Given January 1, 2016
As we begin this new year, I feel the need to clarify the above statement for my new viewers. I begin each blog post with the word “Given” and a date. This blog came about from inspirations I received while praying, listening to preaching or just noticing the landscape mostly while I was driving, hence the name of the blog, “Revelations From the Road”. I was receiving so many of these revelations that I felt the need to share them with others and, being an educational technology instructor, I decided blogging was the way to go. So in 2005, I began posting to this blog in the hopes that the things God was showing me would be beneficial to others. The date is the day God spoke to me and I wrote the idea down or made a voice recording if I was driving. My prayer is that these revelations will encourage, inspire, and educate my readers in the things of God. May God richly bless you as you seek Him first, (Matthew 6:33).
“The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).
While listening to a podcast recently, I heard a phrase that inspired a vision in my mind. The phrase was, “Are you falling apart or falling into place?” I know some of you have gone through or are going through a hard time and feel like your life is falling apart or you know someone like this. Picture this in your mind if you will:
You see your life above, being broken apart and the pieces falling down toward a square wooden block. In the center of the block is an indented pattern that has been prepared by God. As the pieces fall, some hit the block and bounce off; they are the pieces of your life that do not fit into God’s plan. Don’t worry about them, some of them you like and want to keep but they don’t fit, let them go! But as you watch, some pieces, one by one, fall into their place in the pattern. Eventually, all the broken pieces have fallen, many bouncing off into nothingness but others, the chosen ones, fall right into place. The finished product is a masterpiece!
Friends, God has a plan for each one of us, (see Jeremiah 29:11, look it up now), and He may allow us to be broken sometimes so He can put us back together according to the pattern He envisioned for us even before we were born. If this is you today, thank God for caring enough about you to want to rebuild you. Ask Him to do that so He will say, as He did at creation, “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. (Genesis 1:31).
And why does He want to rebuild you? “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT). Now, go and do good. Be blessed!