Marilyn Monroe once said
And while I’m not sure about them being my BEST friend, I sure do think they are pretty!
One of the best things about diamonds though, is that they didn’t always look like this
They used to look like this
I’ve heard it said
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I was reading 2 Corinthians 8 in the Message Bible which says:
Now, friends, I want to report on the surprising and generous ways in which God is working in the churches in Macedonia province. Fierce troubles came down on the people of those churches, pushing them to the very limit. The trial exposed their true colors: They were incredibly happy, though desperately poor. The pressure triggered something totally unexpected: an outpouring of pure and generous gifts.
Yes I know this passage is talking about the Macedonian church giving an offering, but I got stuck on this line- the pressure triggered something totally unexpected. What happens when pressure comes to us? Do we crack or do we allow it to trigger something totally unexpected in us?
I don’t know about you, but when the pressure hits me, (and it does) I want it to trigger something unexpected in me. If it would be my tendency to freak out, I want to remain calm. If I would normally be upset, I want the joy of the Lord to instead ooze out of me. If I would normally be worried and fretful, I want to cast my care upon the One who cares for me. Every time I see a diamond, I’m going to remember that if I don’t break under the pressure, one day I too will be beautiful and will sparkle and shine like it does!
How about you? When the pressure comes what will you choose to do?
******Side Note- According to several scientific sites I found, diamonds are actually, more than likely, not made from coal! :)******
So awesome! I don’t give pressure a chance when it pops up I stop and think, HALT am I Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired. It’s generally Tired or Hungry, once I resolve those issues I can move on without pressure. XO
Love this Jenny! What a great idea!
I am going to steal this and post it on Facebook (citing you as the author, of course:) This is so awesome and (no pun intended) RELEVANT, we all need to regroup once pressure hits us and refocus on God’s Word and HIS promises to us if we persever in Joy, Thanksgiving and Love. You are an awesome tool of God, love you~