TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
God created you just the way you are. He’s not only the author of your life, but the artist to give you an appearance. As others look at the masterpiece He created of you, they will recognize someone that is definitely a member of His family whom He is proud of and loves greatly. Somebody is going to see Jesus in you today!
I miss the days when my kids were little and they would bring me their latest crayon masterpiece.
Now, my kids weren’t the most artistic bunch. They brought me a lot of unflattering large circles with heads on them. “Daddy, it’s you!” they would squeal. I told myself it was not because they saw me as fat, but because they were at an early stage of development.
I’m no psychologist, but I noticed that the houses my children drew were always whole. The families they drew were happy and, well, whole. Some of the pictures the children draw in children’s church are enough to make you cry.
Half of their house runs off the page, maybe because they just can’t picture it as whole. Or they draw a picture of a family, but leave themselves out. Sad sunshines, rainy days and clouds, daddies on the edge of the picture, while everyone else is by the house. You get my drift.
So I’m glad my kids always drew happy family pictures. When they’d bring them to me, I would hang them on the refrigerator, but not before giving them a really crazy, over-the-top reaction like, “Good googly-moogly! I thought I was looking in a mirror!” That would make them so happy, they would run off to draw something else for me.
I think that’s what Father God wants from us.
“Therefore, be imitators of God, as loved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God.”
– Ephesians 5:1-2
As a Christian, I think I still do that kind of thing to Him. I give Him little moments that look like Him. The life we live is an open demonstration of what we believe about God. Hopefully, those moments add up into a life that looks like Him so He experiences something that says, “Look Daddy, it’s you!”
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO GIVE YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER A PORTRAIT OF HIS GOODNESS. IMITATE HIM! SHOW HIS GOODNESS TO SOMEONE IN NEED AND WATCH HIM PUT THAT PICTURE ON HIS REFRIGERATOR.
From my book: GOOD OVERCOMES EVIL