Heaven’s Artist

This is just a little something I wrote about a week ago.  Hope it blesses.

Heaven’s Artist

The Lord was strolling upon the earth

when He did find one day,

A torn up old canvas, broken and bent,

a beat up old cast-away.

The canvas was dirty and filthy and stained;

When He found her she was lying in mud.

But He said, “This has value. I’ll make her Mine.

She’ll be beautiful when washed in My blood.”

So He took her and washed her and said, “You are mine.”

and “Behold, I make all things new.

You are now a new creation,

and I have much to give you.”

“I’ll give you all new colors

from the rainbow around My throne.

They are gloriously beautiful,

because they are My own.”

He took His brush up in His hand,

and painted so masterfully,

All of these colors upon her heart

as He sang to her joyfully:

“First, I’ll paint you with My joy

which flows from My salvation.

I only ask that you will speak it

unto all the other nations.

“I’ll paint you with My perfect peace

as only I can give,

To show them there remains a rest,

a quiet way to live.

“I’ll paint you with My patience,

that you may suffer long;

But let her have her perfect work

so you will endure when wronged.

“Now I’ll paint you with My kindness,

a color that’s so rare.

It lifts the saddened spirit of strangers;

it shows them that I care.

“I’ll paint you with My goodness

out from My very own heart.

Invite them all to ‘taste and see’

that they may have a part.

“I’ll paint you with My faithfulness,

well tried and true, they’ll see.

They’ll know by what they see in you

that they can trust in Me.

“I’ll paint you with My gentleness.

I’ll brush your heart so soft.

When they see you, they’ll think of Me,

for I think of them so oft.

“I’ll paint you with My self-control

so when you have then preached,

You’ll not be disqualified,

and leave one soul unreached.

“And now I’ll give you one more color,

I saved the best for last.

“I’ll paint you with My deepest love,

that transcends future, present, past.

“It is the brightest of all the colors

and there is no truer tone,

To best express that shining beauty

that’s found in Christ alone.

The canvas took one look and said,

“He’s done! Now all look at me!

Look at what a work I am,

I’m worth coming to see!”

The Lord said, “My little masterpiece,

I’m not done yet, you see.

For it’s become quite evident,

you need framed with humility.

“I’ll place around you a humble frame,

so your canvas covered will be,

And it will accent all these colors,

so all will point to Me.”

The canvas bowed upon her easel,

“Now where shall I hang for You?

Up upon the walls of heaven,

or in Your throne room too?”

The Lord said, “No, abide in Me

on earth, I’ll abide in you.

And you will show My glory there,

for there is much to do.”

“I’ll place you in homes and churches,

prisons and hospitals new;

Orphanages and offices,

and even the jungles too.

“I’ll hang you in the darkest place

so you can bring My light,

And inspire men to sing to Me

in the coldest part of night.

“Stay true to Me and you will see

that when your work is done,

You’ll trade your scarred and battered frame

for one that shines like the Son.

“I’ve made a place for you, dear one,

to hang in My Great Hall,

So with My Son, you too,will shine,

I AM your Artist, your All in All!”

by Miranda Fann

Seek His Beautiful Face!

People, seek God.  Seek Him with abandon.  Let nothing stand between you and Him.  Ever.  You won’t regret anything that you have to set aside for the sake of seeking His face, I promise.  If there isn’t anything else He has taught me this year (which actually there’s been a lot), He has taught me to seek His face.  He taught me to seek His face, His heart, and not just His hand.  But as with anything pertaining to our relationship with God, it must be done in faith.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

I know people personally (and I admit, I used to be one of these) who don’t really seek God much, if at all for various reasons such as, “it’s boring” or “it doesn’t seem to do any good” (this spoken after maybe 5 minutes of “seeking”), or “He just doesn’t seem to be there”… you get the picture.

Hebrews 11:6 holds the answer for many who have a hard time seeking or have given up altogether.  First, it says anyone who comes to God must first believe that He IS.  Is what?  Believe that He is GOD and that He is really there, for one thing.   How many times does He say in the scriptures that He is ever with us?  A lot.  I haven’t personally counted, but even if He said it only once, it wouldn’t change a thing.  If you have truly trusted Jesus as your Savior, He is with you.   If you do not believe this promise from Him, then you will never really KNOW His presence.   When you believe in the promise of His presence, it transcends all feeling and becomes a knowing.  Seek His face, reaching your hand out fully believing He’s there to be found.  You will find Him.

What else?  Believing that He is worth seeking!  It says that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.  Do you really believe this?  How much time and effort do you spend on seeking after things day after day that will make you feel good or satisfy you in some way?  Have those things ever really satisfied you?  I don’t mean  temporary thrills or fun, I mean has it satisfied the longings in the very core of your being?  Everyone has this longing.  We were created with it.  Seek His face diligently and persistently, believing He is there, and believing that He will reward you by satisfying that emptiness that you may have within you.   When you find Him, be prepared to completely satisfied and absolutely amazed and awestruck at what you find.   You will find that He is not what you had expected, but far far beyond what you had imagined.  And so much better.  Skip Moen describes Him beautifully:

God does not come to us in nicely defined, rationally explained,
thought categories. God does not fit Himself into our theological text
books. The Hebrew God breaks all the rules. He is near, yet
transcendent; clothed in human form, yet holy; more terrifying than can
be imagined, yet compassionate; invisible, yet revealed; judging, …yet
merciful, sovereign, yet humble. God breaks
the molds.” ~ Skip Moen

Start seeking His face in prayer and in His Word, making sure that there is no unconfessed, unrepented of sin between you and Him.   Seek Him diligently, believing that He is all those things, and I promise you will not be disappointed! It will change your life.
If you have not yet accepted Jesus Christ into your life as your Lord and your Savior, then please refer to my page marked “Plan of Salvation” here on my blog.  Receive Him and He will open up the door to a whole new amazing life.
Love and many blessings to you all  🙂