For we are God’s masterpiece.
He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things
he planned for us long ago.
Not an accident
Not a mistake
Not “Ah well, he/she is ok”
But a Masterpiece!
I can tell you that I have not always thought of myself as a masterpiece. I was a piece all right, but more like a piece of work. I wasn’t grounded in Christ and I certainly had no intentions of living the life HE had planned for me. But you know what the crazy thing is…Our God is a kind and patient God. He knew that I was going to take a while to come around to His thinking, and I am so thankful that He did.
You see, when an artist starts to paint he/she starts with a blank canvas. For me that would be brutal…I would just sit there and think, “ok, now what about this”, and “what if I did that?” but for God who is the ALL knowing, ALL mighty, Everywhere at One time God this is not a problem. He knew at the beginning of time that you and I would be here, RIGHT HERE, right now.
He didn’t sit there and stare at the blank canvas…He just thought it and it happened. Amazing, isn’t it?
But what about for us…I mean, if we are God’s masterpiece and our life is nothing like the Monet picture above, what do we do? I think we need to look at our life like a blank canvas, then we need to paint the picture to see what that looks like for us.
“What do I value?”
“What’s important to me?”
“What are my priorities?”
“What/Where do I see God taking me?”
Friends, I know it can be hard to think that God has made you a masterpiece, but He did. He has a unique plan and purpose for your life and He has filled your life with so many colorful stories. Some of the colors might be hard and painful, while others are bright, shiny, and full of joy. No matter what colors are on your canvas you can rest that they were not an accident.
declares the LORD,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
It is my prayer that you take some time to really seek Him today. Ask Him what colors are on your canvas, ask Him to show you the answers to the questions, and spend some time just resting in His word. His word never comes back empty.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you so much for the masterpieces that you have created in each and every one of our lives. Father I pray for the women who are struggling right now to believe that they are a prized possession to you. Father I know how hard it can be to look at your life as a blank canvas, but Father I pray that you would show each and every one of us just how special we are to you. Thank you Father for your plans, your grace, and your infinite love. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Thanks so much for stopping by for the very first Speak to My Soul Sunday. Make sure to leave a comment and let me know if you have the button up on your site so I can put your name in the drawing for the Starbuck’s card. The drawing will be held this Friday at noon.