Good Morning my friends,
You are God’s for all of time and beyond and throughout eternity. No power will ever be able to deny your inheritance in heaven. God wants you to know that you can relish in the fact that your eternity is secured and that He will never let go. Knowing that your future is absolutely assured can allow you to live abundantly everyday. He has prepared today for you with the most tender concern and attention to detail. Do not approach your day as if it’s blank canvas. Approaching your day this way can be troubling.. As a follower Christ that puts all of their faith in Him, You should know that God is the artist and has already painted your canvas for the day. This is where we tend to go wrong.. We wanted to take control of our paint brush, paint & canvas and paint our own picture.
“As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.” (Psalm 18:30)
Look around for the beauty that God has blessed you with today. There is beauty EVERYWHERE.. Everything around us, God has chosen specifically for you & your day. Last week Keri & I were on our way to work and we were able to witness a storm moving across our path. There is not too many things that are more beautiful than a thunderstorm. Although the sky was filled with darkness, we watched as the lightening tried to fight its way from behind the thick dark the clouds.. Those majestic charcoal grey clouds were rumbling & swirling slowly.. As we witnessed the flashes of light building behind the clouds they illuminated the night sky just enough. Just enough for us to witness the hues & depth of the different shades of gray, black, deep purples, & greens. They were all blended together and breathtaking. Those amazing colors combined with the deep growls of thunder rumpled across the sky for what seemed like days. The wind began to pick up. It swayed the trees back and forth as if they were Fred Astair & Ginger Rogers dancing across a ballroom floor. There would be an occasional bolt of lighting that would explode through the clouds and shake the ground in microseconds. It was followed by an earth shaking boom. The beauty of the storm was absolutely amazing. We were awestruck by its mass & beauty as it all unfurled in front of us.. We eventually made it to the storm and the sky opened up and released huge drops of rain and pea size hail. There was so much rain that our windshield wipers couldn’t keep up. There was about 20 minutes of downpour and then I got to witness the backside of the storm in my rear view mirror. God is truly an AMAZING artist. He paints beauty all around us everyday but we just have to STOP and turn our attention towards Him and allow Him to paint our canvas as we watch patiently for it to unfold..
Today, try living it in a responsive mode: being on the lookout for all that God is doing around you. This sounds easy, but it requires a deep level of trust, based on the knowledge that God’s way is perfect.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord : and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.” (Psalm 38:23-24)
My CHALLENGE PRAYER for YOU…. STOP!!!! Allow God to paint your canvas with His beauty.
I hope you all have a SUPER day… Blessings & much love….D
Live your life like it’s your LAST 24!!