I was flipping channels the other day, and there was some show on about National Geographic channel or such, and they were showing people making lace. I found it interesting. Now, I know that they have been doing it for a long time, most of the individuals their whole lives, but no patterns, just a bunch of bobbins or whatever they call them, that looked to me like a mess. But, these people were flipping them back and forth, picking some up, putting others down, all so fast that it was amazing because, were I to try that I would have a HUGE KNOT. A MESS. But, these people make some amazingly beautiful lace.
Then, I kinda thought about how when I try to do things in my life, without God’s guidance and without seeking Him first, well, I make a HUGE MESS. Just a lot of confusion and chaos. I try to make order out of the chaos and well, it gets worse and worse, until I finally so, OK, God, help me please.
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 1 Corinthians 14:33
And, He gives me clarity of vision, understanding. Peace, Comfort.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
He took that tangled mess I had made out of things, untangled me and started making something new, different, far better than what I have been in the past. Oh, Christ aint done with me yet, not by a long shot. But, He sure has made a lot of progress. I’m looking forward to looking back in a few months to see how much more progress has been made.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Thank you Lord, for untangling my mess, for making me new, better. I ask that You keep working on me, because I know I am just barely started. Help me avoid making more knots. I ask you to continue helping me as I struggle against myself so that I can be what you want me to be for You. I ask you work in the hearts and minds of loved ones to help them as well. Draw them all closer to you, show them your plan for them.
I praise You and worship Your Holy Name.