GET TOGETHER- What We Mess Up He Can Dress Up
Eph 1:11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, (NKJV)
While I am not a perfectionist and my wife J.J. will certainly attest to that. I do like to do things according to the best of my ability. And I hate to make mistakes. Especially when it is something simple. This usually happens when I get in too big of a hurry.
Today I was correcting some mistakes that I had made. As I was correcting them, I even made some more. When I left to go to lunch, I was feeling anxious about putting so much time into something because of some mistakes that I had made. When I stepped out of my office the Holy Spirit whispered the last part of Ephesians 1: 11. When I got in my truck the Preacher that was preaching on the radio just so happened to be quoting from this verse in his sermon.
So, I began to pray that part of the verse over my mistakes. I then prayed this verse over my mistakes: Ro 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (NKJV) When I got to the restaurant, I was about to complain to J.J. about what I felt like made me make those mistakes. The Holy Spirit then spoke to me and said not to complain, but to stand on His word and to trust Him in the matter.
I can tell you that God has been so faithful in this matter. It is so good to be a child of our Heavenly Father who cares about every part of our lives. He cares about the little things. He cares about the big things. We have the witness of the Holy Spirit that confirms that to us. The Apostle Paul wrote about it in Ro 8:16 “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” (NKJV) Jesus said it like this in Mt 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Praise God as it says in Ephesians 1: 11 that we have an inheritance. Praise God that as a part of our inheritance that He works all things to the counsel of His will. The Greek term for counsel is boule, boo-lay’. That term can mean purpose, or plan. God can and will use our mistakes to work His Divine purpose and plan in our lives. So, praise God that as His children He will dress up what we have messed up.
Are there parts of your life that you feel like are too messed up that anything could ever come out of it? Have you made some mistakes that you have felt like were unredeemable? I have some good news for you!! For the child of God every promise of God is yes and amen in Christ Jesus! When I think about how God redeems the things that we have messed up in our lives I often think about what God promised Israel in : Isa 58:12 Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.(NKJV. As New Covenant children of God we can trust Him to do that in our lives as well. So today don’t buy the lies of the enemy when he comes calling you names, mocking you, and pointing out your mistakes. Give those mistakes to God and let Him work them for His plan and purpose for your life. Get ready to watch Him dress up what you have messed up!
Let us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You that you are a loving, forgiving making all things new Savior and Lord! Today we give you our mistakes and our weaknesses. We know that You will dress up what we have messed up. We also ask You to forgive us and cleanse us of any and all sin that is in our hearts. We love You and thank you!
In Jesus Name
Love you all with the love of the Lord!