A Holy And Beautiful Masterpiece
One of the greatest discoveries any person can make is to find out who they are and Whose they are.
You are made for God. He designed you for Himself — to know and love Him in the context of an intimate, ongoing, vibrant relationship with Him.
I love something that Dr. Bill Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, wrote many years ago. He wrote, “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.”
The fact that God loves you and desires a relationship with you defines your meaning and purpose in life.
Life is all about knowing the Lord and experiencing Him for all eternity.
There is a verse in the Bible that helps us see who we really are as a result of knowing God —
When we come to know Christ, we are transformed into a brand new person. We are no longer who we once were. We now belong to Him and we become beautiful and holy because He lives in us. In Isaiah 61:3 we see the power of this exchange that takes place. We are given a crown of beauty for ashes, “a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.” We are given the righteousness of Christ and we truly become “like great oaks that the LORD has planted for His own glory” (Isaiah 61:3).
I remember trekking out in the desert of Sedona, Arizona, on a myPhotoWalk photo shoot with my camera in hand, searching for macro images for myPhotoWalk — Savoring God’s Promises Of Hope. I saw so much beauty out in that place. Even this exotic cactus was glowing as the sun caused the light to shine through its countless spines. You see, that is how it is with the Lord. When He is shining in you, His light makes you a holy and beautiful masterpiece, made for His glory.
So dear friend, never forget who you are and Whose you are. You belong to God. You are a holy and beautiful masterpiece, made for God’s glory.
So shine today for Him.
And to help you draw near to God to know and love Him more, and to experience His love, experience my new quiet time study just released by Quiet Time Ministries — One Holy Passion — A Sacred Journey In Exodus To God’s Amazing Love. The book of Exodus is a love story — a drama of epic proportions. If you want to feel good about your Christianity, this book is for you. A sacred journey, unrelenting suspense, unwavering faith, and God’s steadfast love. This book has it all. God draws you to Himself beyond the Red Sea to the Promised Land. You can order One Holy Passion at Quiet Time Ministries right now!
God bless you.
Dear Lord, thank You for making us a holy and beautiful masterpiece for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
♥ Blessings and Grace to You!
- Title: The Discipline Of The Lord
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- Description: Hedgehog cactus in Sedona, Arizona, USA.
- Creator: Catherine Martin
- Date Created: 07/28/16
- Camera: Nikon D810, Lensbaby Velvet 56, FL 56mm, ISO 64, f/2.8, 1/320sec.
- Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photo Shoot in Sedona Arizona, USA.
- Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software, ON1 Software.
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