What is the most attractive, a dirty rock or a shining diamond? A diamond of course. But you’re probably aware that a diamond started out as a dirty rock!
Not every rock you see will become a diamond (otherwise we would all be very rich) but a specialist comes along and with his trained eye, he can spot the potential.
There is diamond potential in all of us, because God made us that way.
It’s intense pressure and great heat that turn that rock into the diamond and it’s when we go through the same that we actually have the ability to shine.
Maybe some of us need a little pressure, because we’ve been a dirty lump of rock for too long now. We all have the ability to shine, and when the darkness around us is strong, the light from within us can actually shine brighter.
Diamonds are formed about 100 miles below the earth and are brought to the surface by volcanic eruptions. If you’re going through something similar, ask God to reveal the diamond in you.
Instead of despising the eruption, ask God to bring something beautiful out of it. Stand back and ask God what He is wanting to do with you at this time… you have diamond potential!
The word ‘diamond’ comes from the Greek word ‘adamas’ – which means invincible and indestructible. Though you may be under that same pressure, you can also be invincible as God is with you. You have the ability to come out of your situation even stronger. Nothing will touch you or harm you. No fire or test will take you out.
Fake diamonds (like fake people) won’t last or stand the test of time and hardship, but real diamonds will.
We used to sing a sing with these words, “ make me like a precious stone, crystal clear and finely honed. Life of Jesus shining through, giving glory back to you.”
May that be your prayer today.
A daily devotion for a better way of living.