We All Shine Like Diamonds in The Hand of Our Creator!

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I don’t know about you, but I like sparkly, pretty diamonds!  It’s not that I have to have the largest one or anything like that, but in general there is a little something to the old saying, “diamonds are a girls best friend.”  We just like them…  They catch our eye and when we are gifted (cause we never buy them for ourselves) with new diamonds we admire them on our hand or in the mirror if it is a pretty necklace or earrings.  We feel special when we wear diamonds often because a special someone has been the giver of such gifts and isn’t it fun to look at such a token (especially a diamond) and know it came as a result of someones deep love for you?

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Diamonds don’t start out pretty and sparkly though.  They are actually just carbon which is essentially charcoal.  Nothing more than a chunk of black that will heat up the grill to make dinner.  It isn’t until extreme temperatures and pressure are applied over time that diamonds are actually formed.  To complicate matters, the conditions have to be just right beneath the Earth’s crust in order for the temperature and pressure to actually form carbon into a diamond or you may end up with graphite (bummer).

We are all like diamonds in the rough and may appear quite ordinary in so many ways as we go about our lives.  It is only through life’s trials, pressures, and sometimes Godly discipline that we start to chisel away the rough edges that conceal our beautiful shiny diamond!

How are diamonds actually shaped before they become beautiful jewels?  They must be cut and polished – God’s purpose is to refine and perfect us too!

There are 4 C’s used to judge a diamonds worth and beauty:

  1. Cut – the geometric shape
  2. Clarity – a measure of its flaws
  3. Carat – the weight
  4. Color – icy white to yellow

I bet you can already take the 4 C’s and compare them to how God might apply those same C’s to reveal that shiny diamond in you!

The more we read God’s word and allow it to pierce our heart and change us, the more valuable we are to serve the Kingdom of God well.  God’s word cuts!

Hebrew 4:12

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

As Christians, we must submit to the ways of God.  We must do our best to live in such a way that we present without spot or blemish as others watch.  We won’t be perfect, no diamond is actually perfect, but we can sure shine if we strive toward Holiness with the Holy one indwelling our heart.

Ephesians 5:27

and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

Our carat and color may night be judged by God as exterior concerns, but the interior of our heart will certainly be judged by God.  He is concerned with what lies within, our character.  Character is developed through time and God’s refining process.   We must be willing to endure God’s refining process because He has a beautiful plan and it includes you my sweet sister!  He desires for the carbon formed junk in your life to be transformed into a rock solid shiny diamond that sparkles for His Kingdom all the days of your life on earth and into eternity!!!

 

Go SHINE like the diamond that you are my sisters!

Kelli

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