God’s Tapestry

4 Oct

God’s Word: Colossians 2

God’s Message to Me: (My interpretation of what God is saying to me through these verses)

I am in process of weaving your life into a beautiful tapestry. And your life’s tapestry is woven right into the tapestry of all those who are My followers.  Together, it is one beautiful to behold as you work together for the good of the world.  As you lovingly reach out to others, as unto Me, then threads of the tapestry are connected to them and they have the opportunity to be fully woven in—it’s their free choice.

My Word, the Bible, contains the directions for weaving.  As in everything you do unless you put into practice the directions they just seem confusing.  Read a little, do a little, read a little, do a little—throughout your life—that creates the tapestry. As you put into practice the things you are learning from My Word, I will reveal a little more next time you turn back to my Word.  This is a life-long process.  I have so much I want to reveal to you but first you must put into practice what I have already revealed.  What a beautiful tapestry I can make of your life.

There is room in my tapestry for everyone.  Oh the beauty that I could create with more contributing the threads of their life.  The initiation rite for joining into my tapestry is baptism as is clearly stated in Acts 2:38.  Going under the water was a burial of your old life; coming up out of it was a resurrection into my tapestry life.  Those in my tapestry are forgiven of their sins and My Spirit interacts with their spirits, guiding, blessing and directing into peace that passes understanding.  They have nothing to lose and EVERYTHING to gain.

God’s Question for Me: Will you look for more ways to weave my love into the lives of others?

God’s Promise to Me: Everything I wished to reveal to you was demonstrated in the life of Christ—so through Him you could see Me clearly.

My Prayer to God:

Adoration:  I love this reminder of how You weave our lives together so that the world will see the beauty of Jesus revealed.  What an honor and privilege to partake in Your tapestry.

Confession:  I admit that far too often I forget Your tapestry and act like I am doing this all on my own and it all depends upon my own effort.  Help me to intertwine the threads of my life with those around me.

Thanksgiving:  Thank You for creating something of eternal beauty through my simple efforts at serving You.  I am so grateful for the neighbors that invited my parents to church when I was just a child so that I was exposed to Christ from an early age.

Supplication:  Help me to put my trust entirely in you and put into practice the amazing principles I find in your Word.  At times they seem to go in opposite directions to our natural inclinations—but I’m sure that is because your ways are above our ways.  After all, you are looking at the tapestry from the top and we from the “knotty” bottom.

My Song to God:

“Life’s Weaving” and was written by Alfred Wooler and Rev. Father TABB,  copyright MCMXXVII by Oliver Ditson Company

My life is but a weaving

Between my God and me

I may not choose the colors,

He knows what they should be;

For He can view the pattern

Upon the upper side,

While I can see it only

On this, the under side.

 

(The Etude)

Sometimes He weaveth sorrow,

Which seemeth strange to me;

But I will trust His judgment,

And work on faithfully;

‘Tis He who fills the shuttle,

He knows just what is best,

So I shall weave in earnest

And leave with Him the rest

 

At last, when life is ended,

With Him I shall abide,

Then I may view the pattern

Upon the upper side;

Then I shall know the reason

Why pain, with joy entwined,

Was woven in the fabric

Of life that God design’d,

Was woven in the fabric

Of life that God design’d.

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One Response to “God’s Tapestry”

  1. missionmusings July 5, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

    Reblogged this on theostorying and commented:
    This seemed so much in line with the theme of my last blogpost, that I felt this is worth sharing as well.

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