This Thursday in Our Daily Bread, I was reminded the same day that I wrote these Scriptures of the truths that the thought for the day was..”God takes our broken lives and shapes us into His new creations.”
Noah Purifoy began his work as an “assemblage” artist with three tons of rubble salvaged from the 1965 riots in the Watts area of Los Angeles. From broken bicycle wheels and bowling balls to discarded tires and damaged TV sets—things no longer usable—he and a colleague created sculptures that conveyed a powerful message about people being treated as “throw-aways” in modern society. One journalist referred to Mr. Purifoy as “the junkyard genius.”
“God takes our broken lives and shapes us into His new creations.”
Psalm 5:7-12 (KJV)
7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
For over a year I have been using Scripture Challenges from
rachelwoj.com and the this passage I just read was for the same day of February.
Take time to read the above Scripture one more time….
It truly made me realize, what a junkyard genius our Heavenly Father is.
Sometimes we try to make ourselves believe that it is too late for a spiritual change in our lives but perhaps it is because we are trying to fix ourselves instead of surrendering to Our Wonderful Sculptor.
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Is. 64:8