May God, who puts all things together, makes all things whole, Who made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus, the sacrifice of blood that sealed the eternal covenant, Who led Jesus, our Great Shepherd, up and alive from the dead, Now put you together, provide you with everything you need to please him, Make us into what gives him most pleasure, by means of the sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah. All glory to Jesus forever and always! Oh, yes, yes, yes. Hebrews 13:20-21 (MSG)
Well, no one would have said that about me. What would no one have said about you? No one would have said that I was put together. In fact, before I came to know and love you, there were those who would have and actually did say my life was a mess. Yes, they did. I have one thing to say about that. What do you have to say about that? They would have been correct. My life was a mess. Yes, it was.
But you rescued me. You pulled my life out of darkness. You lifted me out of the muck and mire that was my life. You set me on solid ground. You saved and restored my soul. You set me on a new path of following and serving you. Yes, I did. You began a good work in me. Moment by moment and day by day, you began to mold and shape my life. I know that I am no finished product. I have not arrived. You are not done with me yet. You are continually making me into the person you designed me to be. You are making me able to live the life you have called me to live. I welcome your work in me. Put me together according to your purposes and plans. I humbly say, “Make me into your masterpiece.” Allow me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. That I am doing. That I will continue to do.
Those who would have called your life a mess could not see what I saw. They might have thought there was no hope for you. What did you see? What did you know? I saw the child I created. I saw a person I had richly blessed with gifts and talents and abilities with which he could serve me. I saw a person that would one day make it their goal and aim to love me with all their heart and mind and soul and strength. I saw a person that would one day be willing to go and do whatever I asked of them. That is, you. That is how I put you together. Live now, as I have made you. Your life is no mess. Your life will bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Yes Lord, I will live my life with and for you. I will do what is good and right and pleasing to you. That will be very good.
Heavenly Father, thank you for bringing my life back from the dead. You saved my soul. You made me your own. You adopted me into your family. Thank you for putting my life together so that I will be fully able to do what is good and right and pleasing to you. Amen
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