Psalm 139: 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
This week end we went to see the movie “ The Shack.” Sunday night the man that wrote the book was on TBN. He told his story and how this book came about. Before the book was published he lost everything. Home, cars everything he had worked hard for . At Christmas he had no money to buy presents, so he made 15 copies to give to his family—had it printed at Office Depot.
But God had a plan—-evidently the manuscript landed in the hand of a publisher. Today the count is over 22 million copies that has been sold. Now the movie is out. What looked like the end, was only the beginning.
Without going into all the details—he shared how inside of us we can build our own shack. Through abuse, addictions, hurts, rejections, bitterness, resentment and on and on, piece by piece we build walls up and refuse to let others into our world. You may look good on the outside but God sees the shambles on the inside. So many times we think we can fix ourselves. No matter who we avoid, who we write off, the black walls are still there. The tormentor still torments. There comes a time when we have to deal with things, or it will continue to show up in our lives.
God wants to turn what satan has meant for harm into a master piece. All for His Glory!!!
Satan is the destroyer—John 10:10 He wants us to be stuck in the “shack” of our lives. Chained to the past. He is constantly reminding us of what I should have done or could have done. Condemnation dogs our trails, because we have the scent of sin not righteousness. We don’t see ourselves forgiven, because others hang onto their own “little shack” they live in and refuse to set us free.
So we find ourselves wanting approval from man and forget we have been approved by GOD ALMIGHTY.
Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that you be not judged. With the same judgement you give out, it will be measured back to you. When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself. But when we forgive others and ourselves—we show who GOD is!!! He is our merciful High Priest.
God wants us free to be who HE made us to be. John 8:36 whom the Son has set free, you are free indeed.
Romans 8: 29 And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.
For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.
30: And those He predestined He also called, those He called He also justified, those He justified He also glorified.…
Justified means= Just as if you had never sinned. Your shack has been cleaned by the precious Holy Spirit. Today make the decision to allow God to restore you to the beauty for which you were created. Open the door of your heart and GO FREE IN JESUS’ NAME.