I was reading Exodus a while back and reading through the design of the temple.
I suddenly felt justified in my affinity for nice things.
God was quite specific with His colors and materials in His house.
I am simply made in His image that’s why I care about design.
As a teenager, my favorite tv shows where TLC’s “A Baby Story” and “Trading Spaces.” I was able to live out both of these shows when I worked at a maternity for a couple years. I got to be a birthing coach for 5 girls as well as re-do most of the girl’s rooms in the beautiful 10,000 square foot house!
Anyway, back on track…
The other night we were singing the song “Beautiful Things” by Gungor and I just realized once again how our God loves restoration. I’ve been searching all kinds of home blogs lately. I love seeing the way people take trash and turn it into treasures.
I was thinking the other day how I wanted an old door for our living room. I gave up on the thought not sure where you find one?
That same day I got a text from my roommate about a project she’d discovered.
Guess what I came home to?
Yes, Jesus loves me so much.
I love when He answers thoughts, not even prayers, just passing thoughts.
Hmm, I love Him too, a lot.
The chorus of “Beautiful Things” says-
“You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us”
My thoughts feel a bit all over the place at the moment, bear with me, I have a little head cold.
My point is, God loves restoration. He loves to make beautiful things, just like I do. I love to find something that others might think is worthless and turn it into a creation I am proud of.
I’ve been reading through Jeremiah 33 lately, and just today connected my recent revelations.
It starts out like this, “While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the LORD came to him a second time…”
Can you relate?
Do you feel confined?
Do you feel limited?
Dare I even ask, do you feel hopeless?
Well, hold on, cause I have some good news for you.
In verse 6 the Lord says, “Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.”
Health, healing, abundant peace and security are coming your way.
He makes beautiful things.
Verse 9 goes on to say, “Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.”
I am tempted to copy a whole lot more of this scripture, but I will let you dig into it more yourself.
For now, I want to encourage you to take these promises of restorations for yourself, for your family, for your city, and for you health, prosperity, and peace.
Especially in the areas that seem quite the opposite.
He is good, really good.
There are promises of restoration just waiting to be claimed.
Go ahead, take them!