Double Portion

As I broke out the Sword of God’s Word yesterday, for my daughter and I to rightly divide some things, she was reminded of something she’s been working on.

Needless to say, when I read this, I was not only astounded, but overjoyed for her as I’m watching her live out what God placed in my heart for her before she was even born.

This is just a little something the Holy Ghost dropped in her heart that she wanted to share with you.

“When I was around 7, I built a bench for my mom for Mother’s Day (with the help of my grandpa). I drove most of the nails in, I painted it, and I sanded it.

It was nowhere near perfect. It was leaning a little bit, and the nails were about halfway in, but I was proud of it.

This is on a much smaller scale, but the point I’m trying to get across is the fact that God loves you regardless of your imperfections, scars, or past mistakes.

He made you. He is proud of his handiwork. No one can share the same relationship with a masterpiece as it’s creator. No one else can understand the joy and pride of a creator when they look at something they put their very soul into. God breathed his life, his essence into you. No one can ever take that away from you.

People can say things about you that could have broken you down before, but when you look in the mirror and remember that the same God that created the constellations, the oceans, and the mountains decided that his grand masterpiece was incomplete without you, nothing any human being could ever say matters at all.

God above gave you the best gift anyone could ever receive. He gave you his only son, Jesus. He was perfect in every way, how is it possible that God wasn’t content with that?

It’s simple, God loves unconditionally. He loves you regardless of where you are, where you’ve been, or what you’ve done. So if we are all God’s children, and he loves us the same regardless of our behavior, then even though he has a blameless child, he can’t stand when the guilty child is in danger.

The all-powerful King himself not only created you in his image, and let his own son be crucified on your behalf, but gave you a book of instructions, promises and love letters, because he is not content with your happiness and tranquility being only in life after death. He wants you to be at peace wherever you are, and whatever point of your life you’ve come to. His book of life is not a rulebook used to dictate or exercise authority, but it is a gift to us out of pure love. He knew mistakes would be made, and he knew the aftermath, but because he loves you, he gave you free will and the opportunity to learn from other’s mistakes.

When you look at the world around you, the earth in its original state is breathtaking, but you see inventions and creations that have been made by human hands. Although some man-made creations have been abused, the sight of modern-day earth is beautiful in its own way because when you look at freshly paved streets, modern architecture, machinery, and technology, you see the raw intelligence that God has blessed the human race with. But with all this intelligence, there is still a vast amount of things we don’t know. And there is a reason for this. As humans, the more we know, the more we crave to learn new things. So God has not only given us remarkable intelligence, but also an unlimited supply of new information.”

Wow!

As Dan Mohler says; YAY GOD!

And, like He always does, He seals what He’s saying by the Spirit with His Word.

Here was today’s Chapter in Ephesians, holding this scripture:

“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭AMP‬‬

By the way, that bench she made is now holding up our family’s fruitfulness from our pumpkins this year!

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