Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Our Works Colored In By The Father

I saw this wonderful post on Facebook and was fascinated by the drawings of Tatsputin. 
This father takes simple pictures drawn by his children and colors in the drawings while on the plane during business trips.  Whenever he returns home, his children always look forward to seeing the results.  

Check out these incredible drawings

As I scrolled down through the amazing drawings, I thought how great an illustration this is to what God does to our endeavors.  Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. When we put our labor and efforts into God's hands, the Bible says God will turn our lives and work into so much more, more than we can even imagine.  Even in times when we fear we are not up to the task, if we just obey Him, and try, God will take our simple efforts and add color so that our undertaking is often God's masterpiece.  

As I look back on my life, I am amazed to see how God has used circumstances and my puny efforts to bring about life change in me and in others. I never thought when I chose to follow God, that I'd be able to go to the places I've traveled and share the Gospel with the many I've been able to.  

However, I don't know the half of what God has accomplished through me.  We don't get to see the completed picture on earth.  We will only get to see the true extent of how much God has colored in our accomplishments when we get to heaven.  Won't we all be surprised (just as the children who drew the picture when they saw what their father had done) when we get to heaven and see the impact of our obedience to God and how he has magnified our efforts for His kingdom to His glory.  

When we feel inadequate or incapable of doing what God has called us to do, we should put our trust in Him, obey and leave the results up to our Father who colors in all of our works by and through His grace.  John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  

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