Monday, October 25, 2010

A Colorful World......

A Beautiful and Colorful Refuge 

"The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms..." Deuteronomy 33:27  "The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him, Who shelters him all the day long; And he shall dwell between His shoulders."  Deuteronomy 33:12

Our eternal God is so generous and kind to assure us that He has created and given us a refuge and shelter found only in Him and His love.  He has created for us an atmosphere in His presence which flows freely and is rich in encouragement, tenderness, patience, listening, affection, and with love.  He reminds us that all we have to do is "Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you." James 4:8  His fellowship awaits us each new day for those who trust and rely upon Him.  He wants to lead you into green pastures which are full of promise and blessing.  Did you know that our God chose the word green long before it became the "it" word of our day.  Green is the dominant color in a rainbow, symbolizing mercy.  God has always been about color! Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors because a colorful tunic represented royalty in their day.  What does color mean to you?  Is there a color that you favor?  Most of us do if we are blessed with an ability to see the world around us.  In the Garden of Eden there were flowers and plants which the Lord God made and these plants were described as  "pleasant to the sight and good for food."  Genesis 1:9  

Like most people, when I see a rainbow, it represents to me the majesty and power of our amazing God!  Only God could proclaim the wonder and beauty that a rainbow brings to our spirit when we see one!  I pray dear friend that your world is colored with the assurance that God cares about you and your circumstances.  That He is always working for your good and cares about even your smallest need.  God is not limited by time or space~He created the  Green and colorful WORLD in which you live!!!  His grace, His mercy, His knowledge and wisdom awaits you and me.

The beautiful room pictured above would be just a room without the colorful pillows the decorator used for finishing touches.  God is not finished with you~or me........   After Joseph's coat of many colors was taken away from him by his jealous and envious brothers, it took many years for the significance of the beautiful and colorful coat to be fulfilled.  The story of Joseph's life is a grand foreshadowing of God's restoration process.  Joseph embraced those who wronged him, forgiving them.  He trusted God and remained faithful for His calling and purpose. That is a signifcant reminder for you and for me~stay faithful to your call!  When something or someone is restored in the Scriptures, it is always increased, multiplied, or improved so that its latter state is significantly better than its original state.  Yes, God can put His glorious touches on your life God be the Glory!!!!  Be blessed my friend with a special day...... seeing the colors of mercy and grace!  Love to you in the fullest measure!!!!

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