You know what? As I told you on Friday, we were able to prepare the craft books yesterday. My husband helped me with everything that had to be cut and we followed all the corresponding steps and prepared two notebooks. Here’s a photo.
We were very satisfied with the final result. We used materials that were already stored in the closet and had never given them any use.
I was thinking about it and it is gratifying to see how simple papers that had no use or purpose, are now part of a notebook, as a part of it they will be used in a special way since I plan to prepare journals for the Christian life.
While I was singing this morning at the choir at church, during the praising time I felt how God talked to my life by comparing it to those papers.
We are His creation, in his image and likeness, and formed by his hands. It is amazing how the Almighty God himself who created a sea that can be as still as a mirror and as imposing as a furious lion, created us with such different personalities and unique purposes.
Being just creation we are like those papers stored in my closet. When we understand through his Holy Spirit that we are sinners and deserve eternal damnation, but He in his love sent his Son to die for us to save us, then we are taken out of the closet and displayed on his workshop table.
God is going to transform our lives for his glory. He’s going to shape us like pottery. He saved us and gave us a purpose. We are part of something bigger. We are part of the church, with the purpose of sharing the gospel, glorify Him.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:10 KJV
In the same way that we cut, fold, and sew the paper, God is going to remove what hinders us, what we have acquired in this world and we will be transformed so that every day we look more like Christ.
God shapes our lives into wonderful works of art that have the hallmark of his hands.
I have a purpose and my life is being shaped at the Master’s workshop.
Pray with me:
Dear Lord, we come before you in prayer, giving thanks for the way you formed us, thought us, and every day you transform us to your glory. Help us to understand that there is no better place than to be in the Master’s workshop where you form our lives in love and guide us to our purpose. Amen.