Ok I had a blessed week. God used many to encourage me. Friends from church, work and even bloggerville. Each had a dash of wisdom and a color of love to share with me. There are days when you look at your life and you think you are running in place. Not making any distance. But then there are days and you look around thinking how did I get here so fast. I know our lives are planned by God, for he says so in His Word.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11
He is so faithful to spell it out for us in His Word when we can’t understand where God has us or is leading us. One of the things I absolutely love about God is how colorful He is. When He created the heavens and the earth he used every color imaginable….infinite arrays of colors and textures. Even when He created man! This week two things happened that changed my point of view about some things occurring in my life. This understanding added new colors to my life painting….
First, when I said in my last blog "It is like every door I walk to I find to be closed and locked. Family, Friends, ministry, communicating with my children….it is a small room, just me and God!" , that was not true. And God let me know that is was not true by some of the lessons I learned during my bible study this week. And I am not in a small room, while the door seemed to be locked it was not, in fact all I had to do was knock. Guess who opened it? Oh, I know what some of you are thinking, that is just too simple….seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be open unto you…but any of you reading this who is in that place where you feel like you have no where else to turn…no way out or around a place. I dare you to knock. Then look up! I am actually not even in a room, I am in the world, where He called me. It isn’t small really, it is huge! I can’t control what goes on around me but I can control what goes on inside me. By simply trusting in Him, standing firm in my faith and believing Him at His Word. I heard you fellow blogger’s!!! SO I DID!
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:28-29
You ever hear these sayings….
Green with envy
Red with anger
Black hearted fellow
…in a blue mood
ok you get the picture…which brings me to the second thing that happened to me this week to changed my point of view. It had to do with the color of our lives… I was studying in 1 Samuel 18, reading about the friendship between Jonathon and David and I looked up the commentary about the passage I was reading. I wanted to share that with you all.
The friendship of David and Jonathan was the effect of Divine grace, which produces in true believers one heart and one soul, and causes them to love each other. This union of souls is from partaking in the Spirit of Christ. Where God unites hearts, carnal matters are too weak to separate them. Those who love Christ as their own souls, will be willing to join themselves to him in an everlasting covenant. It was certainly a great proof of the power of God’s grace in David, that he was able to bear all this respect and honor, without being lifted up above measure. (1Sa 18:6-11) from the Biblegateway commentary
When I read it, it made me think of all the people God brings into our lives. How they color our lives. The good relationships probably represent the bright colors in some sort of pleasing to the eye arrangement, while the difficult relationships represent the darker colors that may seem foreboding and wanting. But after reading the commentary and the viewing the picture below sometime later…you can see how God uses all the colors to make something beautiful. Just the way He does with our lives… HE COLORS US WITH GRACE!