Hard Candy Shell

English: A pile of plain M&M's candies.
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“Melts in your mouth, not in your hands”.

Remember those words?

They were made famous by the makers of M & M’s.

Sometimes God reveals things to us.
Some things that may be unpleasant.
It is as though we have been wrapped in a hard shell.
The hard shell has served a purpose.
It has protected and preserved our insides as God has been working on them.
Then when God is ready for our insides are to be revealed,
a crack appears in that shell.
It gets larger, and the insides begin to melt.
The shell protects us until we have processed enough to be able to handle what is next.
What is next is a total melting away of what we had inside before,
A changing of our old heart into a new one.
Ezekiel 11:19  I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them;
I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
In a really intense Bible study class I heard a man say,
“If you had tried to tell me this two years ago, I would have walked out of here.
Today I want to hear it”.
He was not finished with his processing.
His hard shell was still in tact.
Until now.
His heart is now able to be melded in with God’s.
Here’s what I want you to get.
Do not despise your process.
Go at God’s pace for you.
Your insides are changing by His power.
Soon, you will melt in His hand.
1 Peter 5:6 (MSG) So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs.
God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time.
Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.

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