For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10, NLT. The value of something is the price you are willing to pay for it. In the case of Impressionist art, an anonymous bidder at an NYC auction last year was willing to pay 110.7 million dollars for Claude Monet’s ‘Meules’ painting. 110.7 million dollars. If Monet only knew the impact his paintings would have in the 21st century. You may think the talent you possess is insignificant. Maybe you are hesitant to…
“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3, KJV) I was recently speaking with someone who had made some pretty big mistakes in their life. These mistakes had huge consequences which included a considerable amount of prison time. During this time, they developed a deep relationship with Jesus and led many people to the Lord. The time has been…
He has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11, Holy Bible, New King James)
Seasons of life are not defined by clocks or calendars. They are experienced as infants, toddlers, preschoolers, tweens, teens, young adults, baby boomers, and seniors. The clock ticks the same for all of us, sixty seconds in each minute, but life becomes a winter snowball racing downhill as we age.
We remember life through events and celebrations, birthdays, school graduations, first vehicle, marriage or career decisions, first home, children, and grandchildren. God sees how we react to each of these seasons. He measures our spiritual progress, not by clocks or calendars, but by His delight in how His beauty shines through us.
Prayer: Eternal God, I am thankful Your presence shines in all seasons of my life. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore