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“For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, And my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:13-14, NASB

Faithful. Loving. Creator of beauty.

This past Monday, my Tidbits of Truth segment ended with a question: “What will  you and I treasure about Christ today?” And I jotted down the above–snippets of who God is.

GOD IS FAITHFUL…

I always come back to this characteristic. Knowing the Lord will never leave me hanging and never leave period fills me with tremendous comfort. Whenever the road of life curves into darkness–leaving me anxious, afraid, or perplexed–I know God is faithful. I’ve experienced His faithfulness many times over. Though undesirable circumstances sometimes occur, I always can count on God’s resilient reliability. He’ll come through whether I understand details or not. He won’t fail.

GOD IS LOVING…

He loves me more than I can imagine. How could He Send. His. Son. to die … for me? I’m so accustomed to hearing this awesome truth that honestly, the wonder doesn’t always wash over me. But maybe if I’d witnessed Jesus’ precious back torn by whips or His strenuous walk bearing the cross on open wounds–His blood dripping from above onto the dust from which He made man–maybe then the wonder of His love would permanently penetrate me every waking minute. Yet even though I lack so much in my response to Him, He loves me still because God is love.

GOD IS CREATOR OF BEAUTY…

I live in a family of artists. Painting, drawing, music, and other art forms touch my life through loved ones. The older I get, the more I  appreciate God-given talent and skill. I love to hear artistry flow through my son’s guitar and my husband’s drums. I’m impressed beyond words with my daughter’s sewing expertise and the dresses she creates. To know God placed these talents in them in the womb makes me smile. Certainly He delights in seeing the results. When we use the abilities God has entrusted to us, we express beauty designed by Him. He’s the ultimate artist, shaping us body and soul. 

God's Character

 

Dear one, are you anxious, afraid, or perplexed? God is faithful.

Do you possess a deficient response to God’s amazing heart? He loves you still. 

Are you using the the incredible skills He wove into the core of your being? YOU are His piece of art.

Treasure these truths with me today.

2 thoughts on “Doing Life: Piece of Art

  1. Lovely post, Emily. I also enjoy watching the unfolding of artistic gifts in my children. And the older I get the more I appreciate having been raised by a mother who wasn’t afraid to dabble in paints, fabrics, and flowers. God is love—and by observing His creation we can see that he is also an Artist. My heart’s desire is to use the skills He has “woven into me” to point others to Him (as you are doing).
    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

    1. Thank you, dear Wendy. I love how God put this post together–it wasn’t what I originally intended to write :). I so much appreciate your eye for the beautiful as demonstrated in your photographs and poems. To God be the glory! I’m grateful for your visit to my blog and look forward to seeing more of the art God’s placed in you.

      In Christ’s Love,
      Emily

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