The Canvas of the picture of our lives that the Lord wants to paint uses the colors and shades of the lives that we have lived and the choices that we have made.
In Romans 8:28-30 God promises us that He works everything together for good for those that love Him. He says that those that love Him are His people and that He called them because that was His plan.
It further says that God knew the people who love Him before He made the world and He chose them to be like His Son. You see God planned for those that love Him to be like His Son; and those He planned to be like His Son, He also called, and those he called, He also made right with Him, and those He made right, He also glorified. Beautiful!
In our hearts we long for the wisdom we have gained to be the brush that blends everything together that our walk of Faith might be something that the Lord would behold as Beautiful and Pure and Holy in His sight.
And yet, in our weaknesses we continue to try and paint and create with the brush of our own ways based on our desires and then when the canvas begins to lose the luster of the beauty that only the Lord can create we come to the end of ourselves and repent of our sin of not trusting Him.
In our weakened state of coming to the end of ourselves we are humbled and turn from leaning on our own understanding and living in the power of the strength of ourselves to allowing God to be God again.
It is then that we do our best to surrender our agendas and our expectations and our perspective of the reality that we think we are in and it is then that the power of the Holy Spirit picks up the brush that we let go of and wisdom begins to paint again. How comforting to know that in God’s word He promises us that it is His Holy spirit that helps us with our weaknesses when we yield to Him and that He will indeed work all things together for good. What a beautiful Canvas he is painting of your life….