He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
Gently the breeze blows over me and I can feel the old just being gently taken away. I can close my eyes and breathe knowing God is removing all the old stuff and replacing it with new things so that I can be fully focused on what God has set out for me. Knowing I am grounded in the things of God and that He pours refreshing waters over me daily, I can grow more confident that God is in control. Knowing that He has healed all the inner pain makes facing the next moments in life a little easier. As I allow God to remove the old stuff from the past I am free to be who I was designed to be…whole and loved!
This is what I wanted my husband to see from the portrait I painted for him on our last date night. As I saw what God wanted me to paint for him I was filled with such joy. I could see the water gently falling and the roots going deeper. I could feel the changing breeze taking the old things far away. I also could see that God was showing me to paint the roots on the dead side of the flower in red to represent the blood of Jesus.
As I pondered on why the red for the roots, God showed me that even though the past is gone and He removed the pain and guilt from it, it still needed to be covered by the blood of Jesus. As He washes over us He not only cleanses but He brings healing to the inner soul. Sometimes others don’t see all the changes which come when God does a work in someone, however the person going through the renewal process knows exactly what God is healing on the inside.
God can do this for everyone who is willing to receive His love and correction. Some say we just need to be uprooted and restarted, however God showed us clearly that He can heal you right where you are. He can mend the broken roots and bring life back to what someone once thoughtw as dead. When we open ourselves up in surrender to the possibilities of what God can change in us and come to the understanding that we can just breathe and let Him do all the work. We can’t change ourselves, we can only chose to be changed.
Are you ready for change? Do you know that all you really have to do is chose to be changed? All you need is a heart willing to let go and mind that is willing to be changed and renewed, God will take care of the rest.