“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works…..”


God is standing in front of the canvas of our lives, wanting to make the canvas of our lives into a work of beauty. You and I hold the brushes. If we let him, if we give Him if we give Him the brush, the control of our lives, He can and will take our lives and turn them into masterpieces. Even though your life might be messed up right now, in the hand of the Artist, common, worth- less materials are combined to make a masterpiece.

The Bible tells us that one day, you and I will stand before God. And when we meet Him face to face, God is not going to look at you and say, “Hey, I wish you would have been more like Billy Graham or Mother Teresa”, aren’t you glad?! God’s not going to say that. But God is going to say, “I wish you had been more like what you were created to be.”

There is something about the work of an artist, that when they paint and they make a mistake, they either have to discard the art or work with the error. But God isn’t like that. When God looks at the canvas of your life, He sees the mistakes, sins, errors, blemishes. But rather than discard you or even try to gloss over the error, God does something with our mistakes that a regular artist could not do, He erases our mistakes.

He removes our sin from us as far as the east is from the west – in other words, we are fixable

– we are forgivable. So where does your life need fixing today? What have you done that you doubt God could fix? Is it something so terrible, so embarrassing, and so shameful that you aren’t sure God could forgive you or ever use you again? If God only ever used perfect people, there would be no Bible and no great stories of faith.

The canvas of your life is not yet finished. God has more work to do, will you let Him make you into a great piece of art, or will you not hand over the brush of your life, and paint things your- self? We are not saved by good works but for good works.

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Garment of Praise

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Oluyemisi Onanuga

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