Saturday, September 20, 2014

Painted By God's Fingers!

You visit the earth, and water it; You crown the year with your goodness. (Psalm 65:9,11) 

Somewhere, miles away, crops push their way toward harvest and waves roar and tumble onto shore. Windswept forests sing their timeless songs, and desert animals scurry in the shadows of cactus and rock. 

Within a matter of hours night will fall, the dark sky will glitter with moon and stars, and sleep will force itself upon us. Life will continue on uninterrupted. Appreciated or not, the canvas of nature will go on being painted by the fingers of God. . . . 

In the midst of the offensive noise of our modern world---the people, the cars, the sounds, the smog, the heat, the pressures---there stand those reminders of His deep peace. 

The Finishing Touch 

When God created the universe and the intricacies of human life, he made them with our enjoyment and awe in mind. He approached each one His "projects"  with a masterpiece mindset. God has "painted" us into His image. He "painted" us so that we can exercise our freewill in serving Him, loving Him, and in return serve and love others. 

All of us at one time or another were a blank canvass waiting to be picked up and painted on with different life experiences full of different colors, patterns, and personalities. I love visiting art museums. Every time when I visit one, I cannot help but be in awe of how much life and personality can be revealed in those portraits. All of us and our lives are like those masterpieces that hang on the walls of the museum. 

Every single one of us are on display for the world to see. For those of us who are in active servant leadership positions, we are under the biggest microscope of our lives, Go Himself. In the same way that art is observed through the lens of a microscope to prove if it's genuine or not, my dear friends, we are under the same scrutiny. Our service to God and anyone around places us in direct observation to verify if we are genuine or not. 

If you have been painted by God's fingers, then you are genuine and the real deal. If you're not, then you must be a fake and a fraud. My dear friend, ask God to help "paint" you into becoming the real deal. A masterpiece that has far more worth than even the original Mona Lisa or any of Vincent Van Goh's famous paintings. Are you getting the picture? :-)

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' precious name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).