Friday, May 2, 2014

Another Fine Mess ....

MESS

I mess up a lot.  I don't think I'm alone in creating messes.  Often with the best of intentions, but not thinking it through, I'll jump into something and discover that instead of making things better, I made it worse. (I especially create a mess with my tongue ...)

I really need to stop and pray before I do anything.  I tell myself that all the time.  Yet, again and again, I discover I neglected to do just that.

I'm so thankful that God understands me and makes provision to help me out. I love how Eugene Peterson paraphrased it in The Message:

"Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be.."

What a gift He is to the believer!  Let's be honest and admit we need Him every day.  On my best day, on my own, I'm still a mess.  But I have hope, with Him helping me, there is restoration.  I can still become His masterpiece.


* Romans 3:21-24 and Ephesians 2:10


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8 comments:

Katie said...

I found your blog through the Five Minute Friday linkup page. I love your hopefully, uplifting take on mess and your obvious passion for God and His word. Thanks!

ellen b. said...

Amen to that Girl! Love the wording in the Message of the verses!

Melanie Cook said...

I too and so thankful that He is there to help us in our messes. Have a lovely Sunday.

Faith said...

Amen to this post!! Loved reading this...thank you!

betty said...

I admit I'm one to make a mess of things too and I truly do need him every minute of my day!

betty

Angie said...
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Angie said...

Amen :)

Joyful Reader said...

NO WAY! You are not alone in this!