Monday, May 16, 2011
At the beginning of all our lives, we have a blank canvas. Nothing is written, or drawn on it yet. But as we get older, things start to appear, beautiful artwork, beautiful poems... our life on a canvas.
God is the artist. He thinks of and does all the work that goes onto that canvas. He creates it, molds it, paints it, and designs it. And the great thing is... he's already done the canvas in his mind, for each of us. He has the perfect plan for everyone, but he's painting it on slowly, so that we may see the true beauty of it. He paints very line, every detail in love. And he never tires of it; he enjoys forming our lives with unique design. And sometimes we might mess up, we might slip in his plan… but his hand never strays, he is always there and always will be. Jeremiah 29: 11 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” He knows every part of our lives and takes great delight in it. He loves every part of us, every mistake, every mess up, and every good thing we do. He will never give up loving us, because he wants us with him. He wants to see us succeed, we wants to see that canvas filled; for our lives fulfilled. “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” - Zephaniah 3:17