My crafty mother comes to mind this morning. She wasted no opportunity to make something for our home. We had a huge horse apple tree in the pasture. She would take those hard as a rock “apples” and thinly slice them, put them in the oven and dry them. Then she would put florist wire and sticks on them and have the coolest “flowers” for decoration. She could take nothing anyone would want and make something beautiful out of it.
Oh beloved, Jesus looked beyond our nothingness and agreed to go to the cross for love. It had nothing to do with our worthiness. None of us are worthy, not one. His date with the crucifixion was all for love. Aren’t we glad He willingly gave us hope we would not have on our own?
Because of this great love, we who were nothing have been made into something beautiful. And your beauty surpasses any plan you had for yourself. It also supersedes anyone else’s opinion of beauty. There is now no condemnation against you. Regardless of anyone else’s disapproval, you have permanently and lovingly approved. Even though you didn’t deserve it, you have been changed into a magnificent demonstration of mercy and grace. Hand crafted by the Lord, you now have beauty for sure. But you also have authority and God displays you in your sphere of influence to bring forth His Light in this present darkness. Don’t ever forget that your beauty and your authority are your greatest assets for they both come from the inside out to give you hope and blessings in these last days.
God loves you and He’s for you. No weapon formed against you will prosper. Don’t worry another minute about who has decided you won’t do. For God has said oh you are My beloved and I have made you into My daughter of Zion! Run to Him this morning and ask Him to give you fresh insight into being a child of the King. And then live the beautiful life in the Light of His wonderful love!
Colossians 1:12-13 Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His beloved Son.
Ephesians 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.
2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin in our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]. AMP