DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH

DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

God takes our internal desires and realigns them with His own in a masterful and mysterious way.
His infinite and inexhaustible resource supply extends itself to our "wondering" souls and invites us to explore more and more of His vast and profound goodness and of that ... there is no end.
A magnificent wonder,
Our merciful God and loving Father.
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Overtures in the business world have surprised and catapulted me into a business networking sphere which is rewarding my intense curiousity and internal learning hunger in unspeakable ways.
From the education I am receiving to the people I am meeting,
 I stand amazed at God's curious ways in orchestrating and interjecting His purposes into our human lives.
God is doing the unimaginable,
In ways unimaginable,
And displaying just how unimaginable "He" truly is.
"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God; how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been His counselor?"
Romans 11:33-34
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Extending tokens of His grace and goodness, I find God graciously upsetting the plans I had laid out for myself and firmly establishing a plan of His own.
Positioning Himself as my faithful and merciful Father, He commands and commandeers my heart's allegiance and adoration, and I openly confess He has "wonderfied" me by His presence.
-I never thought the Christian life would look anything like "this."
-I never that Christ would reveal Himself "like" this.
-I never dreamed of a spiritual pilgrimage becoming such a risk-taking, intimate, "joint" adventure.
God has amazed and exhausted me with His unimaginable glorious ways.
"Ah Lord God! Behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for Thee."
Jeremiah 32:17
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God's preordained plan for our lives is nothing short of extraordinary.
We never know when, where, or how God might position us to realize and receive a new look at His glory.
The impossibilities that loom about our frail lives like haunted shadows are entirely dispelled by the great propelling presence of God's power and light radiating over and through us.
We are diamonds in the rough, purified and embedded in difficulty, beautified and set for an eternity.
The unspeakable glow of God's glory shines resolutely, purely, and perfectly through our mortal frames and attests time and again to the magnificent glory of God.
And isn't this the point of it all?
That God's glory might be realized, magnified, and made known.
That God's glory might be observed extraordinary through our less-than-ordinary lives.
To Him be praise.
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"The Lord reigneth, He is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength; wherewith He hath girded Himself; the world also is established, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old; Thou art from everlasting."
Psalm 93:1-2