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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thankful Thursday – His Masterpiece

For this Thankful Thursday, Laurie at Women Taking a Stand chose the theme of "God's Masterpiece" .

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

She shared some beautiful thoughts about this and used comparisons with great works of art and fine instruments.

In applying this idea to my life...well, unfortunately I was at the end of the line when the paint brushes were passed out and my musical prowess is confined to turning on my CD player.

But I can bake...

I don’t do it too often anymore, but at holidays and special occasions, my cakes and desserts usually turn out well.

When these “masterpieces” are created, certain steps are always followed...

Only use the best ingredients...

Carefully measure and proportion each item...

Combine each in the correct order...

Blend at the perfect speed...

Bake at the correct temperature and for the appropriate time...

Allow to cool for a specific time...

Assemble carefully and lovingly...

At that point, I can step back and take pride in my masterpiece and enjoy the fruits of my labor...

Now when the Master creates...

He uses only the finest ingredients of love, hope, peace, and joy...

He carefully measures and proportions each one of these items for the specific creation...

He combines each of these in the perfect order...

He blends the parts at the specific time and season...

He bakes at the best temperature of adversity and testing and for as long as required...

He allows the creation to cool for a specific time under the shadow of His wings...

He assembles it carefully and lovingly while wiping away tears and mending a broken heart...

The He steps back and proclaims...

This is my daughter...My masterpiece...I love you and you are Mine....

The LORD your God wins victory after victory and is always with you. He celebrates and sings because of you, and he will refresh your life with his love.

Zephaniah 3:17 CEV



11 thoughts:

Denise said...

Such a nice post.

Cathy said...

Just beautiful, Karen, you forgot your gift of writing! Have a blessed day, sweet friend.

~ Being Woven said...

Oh, I love this! What a perfect picture of the way of God. Thank you for sharing this insight.
~ linda

JesuLalaine said...

wow! such beautiful analogy..:)

Carrie said...

Lovely! AND I LOVE the new look! So nice for fall! ahhhh!

Faith Imagined said...

I love this analogy! And your blog looks amazing! I really like the header!

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Love this post and love the new look of your blog!!! Beautiful!

Jerralea said...

Great analogy! I especially liked when you put, "He bakes at the best temperature of adversity and testing and for as long as required..." Ok, well I don't like it, but it's true! We sure don't like those times of testing and adversity, do we?

Stuff could always be worse said...

You are so right, he uses the best ingredients.
kim

LAURIE said...

Karen, beautiful analogy...and I would love to be a recipient of your great works! ((smile)) Happy TT!

Jean Stockdale said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing. God is so good.

I am hosting an online Bible study for MOMS on the book of Ephesians called High Stepping in Heavenly Places. Please consider joining us for this 10-week beginning today, Sept. 24, t;o study the book of Ephesians. And tell all your mommy friends to join in. For details go to http://jeanstockdale.typepad. Blessings.

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