The Brushstrokes of His Love

The journey I walk becomes colored with the paint of my heart. Whatever resides in my heart will be the song my heart sings to color the places my world touches.

If anger resides there, my heart will paint with a dark blackness of the soul. If pride lies there the same result finds its way into my world, inflicting darkness upon those who walk with me on my journey.

If my heart is full of joy, delight, and trust. Then, whatever comes my way, I can sing a song of peace, purpose, and hope. The colors of my heart welcome grace into my world that spreads the love of Christ. My world becomes attractive to others as I paint with the colors of God’s unending brushstroke of love and grace.

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“I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.” (Psalm 89:1)

I think finding love is more about knowing love than attaining it. As if love was found in some outside source in this world that we could attain if just looked hard enough. Love is what set the world in motion. Love is what breathed life into your soul at your birth and love is what hung up on the cross to redeem mankind from sin and suffering. Love is not found in searching for it. As if it depends on us to find it. Love is found in embracing what is already there for us through the Lord Jesus Christ.

The colors of the cross are a deep scarlet red. The same color of the heart. It is no coincidence that love was colored red as it bled on the cross of Calvary for all of mankind.

When we embrace this love we find that it enters into our hearts, not because we looked hard enough, but because we simply received it by faith. God is not like some significant other we’re seeking to find who will hopefully fill and complete our lives.

God is the eternal being, that completes and fills the heart through faith. He forever fills us up with love and grace that is without limit. His love is unconditional. The brushstrokes of HIs grace pour the most beautiful colors into our hearts. Now, all we can do is allow our lives to be a canvas to the world of His perfection and peace. After all, “we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”- Eph 2:10

Jesus, use my life to paint with the colors of our love. I want to be a light to the world and a city on a hill for the world to see your truth. Let my heart sing of your love forever! Use me to point people to the truth of your love, in Jesus name, Amen!

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