The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas

The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas
We are all like sea shells tossed about in rough waters and being re-shaped in wondrous ways. But have you ever contemplated the notion that sea shells have to complete their journey through the rough waters before they get to rest on the shore? Yeah, we are ALL like sea shells and Heaven is The Great Shore.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Life Tapestry

Figurative language can be so very expressive and create such imagery.
It aids us as we seek to get others to understand our perspectives.
The following is clearly figurative language:

I believe that each of us is weaving a tapestry that represents our own life. 
The threads we select come in various shades and thicknesses and blends. 
The Fruits of the Spirit  that we experience in this life somehow weave themselves into each tapestry.
These are the beautiful glossy threads in rich hues and tones.
But The Works of the Flesh also show up in our tapestries.
These are the knotted threads and the sections of our tapestry where the pattern seems flawed or the colors are just all wrong.

What if your Life Tapestry were to be unfurled before God when you die one day.  
And What IF God inspects it to review every thought, word and action of your life

And What IF, just before God pronounces your LIFE tapestry unsuitable...what if just before He does that, Jesus declares "This worker is one is my apprentices! Her life may have been less than perfect, but I gave MY life on Calvary, to be able to buy her pardon today."

Perhaps this isn't quite as figurative as first imagined.

Galatians 5: 19-25 "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]: fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties, envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they who practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control; against such there is no law. And they that are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof. If we live by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us also walk.

He is the Master Weaver.
And He changes lives.
Regardless of the shape your tapestry is in, He can make it beautiful again.
He makes all things beautiful in HIS time...and HIS time is bigger than we can grasp.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 "He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.".

Jesus please help me choose my threads today!

In Him,

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