Beauty For Ashes

green and brown sailing boat

“It will never rain roses; when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.” – George Elliot

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building. “

One of my dream destinations is to visit Ireland.  I’ve seen pictures of the bold green rolling hills that stretch for miles and miles.  I’m told the richness of the soil in this country produces the most beautiful harvests of flowers, plants, and trees.

Can you imagine being Gods field?  When we see the majestic beauty of nature, it makes us stand still in awe at Gods marvelous hand. 

Can you truly imagine God remaking you into such beauty where you stand in awe as you reflect on where you began and how God transformed you?

2 Corinthians 3:18 tells us, “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

It’s a wonderful thing to know that you are so loved by God!  I pray that each of you take time today to meditate on God’s love.  Love breaks bonds, it heals, it restores, it gives us the will to press forward.  God is love!

John 4:9-12 tells us, “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.”

Know that God wants to take you to a place where you are complete.  So that you may experience the true joy and peace only life in God can provide.

Ephesians 3:17-19 says, “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

Trust in God to create in you a wonderful masterpiece!  Know that God is for you so who can be against you?  Know that God loves you today and always.  Receive God’s peace and joy, although you may be walking in some tough times right now.  God IS Able and willing.

Meditation verse – Romans 8:38-39 (The Message Version)

“So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture: None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.”



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  1. We are all Gods masterpieces that will not be completed until we reach Heavens Gate

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