“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” – Romans 8:28
By definition, “steeping” means soaking a solid in a liquid to soften it, extract flavors and make it into something useful. Steeping is a time of transformation from what was into what will be. Through steeping, things are transformed to become useful and to fulfill their intended purpose.
Like tea, there are times in life when we go through steeping – a time of transformation from a previous way of being, to a new way of being. It often comes through circumstances over which we have no control. Times of transformation and change can cause us discomfort and may lead to unhappiness, frustration or anxiety.
During these times, we may even wonder where God is. But if we embrace our time of steeping, we see that it is actually a signal to us that God is at work in our lives, perfectly and uniquely preparing us for what we will become.
- How have you been steeped during this past year of COVID-19?
- Share biblical truths or personal prayer answered to illustrate how God can use this time of steeping to prepare, grow and change us.
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