The king was looking for a queen in Esther 2. The process to get her ready to meet the king was a whole year process. Six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and the cosmetics for women. A year long spa! Sounds good to me.
William Mac Donald says this about the bride of Christ:
For the Christian, lifetime is training time for reigning time. Soon the Lord will present the church to Himself without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. Ephesians 5:27
This is such good way to view my life! Training here to reign with Christ. A life time spa! What gets me ready to meet the Lord? Letting God conform me to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29) So much of that transformation comes through difficulties and trials when I respond correctly. A rigorous spa, but so worth it!
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations,
It makes me want to listen to my trainer and follow His advice. He is conforming me to the image of Christ. He is getting me ready to meet His Son. Wahoo! Can’t wait for the wedding day!
And is it so—I shall be like Thy Son?
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!