The following truth from ancient scribe, Zechariah, has been synonymous with EVE, a lively sisterhood of women I lead in Oklahoma City, for many years.
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit," says the Lord of Hosts.
Only recently, have I noticed the next line of the promise from the Lord's own mouth.
"WHO ARE YOU, O great mountain*?
And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of Grace, grace to it!"
*The great mountain was a figurative reference to the great obstacles the people of Israel faced in rebuilding the temple
Christianity not being for the squeamish is taking on new meaning as of late. An encouraging word from my pastor..."Delissa, you're already messy, there's no point in turning back now. Just keep getting messier."
Now there's a DIRTY little secret for all Christians. What great and timely wisdom! The cost of discipleship is great and rips every shred of flesh straight through to the marrow of Spirit. And it doesn't look "pretty" by our standards, but I believe it is a glorious sight to behold by the Father of Lights.
PS WHO ARE YOU? My favorite line in scripture right now. :))