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The Master Craftsman
by Edwina Smith
1/17/2013 / Christian Living
The Master Craftsman
God the greatest architect ever known didn't sketch out humans on paper or an easel or use technology. His creative mind wanted to mold us and make us into His image to be a reflection of His beauty walking in an expression of His love and be an instrument of His plan.
We were formed and molded out of dust; which is fine loose particles of the earth. I have been made with the finest particles of the earth, which God created.
Once God molded us He breathed the breath of life into our bodies and humans became a living soul. God's DNA is part of our genetic code.
I Am a Master Piece created by a Famous Artist. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are your works and my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14) God had a particular blueprint for our lives before the foundations of the world. He wanted to design us and prepare us to be vessels of His glory to adapt us to Kingdom purpose and power.
But because sin had entered the world we are born into a sinful unyielding worldly life. This world life puts God in a box and doesn't allow him to be first rather He has become our last resort. God's glory wants to cascade off His masterpieces. He looks beyond our faults, our fears, our sins and our mistakes and sees the greatest potential just waiting to be touched by the Master. God knows that our impure uncleanness disconnects us from His presence.
Because God's DNA runs through our bodies our lives are being governed by a force that is stronger, unchanging and unshakable that keeps wanting to pull us out of a worldly lifestyle so we are fit for Kingdom purpose. God will take us through a refining process. He wants to transform us into something different, unique ready for Kingdom work. He wants to break some old habits, old desires, our old way of thinking. He is in the process of restoring us to our original design.
I must decrease so God can increase in my life. God is cultivating us to pattern after the likeness of Christ in his Character, qualities, conduct and moral habits. He doesn't want us to be counterfeit Christians who say we love, forgive and help those in need but behind closed doors we are living deceiving lives walking in unchristlike behavior. Rather God wants us to reflect genuine authentic Kingdom living so that we live up to the fathers standards not the worlds standards.
Do not copy the behavior and customs of this world but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.(Romans 12:2) Each day God is shaping us back to the original form and purpose. This sinful man is just an imposter covering up the person God originally intended us to be. He is continually searching me to purify my heart and my mind. Create in me a pure heart O God and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)
God is taking out my old way of living and thinking. He is filling me with His knowledge of His truth His principles for living so I can gain more insight into the word of God. He wants me to have sound wisdom and spiritual discernment so I can live an earthly life. My God wants to display his grace and mercy on my life for I once was lost but now I am found was blind but now I see. Just as He chose us in Him before the foundations of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him in love. (Ephesians 1:4)
God has always loved us, before we were even formed in our mother's womb. He chose us to be His own children. Yes we mess up and go astray, we make more mistakes than we can count but God the Master Craftsman in His infinite power and wisdom has the ability to purify us to cleanse us and restore us. For He is the potter and we are His clay his vessels of love, hope and purpose with one faith. You see it doesn't matter what sin has invaded your life because when God starts working on you sin has to go it cannot stand up to God.
God's desire is that we each become the greatest person we could ever be through Jesus Christ. He wants us to be accomplished men and women of God for we are God's workmanship. God knows each one of us personally. He has plans for each of us" I pray that you may prosper in every way and be in good health physically just as you are spiritually."(3 John 1:2) He wants to protect us and provide for us .He is polishing us to the highest degree of excellence. Your worth to God was shown on the cross through Christ.
So lay aside the old self which is being corrupted in accordance with the lust of deceit and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self which is the likeness of God which has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. (Ephesians 4:22-24)
When I yield to God and become submitted to his ways His molding and reshaping my life become a little easier. His refinement of our lives becomes tougher the more I resist him and do things the way I want to do them. But I have come to know that God's plans will always supersede my plans, he always knows what is best, he has seen the outcome and it is good.
Out of His compassion and grace God wants to show his people that when we let Him be God in our lives He goes far and above what we could ever imagine. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.(Isaiah 55:9)
Don't box God in a tiny box the rest of your life let him show you the greatness of His name. Let the Master Craftsman overtake your life. Mold you into a vessel refined by love virtuous in all your ways utilizing genuine Kingdom Authority.
I am a writer who enjoys reading and spending time with my children. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have more articles.
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