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Picture Perfect…Almost

 

Eph 2:5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 

Isa 59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
Isa 59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.

Lesson #7

Once the Tree is home, it has to be put in a tree stand and stood up!

Lesson #8

The tree must be placed in a good, solid tree stand.

Lesson #9

The tree must be watered in order to last through the season.

Lesson #10

The tree is decorated by it’s owner and has no choice in what is put on it.

Lesson #11

The Decorator knows what ornament or decorations to use to cover up the “gaps, imperfections, and blemishes” on the tree to make the tree look as if there was nothing wrong with the tree at all!  I know you have done it.  Used certain ornaments or garland or lights to cover up the holes or bad branches.

Application

If we do that with our tree, what do you think God does to us?  God knows where our gaps are, so tell Him in humility and ask for Him to help you.  Guess what, He is infinitely better at decorating us, than we are decorating trees!  Let God decorate you, He wants to!  I am not saying that you need to walk around proud or boastful; just let God bring the things in your life that will cover up certain scars that were left from moments of foolishness.  God wants you to have a good life in His will, but you have to let Him decorate you.  Before you know it, people will look at you and think “you don’t know what I am going through, you never had anything go wrong in your life!”  Deep down inside you and the Lord know better than that!  Wouldn’t it be nice for that to be said about you?  If that ever happens…Praise God!

December 28, 2011 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment