“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” – Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
From Bishop Charles E. Blake…
Life may have painted a dark picture for you, a picture full of inadequacies and incompetence. But God has taken that canvas the devil painted of you, took that same canvas, and put a whole new background, and a whole new image on that picture. I see God taking the canvas of your life and painting a new picture on it:
Rather than dark clouds, I see bright sunshine.
Rather than a dour and sad countenance, I see God painting a smile on your face.
Rather than a title of defeat, I see God painting victory, success, and power.
You are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago. And He who has begun a good work in you shall perform it to the day of the Lord.
Praise God! Hallelujah!
SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES – Ephesians 2:10 (NLT), Philippians 1:6, Jeremiah 29:11.
Listen: “Your Masterpiece,” by Ashmont Hill