🤔Have you ever considered the different elements God created just to bring us Joy?
🌈Let’s focus in solely on color today!
💭As I was meditating on what colors bring me joy- here are a few thoughts I had.
🎨The teal of the ocean in Aruba. 🎨The red of a cardinal’s wings. 🎨The iridescent blue of a specific butterfly. 🎨The pastels of spring blossoms. 🎨The fiery hues of fall foliage. 🎨The pure white of fresh fallen snow. 🎨The quiet monotone of a winter forest. 🎨The sky as the sun ushers in a new day. 🎨 The sky as the sun invites us towards rest. 🎨The full moon reflecting the Sun’s light. 🎨The contrast of shadow and light. 🎨The radiant green of summer grass 🎨The yellow blanket of sunflower fields. 🎨The tow-headed blonde tones of youth. 🎨The twinkle of Christmas lights.
😱Isn’t that amazing to consider. How the colors He created stir up so much joy inside of us! He thought of everything!
🙌🏻What colors bring you joy? 👇🏻Please share them with us! 🙏🏻And spend time thanking God for being the extraordinary Creator He is! 🌎
✨What is standing out to me today is that we were created to worship God!
📖“For out of him, the sustainer of everything, came everything, and now everything finds fulfillment in him. May all praise and honor be given to him forever! Amen!” Romans 11:36 TPT
✨Even the way He created you is purposed to bring Him praise!
📖“For You formed my innermost parts; You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.” Psalms 139:13-14 AMP
🤥And yet, we’ve been sold a lie that what we need to do is a find a way to live where we get praised, where we get noticed, where we have significance.
😰So we spend our lives, spinning our wheels, trying to prove to ourselves and the watching world that we are somebody!
😵This drives jealousy, insecurity, comparison, and lots of choices made out of fear and lack.
🙌🏻But guess what?!? The word of God promises that if we seek the Lord first— He will add to our lives everything we will ever need to be who He created us to be.
📖“But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also. “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:33-34 AMP
📣The truth is- YOU ARE SOMEBODY! You have been so deeply important since before time even began! You are a child of God! Fashioned with purpose! Called for such a time of this! Turn your eyes upward. Spend time looking to Him. Open His word, find out who He is, so you can discover who you really are!
❤️You are loved!
🙏🏻Lord Jesus, I worship You alone! I lay down anything I’ve been holding onto with only the purpose to prove myself to the world. Instead, I choose to lift my eyes to You alone. I ask that You would reveal to me who I am created to be. I trust You to provide for me everything I’ll ever need to do Your will for my life. Teach me how to live for You alone! Teach me how to offer my life as a living sacrifice one moment after the next in ways that are holy and pleasing to You! I love You, my God and my King! And it is by the power, spirit, and blood, of Jesus and in His name I pray- amen!
💭I had this thought going through my spirit today. Sometimes, when we’re serving in our purpose, it gets messy. 🤔When it gets messy, sometimes we understand that as we missed God. 🧐But what if, getting messy was part of your process? What if the mess was to help you realize how deeply you need God?
🍽️Consider a dinner plate. 🧆It’s purpose is to serve us for our meals. 🧼But man, everytime it serves its purpose, it’s messy and needs to be washed clean.
🚮Can you imagine the waste if we threw them away every time they got messy doing what they were made to do?
Instead we wash them in preparation for them to serve again. 🎉It’s like they become brand new once more.
🤷♀️I wonder if we took the mess to the Lord and asked Him to wash us, make us new, and prepare us to serve in our purpose again- each time it got messy- How could we encounter Him and allow our mess be turned into a message?
✝️The mess won’t be the message- but how He tenderly met us, washed us, and made us new- that becomes the message we carry.
📣One of His faithfulness! One of His kindness! One of His marvelous love!
❤️🔥Today, let’s ask Him to reframe any mess we interpreted at a missed mark- and help us to bring Him that mess and make us new.
🙏🏻Lord Jesus, there is nothing too dirty, too messy, that Your love can’t wash white and make new! I invite You to reveal anything I’ve misunderstood and tried to throw away that really just needs Your healing touch. I invite you into my mess and ask You to give me a new message of Your faithfulness to bring to the world! I love You Jesus! It’s by Your blood, spirit, and power, in Your holy name I pray! Amen.
“And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’”
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
“We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”