Encouragement, Marriage

Acceptance and Marriage Failure II

“Christ is more of an artist than the artists.  He works in the living spirit and the living flesh; he makes men instead of statues,” said Vincent van Gogh.  Author and pastor, Mark Batterson, in his book Soul Print, expresses how we are each unique and an original of the imagination of The Artist.  He writes, “You took shape in the imagination of the Almighty before you took shape in your mother’s womb…you are His masterpiece; you are His painting; you are His novel and you are His sculpture.”  An amazing thought to meditate upon.  If we can receive this truth in our spirit, then we can also believe in our minds and follow through with our actions the acceptance of the Hand of God in our creation.

There is a sense of destiny carried with this thought; a sense of knowing that you are where you belong within yourself, your marriage, your family, your job, your ministry, etc.  “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  (Ephesians 2:10)  You are so loved and so accepted that “God prepared in advance for [you] us…”   This revelation of His approval and His acceptance can lay to rest one’s quest for these through human effort.  You already have what you are longing for and you didn’t even need to earn it.


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