“Something Beautiful…”

“Something beautiful, something good,

All my confusion He understood.

All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife,

And He made something beautiful of my life.”

(Bill and Gloria Gaither)

 

Company is coming and you want to look your best.

Job interview and you want to show them how qualified you are.

Sunday morning and you want others to think of you as a strong Christian.

On different occasions, outside the privacy of our own home, we want others to see us at our best.

We want others to see that we are in control of our life, that we are happy…

even if that is not the case.

It’s a matter of self pride for each one of us.

We “talk the talk,” even if we can’t “walk the walk.”

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All too often, we approach our relationship with God in the same way.

Because it is so important for us to be attractive and acceptable…

we convince ourselves that God will judge us as if it was a job interview

or inspect our house as if He was company.

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The truth is…

God wants you to come as you are…

not trying to clean up…

not trying to impress.

He knows your situation…He knows your heart.

His arms are waiting for you…just as you are.

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“All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife,

And He made something beautiful of my life.”

(Bill and Gloria Gaither)

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18 thoughts on ““Something Beautiful…”

  1. Carolyn B. Williams

    …..Love the song and your outlook. ….Seems God’s plan for your life is to be where you need to be when you need to be there. Love and Prayers, Carolyn

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  2. That is one of my all-time favorite Gaither songs! Great post.

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  3. It was beautiful 🙂 ,
    and may i ask you something? Did you read my article and did you really like it ? i want an honest thought… Take care

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  4. This IS something beautiful, is it not?

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  5. Thank you for giving me this memory. I haven’t heard this song in years, but it sailed through my head like I was nine or ten again.

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  6. Have you heard of FastPencil? I’m trying it out. Thought of you.

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  7. You’re right; I’m glad!

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  8. David Schram

    nicely done!

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  9. It is so cool how God can transform lives and use what people intend for evil for good!

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  10. wonderful! “God wants you to come as you are…” thank you for that message.

    MJ

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  11. Christine Grote

    This is the second post I read today with this message. Do you think someone is trying to tell me something?

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  12. robinb333

    Absolutely Beautiful!!!

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  13. Love this song—when I read the title of your post today my mind immediately went to that song and I was right!!! Reposting this for my readers today because you wrote the words I do not have today. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  14. I wonder…What if we sing this very song this morning? Meanwhile, it’s in my head.

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  17. Amen! He surely did. 😉

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  18. Praise God, He makes something beautiful out of nothing.

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