It’s never too early and it’s never too late for you to achieve your dream.
There are those who desire the benefit of success, but they choose not to embrace change.
God answers prayer and brings people together.
I visited an art studio one day and they were showing how tapestries are put together. When you look at the back of a tapestry, you would think there was no design at all. There are many dark threads and knots and twists and turns. When you turn it around, the incredible picture is brought forth. Those dark muted tones on the backside bring definition and clarity to the picture on the front side.
We are the canvas. God is the artist intricately weaving and designing a unique picture of us. We are made in His image. All these colorful threads are a complex combination and sequence of events that tell our story.
Look at the beautiful tapestry of God and His Creation of land, earth, sky, and sea and how he sees you and me. He weaves the strand of human creativity and partnership with Him entwined in unity and love.
Through the lens of God, the light reflects the colors and textures showing us the facets of our humanity we have never seen before.
The picture that people see when they look at us consists of all the threads woven into our tapestry from past events, relationships, encounters, and experiences. It represents people who have touched our lives since we were born.
Life is truly a tapestry. It’s a weaving of sizes, shapes, textures, and colors mixed with gifts and talents that proclaim the beauty of all God’s people. We are all different from one another, but at the same time, we are entwined with each other in one great tapestry in the building of God’s Kingdom.
We are God’s chosen ones.
Colossians 3:12-13 says, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone, forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
I speak Psalm 90:17 over you. “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on you and establish the work of your hands.”
You are God’s handiwork. What has He given you to do? What are the desires of your heart?
Weave in the strand of the command Jesus gave us in Matthew 22:37-39, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself.”
This reminds me of a story of a woman we found in a house my daughter was moving out of. This woman was sad and drunk. She went back to that house where she once lived that was for women needing rescue. She had lost her puppy and was hoping to find him there.
I found her in the house crying out for help. We prayed. She was open to that. She got delivered. Then my husband and I took her back home. Her neighbor found her dog. They were so excited to be reunited. Her neighbor demonstrated the ‘love your neighbor’ scripture by accepting, hugging, and loving on this woman who still smelled like alcohol. We were all happy the woman and her dog were together again.
Prayer is powerful.
That strand that wove us all together was God’s handiwork for sure. The grand tapestry emphasizes the relationships between humans and God and the relationships we have with each other.
Love binds everything and everyone together in perfect harmony.
The Lord works like a tapestry in our life. He is weaving people in and out of your life and circumstances and situations. Sometimes we miss the obvious and we’re not aware of how the Spirit of the Lord is leading us.
Wonderful things happen when God mixes with man.
The Holy Spirit is the helper, not the doer. He helps us and we have to cooperate (not frustrate) the grace of God in learning how to be led by the Spirit.
When I was younger and beginning to learn about the wonderful ways of God, I was thinking that the Holy Spirit would speak to me like this, “Go to the hospital. In Room 304, there’s a man named Clyde. He has on blue striped pajamas. Put your left hand on his head and say these words.”
I was waiting for that kind of incredible leadership. What faith would it take to work like that? It would take obedience, but it surely wouldn’t take any faith to do that.
God says without faith, it’s impossible to please him.
There is a push and pull that goes on in our life. You learn how to be very sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Then you will see what He’s showing you.
Be thankful that you were called in the one body. Relationship and community weave together the foundations of our faith.
This bright tapestry proclaims that our faith in God is above all else. It paints the picture of the vision through the lens of God. It brings relationships to life with love, faith, and hope.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart.