Tuesday, March 12, 2019

God Is In The Mess

I've been wondering why certain things have happened as of late and God gave me John 9:3- "So that His work may be displayed..."  Sometimes it really isn;t just about us; it's bigger than we think.

There was a man who had been blind since birth. He approached Jesus to be healed and the disciples wondered who in his family had sinned to cause the man’s blindness.
John 9:3 says:

Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus said, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

God’s grace is in the imperfect. God’s strength is found when things don’t go right.

It’s never going to be perfect. It’s never going to be 100% fair. God is not seen in the perfect but the mess. God is seen most when there’s a lot of ugly involved. Can you get up after a heart break? Can you stand when everything around you crumbles? If so, you’re displaying the grace and strength of God.

God doesn’t always prevent or block. Sometimes He has to make you go through the trial to rid yourself of idealistic notions. You were created for heaven, you’re just not there yet. You’re on earth where people are flawed and things get caught in the fire.

But God allows you to go through the fire to show you that because Christ is inside you, you can withstand the heat. Don’t run away from the mess. Run toward it. Stand and let God use you today.

God Loves Used Toys

God told me, "My child, I loved used toys...."

We’ve heard of the expression, “Broken crayons still color.” God just pressed on my heart that He loves playing with used toys.

The fear of judgment will often pressure us into thinking we have to have it all together. That we must be perfect. But God says others cannot see His glory whenever you put up that front.

God says He loves the fact that you’re a used toy. You’ve been married before? God says, “I can work with that divorce.” You engaged in premarital sex? God says “I can work with your used body.” 

God says, “Give me your mess. Give me your flaws because I love playing with used things.” The very things people use to write us off will be the very things God uses to lift us up. 

Stop trying to hide behind the mask of perfection. God gets the glory when we’re transparent with the fact that we’re imperfect and yet God still loves us. God still plays with us.

God can use used toys, we just have to let Him.