is to be.
Even so this Great Creator sees us in our mother’s womb. He waits until the day we will make up His precious jewels and be a diamond tiara in His hands.
Oh the patience. Oh the patience required to be all He has called us to be.
We are all diamonds in the rough that the Lord mined from the earth of bondage to sin. He set us free to walk in His purposes. Our progressive sanctification comes as we mine truths from His word and apply them to our hearts.
John 17:17 says, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” John 8:31-32 says, “…if you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
The truth that sets us free is experiential truth. It is truth that we have accepted, walk in, and practice daily. Truth comes from the sword of the word that splits between our flesh and our spirit. It discerns our true intentions. It also splits the chains of self effort and sets us free to obey from the heart.