Fresh Canvas

(Photo by Tammy Courson)

Fresh Canvas

Excerpted from Tambo Art by Tammy Courson

Today is a brand-new day. It is a fresh canvas. It is a day that God is ready to paint a masterpiece. I know it is likely that many of us don’t necessarily feel that way though. But it is true.

We can feel we have messed up our lives or already splattered our canvas with all the wrong colors. But because of the depth of God’s love and forgiveness we do have a fresh start.

The Bible says in 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Oh my goodness… Come ON… this is AMAZING! Why would we not want to grab ahold of this truth.

As we do our eyes will be brighter, our days will be lighter yet richer. We will accomplish things we never thought possible because it is this truth that gets us back on our feet again.

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

— Isaiah 43:19

God wants to do something new even if you feel you are in a desert season.  I think one of the most important things we can do, is to recognize our need for God today.  If we don’t do that, we are going to just keep splatting all the wrong colors  in all the wrong places.

But when we talk to Our Father, get guidance from what I call My magical honorable domain” (The Bible), recognize our need for forgiveness and quit blaming others for why WE choose wrongly, we will see a much more beautiful piece much quicker!

As we start investing today in love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. As we know and rely on the love God has for us. Because God is LOVE…We will be blown away at just what God creates in and through our lives.

Time to let the Master Creator create!