Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Divine Tapestry

I am amazed at the way the Lord has woven into the fabric of my life something beautiful through my experiences of Him across the years.  He has been weaving this design by His Spirit through His involvement in my life. In weaving, two sets of threads are interlaced at right angles to each other: the warp, which runs longitudinally, and the woof that crosses it.

As a Master Weaver, the Lord has woven together such a lovely, ornate, and dignified tapestry. The warp represents the things in my life that are earthly, such as my body, soul, spirit, relationships with people, my loved ones, my property, and all that which concerns me.  The woof represents the Lord God’s divine involvement in each of those areas all along the way, some of which I was aware of and others that I was unaware of.

This royal tapestry is lovelier than anything we have ever seen on earth.  And when my earthly life is completed, I believe the Lord will have this tapestry on display in my heavenly mansion, perhaps hanging on a beautiful wall in one of my rooms.

Since I wrote this blog and posted it on February 1, 2012, the Holy Spirit confirmed that what He showed me in my prayer time that day was in fact from Him and not my imagination.  Let me share that confirmation with you.

On the same day I posted this blog.  At dinner that evening, I shared with my family what the Lord showed me during my prayer time that morning.  After dinner, I posted a short blog about it, found a suitable photo (see the one above), and called the article "Divine Tapestry."  Later during our evening prayer time as a family, my oldest daughter had the following vision.  Although she had not seen the blog, or the photo I selected, she said, "As I prayed with my eyes closed, everything wasn't completely black.  Images began to pop up, one which appeared as an ornately designed, blue diamond shape.  The vision stayed for a while, and as it began to fade away, I saw myself lowering down closer to this tapestry kind of thing.  I can't really describe it in words, although I can say that possibly you could compare it to a Persian rug.  When I first saw this, I closed my eyes tighter, but it remained until the end of the [prayer] meeting."

This revelation of the Holy Spirit clearly confirms for me the truth of what the Lord showed me personally on February 1.

Putting it All Together
Let me encourage you that the Lord is doing the same in your life also.  As you go through the trials, tribulations, crises, and cares of life, present all things to the Lord by prayer and supplication.  If you pray believing in Jesus Christ, trusting in His love and power to intervene, then He will bless you.  And He will use those experiences, especially your praise and worship to Him in the midst of those experiences, to weave together a design that will bring glory to His name, but will also be very personal and meaningful to you throughout eternity.

Image credit: Image of Medieval Fleurs Chenille tapestry from Charlotte Home Furnishings.

Author's Note: If you enjoyed this post, you may also like the other posts in this blog available through the Main Directory. You may also access my blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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