Thursday, December 13, 2012

God Sees the Redeemable in You!

I look at some of my old keepsakes and I realize they are falling apart. Little bits of ribbon are dangling and words are fading. Shiny adornments are coming loose and smudges of dirt and age abound. Anyone else would just throw the “junk” away. But it’s my junk and many of the pieces hold precious memories.

It’s amazing what a little craft glue will do.  The thick white substance has been around my family for more years than I’ve been alive. If you look closely at some of mother’s old knick knacks you’ll see faint lines of the stuff holding things back together.  Whoever invented the stuff did a good thing. Otherwise many a craft and memory would be thrown away.

Our lives are a lot like knick knacks. Some of us are pretty worn out for the wear. Our hearts have grown weary and our emotions are tattered messes. We long for the days when we felt and looked fresh and clean, without a chip or blemish. We long for things to be put back together and as much as we try, nothing seems to work. Someone might look at one of us and say, “Nope, no good, let’s pitch ‘em”. No redeemable value, not even enough for a garage sale.

But God sees the redeemable in us. He looks beyond the tatters and worn spots. Unlike repairs on dainty ornaments or knick knacks, which only make things look more like the original, God wants to take your life and make it completely restored and different! He looks deep into the heart of things and finds us fit for His mantel shelf. His desire is to take us, polish us up, make us new and show us off for eternity.

Oh beloved, if you’re feeling a little forlorn and useless this day, run to Jesus! He is the fixer of broken hearts and broken lives. He can and will take everything that’s wrong about you and about your life and make it new again! He is truly the glue that will put your heart and life together again. No matter if you feel you are dangling at the edge of the trash bin, He will take everything about you and make you renewed!  Give the pieces of your life to Him. His promises are promises, unlike the world’s promises which are subject to change, emotion, personality or economy, God’s promises are REAL! He loves you, precious one, and He calls you to come to His repair shop and let Him work it all out for your good and His glory! Now that’s worth praising His name!

Revelation 21:5 And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).        (AMP)

Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.      (AMP)

Ephesians 1:4 Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes.

Ephesians 4:23  Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.

Psalm 71:22  Then I will praise you with music on the harp, because you are faithful to your promises, O my God. I will sing praises to you with a lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22 It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, and He has identified us as His own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything He has promised us.

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