Who is in the gallery?
A little fine girl is in the gallery.
A few weeks ago, yours truly visited a museum with a friend.
It was amazing seeing so many works of art and I often wondered the thoughts of hundreds of artists when creating their works.
It seemed a good idea to have a snapshot of this work of perfect art aka moi. A selfie wouldn’t do justice. What you see is my desire to have a full picture taking from a distance albeit the idea was to zoom in on me. What happened was different. I blended in with many people flocking around. If you can figure out where I am in less than 10 seconds that’ll be a miracle. lol
Whilst you strain your eyes (I’m so sorry) to check out this work of perfect art. I thought it’ll be a good idea to remind you who you are in Christ Jesus as written in God’s Word.
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)
This is worth dissecting and digesting. It’s so easy to remember hurtful events of the past and beat yourself up for being ugly and not fit for this or that. The good news is that the lens through which God sees you in Christ does not think like you do. When you come to God to clean up your mess, it’s a clean slate that results. He sees you as an innocent, fresh babe, beautiful in every way. The way God sees you is what should matter most, anybody who sees with God’s type of lens would see you that way too.
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)
Wow! Read this again! The other day, I thought of how God spent considerable time preparing the resources humans would need- light, water, plants, animals before the grand appearance of the first human, made in His own image and likeness and then he said this is the best, now we can rest! Even when sin crept in, he had orchestrated redemption to make us from scratch. He decided that we would live out full lives-as He had planned right from the beginning.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. (2 Corinthians 4:7)
Now, back to my snapshot. Not everyone would recognize me in this picture and that’s ok. What is not ok, is if I can’t figure out where I am in this picture. It’s the same with our knowledge of whose we are and who we are. God’s desire is that we unfold moment by moment the awesome treasure that is in us with a gentle and loud reminder that it all emanates from Him.
For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? (2 Corinthians 2:15-16)
This does it for me!!! There’s nothing like being a sweet-smelling fragrance. But you know too well those fragrances you own might get you compliments from many but put some people off who can’t handle strong scents. We who are in Christ, ought to give off right godly vibes from our new nature, remember? Ultimately good because people are going to experience a full life but not everyone would receive us well. The TPT version ends verse 16 as this- “And who of us can rise up to this challenge?” It’s a huge task to live like this-not liked by all yet living for God- but we run to the One who gave us this responsibility to help us!
So much Jesus talk!
But it’s really all we can talk about…
It’s truly worth talking about…
It’s a new year in a few days and I thought this would be needful. As you make plans, take small and great decisions, remember that you are truly the apple of God’s eye. Even the devil knows it and tries to discourage you. But arm yourself with this knowledge and MOOVVVEE……
I love you and I’m praying for you…