He Calls, He prepares

My good friend Lysa TerKeurst was kind enough to give me a pre-release copy of her new book, Unglued.  (It releases next week and I can’t wait to give away a few copies in the coming weeks.)

This morning I was reading the book and I came to this part…

Of course, I am familiar with Ephesians 2:8-9 (I memorized it as a child), but verse 10 really spoke to me this morning.  The same grace that God uses to save me is the grace He uses to sustain me.  If God has called me to be the pastor’s wife of Elevation Church, He will fill prepare me in advance to do it.  If God has chosen me to be the mother of Elijah, Graham and Abbey Furtick, He will prepare me in advance to do it.  If God picked me to be the wife of Steven Furtick, he will prepare me in advance to it.

I am God’s workmanship.  A workmanship is not made over night.  It takes a time.  Maybe even a lifetime.  I have to let the Master do His work in my life.  I have to let Him chisel.

If you want to read more about God chiseling, you need to pre-order a copy of Unglued here.