Day 184: Picking Up The Pieces (July 3)

So, now that we spoke about faulty thinking yesterday, I keep hearing the phrase, “Picking up the pieces” over and over through my mind.  I feel like now the Father wants to pick up the pieces from your shattered thoughts and resurrect them.  To bring them back into a mosaic of beauty.

I see a huge mosaic composed of millions of different pieces, but when it’s put together it forms something fantastically beautiful and unique…..You!

We are a mosaic, of sorts.  Each of us brings a lot of different memories and life experiences into our daily walk.  These pieces combine together to form our thinking and beliefs.  But when they are incorrect, they need to be rearranged.  God can take all the misplaced pieces and either remove them or re-work them to create a new picture.

Is this too abstract?  I hope not, because I often think in an abstract way.

I’m talking about being transformed by the renewing of your mind, just as scripture says.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.        Romans 12:2

God showed us that we had the need of His renewing.  I believe it will be a continual process.  We can’t escape the life situations that undoubtedly shape and mold our thinking and perception of the world around us.  It’s like we are each carrying around a suitcase of experiences and in any given situation, we open that suitcase and pull out what we feel is the appropriate way to walk through it.  But God wants to repack that suitcase.  He wants to get rid of some old “clothes” and put some new in there.

Will you let Him?

Still one last analogy has hit my mind.  It’s like we are a garden and need to be weeded from time to time.  You would not like having an overgrown garden because in time you wouldn’t even be able to see the pretty flowers and after a while the weeds would completely choke out the blooms altogether.  You wouldn’t want to be that garden, would you?

We all need pruning.  It’s ok to need it.  It’s how we were created to grow.

God, I give you full access to my heart, once again.  I long to see the world through Your eyes.  You are the only One Who knows all truth.  Thank You for loving me, in Jesus name, Amen.

 God, pick up the pieces.  Put me back together again.  You are my praise!  Jeremiah 17:14

And the God of all grace, Who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.  To Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.  1 Peter 5:10-11