Masterpiece

Before You were born

I already knew you

Every day fashioned for you

Was written in your book

My eyes behold the journey

set out for you

Still a blank canvas,

but soon it would be covered

By different colours

Some colours beautiful

Some dark and taking you to places

you wish you didn’t have to visit

Every day I am creating a Masterpiece

within the depths of your heart and your beautiful frame

That would impact and change not only yourself but every one you come into contact with

The bright pink and red of your heart

Giving each person a glimpse

of My heart filled with love for them

I use many different colours

to create your work of art

I don’t just choose the pastels and beautiful bright colours to create a work of art

I use the dark browns in your autumn seasons

The different shades of grey

and blacks in winter seasons

Many times in these trying seasons

you beg of me to choose the pastels

and bright colours

To bring just a glimpse of light

In the dark places you find yourself in

But many times in these trying times

I am silent and distant

And you yearn for a stroke of My love

to run through your work of art

To feel the warmth of My presence empowering you to withstand the heat of the fiery furnace you find yourself in

These times you long for Me

to pick up the orange, red and green paints

To show that My hand is still alive in your life

That I am still in control

of every stroke of paint

You don’t understand that every colour palette

is so necessary to create within you

a work of art

I see the end product and I know

that by using these dark colours

I am daily busy to build My heart within you

Though it’s not nice when the strokes

of dark paint touch your heart

Know that these trying times

will give birth to your most fruitful times

I do a deep work within you

Preparing you to have faith without borders

Trust beyond measure

Hope beyond every dark stroke

of paint that I might use

This day I want you to embrace

the dark greys and black

To come out from behind the veil

Face your fears

Visit the tombs of the past

Take off your mask

Reveal the dark parts of your heart

that have never tasted freedom

That is still in shackles

Still bound by a painful past

Our lifes were disrupted by strokes

of dark paint

It was better to hide away

Then to face your fears

Easier to put on your mask

Easier to play the role of a magnificent canvas

Yet behind the veil you cry

Longing for your heart to run free

Know that I hold every colour

in My hand

Waiting for you to let go

To embrace My journey

of restoration and love

Let go of all anger and pain

Let go of the dark colours

clouding your heart

Hand Me the brush

Masterpieces take time to create

Every one of my show piece’s

go through much training

They surrender to the process

Embrace the journey

set out for them

They know they can trust Me

That in time they will see

what I saw all along

My daughters restored back to My heart

filled with love for them

Bringing life to every dead place

They have placed in My hands

I choose each colour and you

surrender though you might not understand

In the end all the colours will be connected

to form a beautiful work of art

You will see how the dark seasons lead you to the future that I have planned for you

You will stand in amazement

When I am done with you

I am coming for a bride without spot or wrinkle

A bride who has dealt with

all the dark spots on her canvas

Who surrendered to the process

fully under My control

A bride who surrendered

to the dark seasons

and the lessons to be learned

She will look back and see how I used every colour to create a masterpiece within her

The dark season’s birth

My heart filled with compassion

and kindness within her

This is a time where I am doing

a quick work in My daughters

There’s no more time to waste

Deal with the dark spots

Stop hiding and take off your mask

I will walk you through every dark time

Generations are waiting

to taste freedom through you

I am breathing new life over you

A new season is dawning

Breakthrough in every dark place

Launching you

into the path

set out for you

There is no more time to waste

Get ready

Be ready to be My Masterpiece

colouring the world in with My heart

beating through you.

~ Ebigale Wilson

Masterpiece

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World Changer

You are BEAUTIFUL.

Every battle scar has been perfectly etched into your incredible heart. Placed to tell a story that is so unique and so heartfelt, that only you can tell it.

Your light, sweet friend, it comes from the depths of a once tattered heart. Shining out through the pieces that have been so lovingly put back together by the King of Kings. It’s infectious, spreading into the darkest places of someone else’s hopelessness.

I can see the things you have already accomplished. I see the lives you have touched. The people that are forever changed by the momentary brushes of your gentle presence.

You are so loved. Forever cherished. I’m so excited to watch you. Maybe up close, maybe from a distance. You are destined for great and mighty things.

You are a world changer.

😘 ~ Corrina Sharp

Mind Of Christ

The Book of Hebrews talks about “fixing” our minds and our eyes on Christ.

Fixing.

That means putting our minds there and the eyes of our imagination there and leaving them there.

This is a powerful combination when both our minds and our mind’s eyes are on Christ continually.

It is the greatest achievement and objective of the spiritual life. If we discover how to do it, vistas of unlimited possibilities begin to unfold.

If we neglect this discipline, we must suffer the pains of earthly trouble with no helper in sight; we will feel as if we are alone, fighting giant insurmountable battles.

The battles will surely come. However, we are not left alone to fight them. If we will but keep our minds and our eyes focused on The Conqueror, The Vindicator, The Warrior, and The King, then armies of angels will appear and surround us as we vanquish every foe!

We can remember Christ as fully human – infant, adolescent, adult, and Preeminent Preacher. We can see him as The Lamb, slain for our redemption. We can imagine his resurrection and appearances to the disciples before he ascended right before their eyes.

We can know that he is seated at the right hand of The Father, constantly pleading our case and defending us against the accusations of the enemy. We can see him in his glory, shining like the sun. We can eagerly anticipate his triumphant return on the clouds and the terrible day of his vindication.

We can put our hope in our guaranteed appointment with him when we will be glorified in his presence, even as we marvel at his glory. Finally, we can feel his presence in our hearts as we learn to rest in him.

He will guide us into all the particulars of daily overcoming – guided Bible studies, seasons of prayer, and encouragement from our friends.

Our part is to make ourselves available.  

That is how we got started on this journey, and that is how we will end it – hearts and minds wide open to the unlimited and unfathomable love of the ages. Receiving and reciprocating this love is “Job One” during our time here.

All lesser gods must be vanquished.  

All earthly ambitions must pale in the sight of “The one with whom we have to do.”

Our battle cry is “Love, Life, Liberty!”  

Our vision is life without end, bliss like we’ve never known, and freedom from all sin, strife, and struggle forever in the presence of Our Overcomer, Our Brother, Our Friend, and Our Father!

~ Brad Heilhecker

No Statute Of Limitations

God never asks you to bear something that is bigger than the strength He puts inside of you through His Holy Spirit.

In the law of God, there is no statute of limitations.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” -2 Corinthians 12:9

So give God your weaknesses today in exchange for His strength. ~XXOO Michelle

Listen And Hear

Our souls get weary and the noise around us gets loud. Sometimes it can be difficult to create a moment to be still

We live in a society that pushes for more. We define significance by moving and being productive.

In all of our business we must not forget Jesus is here. Jesus has something significant for us to hear. He longs for us to have silent moments with him. And maybe there is something to be gained by just being still.

Take time out today to be with Jesus.

“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.” Psalms‬ ‭62:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Baring His Beauty,

Tiffany Thomas

I am Ready To Perform My Word

Recently I had a dream where I was in a elevator that was falling from high in the sky. It was dark outside and the elevator was falling at a fast pace. I was inside the lift and so scared because I knew I was going to die at any moment.

All of a sudden the scene changes, from one of darkness and death to a new scene where I was flying supernaturally over a magnificent turquoise, blue sea. I could feel Papa holding on to me loosely. He let me move at a supernatural pace over the beautiful sea and beautiful green grass and flower patches.

Every time these beautiful patches of grass and flowers would appear, Papa would lower me to slide through it. I was in awe and experienced so much joy at that moment, because I knew I was safe and that Papa came through for me, at the right time.

I know that many can relate to this dream and that Papa wanted me to share it with you.

Many felt like I did in the first part of the dream over the past year, but especially the last three months. The enemy really turned up the heat in our lives and the attacks were taken to new levels and at times many felt that they were left alone to fend for themselves. Many literally felt the enemy choking the life out of them.

Many are waiting on Papa to perform His word, but instead it felt like the enemy did everything in his power to keep us distracted and in a place of confusion and no movement.

Yet Papa would want you to know that although you felt like you were going backwards and stuck, He was and still is at work behind the scenes on your behalf.

Many took a position of rest because of all the confusion and delays and that is exactly where Papa wanted you to be. All the lessons learned during your wilderness, the ups and downs, birthed something within you of eternal value. Every trial and painful experience had its purpose and soon everything will fall into place.

You might feel like you are ready to give up on Papa and His promises for you, but that is what the enemy wants you to think, that is why the attacks were endless. He knows the plans and purposes Papa has for you, that is why he will do everything in his power to get you to give up. He knows that you are closer to your breakthrough then you could ever imagine.

All of a sudden, at the right time Papa will come through for you. It will be the perfect time. Everything will fall into place and you will be in awe of how He used every setback and trial to work for your good. Papa had to take all of us on different journeys, different battles, different challenges to birth that which He needed to put on display through us. Nothing we went through was in vain, we will look back and see that everything worked for our good.

You might find yourself still in the first scene of my dream, spiralling downwards fast, with no hope in sight, but know that Papa will be true to His word. Rest in Him while He does what we cannot do. There’s many angelic activities behind the scenes, working on your behalf.

Your breakthrough will come suddenly and you will experience deep joy, because of the goodness and faithfulness of Papa. Hold on to every promise and keep your focus, you have come too far to give up now. He only has good plans for you!

Jeremiah 1:11-12: Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see the branch of an almond tree”

Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word”

~ Ebigale Wilson

I am Ready To Perform My Word

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