The Many Pieces of Life

Ray and I are going away for a much needed weekend in Atlanta. It does have a purpose beyond relaxation. We are forging a deeper relationship. Then on Sunday afternoon we pay tribute to a dear friend who has gone to be with the Lord. Ron Tenny taught me so much about serving with joy. So grateful to have a husband who shares life with me at so many levels.

Today I want to repeat an earlier post for there is still much meat on the bone. pieces of your life

Imagine receiving a 1,000 piece puzzle, but no picture of the finished product, just colorful beginnings. You are told that there are clues all around you and one book that has all of the answers. You have one lifetime to complete it.

In the beginning, you see parts of the picture in your parents and family. Then other caregivers, teachers and perhaps an abuser enter the scene. They all picture what this puzzle is going to look like.

There is happiness, success, abandonment, grief and they are all integral part. It’s just sometimes we put them in the wrong place trying to make them fit where they don’t belong.

Sometimes you feel it is just too hard so you quit  The puzzle pieces lay in a pile next to the complete sections. Then a relationship motivates you to continue on.

You can see what parts look like but don’t really get the whole picture. You tried it from a couple of view points and the pieces did not fit. Each piece was that unique as if especially designed for this one of a kind puzzle.

Then you find the key: The Bible. First Chapter.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

So the picture should look like God. It should show blessings, a fruitfulness that brings blessings to others and have authority.

To complete this picture you will have to search out the clues in the Word. If we don’t follow the guide, we don’t look like Him. He lets us do our own thing but we won’t reflect His image.

I know your picture isn’t completed yet, b.ut how’s it looking?


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