After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, “Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted” (John 6:12).
The Bible tells of a time when Jesus fed a crowd of five thousand with only five loaves. That day, everyone had more than enough to eat and there were still twelve baskets full of bread. That’s because we serve a God of abundance! I love that Jesus told the disciples to collect all the leftovers “so that nothing is wasted.” With God, nothing is ever wasted. He’ll never waste an experience; He’ll never waste a hurt; He’ll never waste a dream; He’ll never waste even a single piece of bread.
God is still in the miracle-working business. He is still our Creator and He is a Restorer. If you’ve felt like you’ve wasted years of your life in the wrong job, hanging around the wrong people, doing the wrong things, God will gather those years and restore them back to you. He’ll take those experiences that the enemy meant for your harm, and He’ll turn them around for your good. He’ll make you stronger, wiser, and better off than you were before. He can launch you further into your destiny than before. Be encouraged today because with God all things are possible and nothing is ever wasted!
A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, I give You every bit of my life, my past, my present, and my future. Thank you for taking every experience in my life and turning it around for my good. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
|—||Psalm 18:16 (via godmoves)|
How blessed I am, oh Lord, that I am known as a precious and irreplaceable jewel in Your sights. You see my every facet, my ever corner, my every reflection, twist and turn- and though I am often tarnished, worn and chipped; You restore to me, my beauty in You.. Morning after morning, You wrap Your cloak of grace, peace, love, joy and righteousness around me, and You wipe away all of that which I have held onto and allowed to stain me. How blessed I am that You continuously and without question- look at me, Your precious jewel, with loving eyes. How dearly You care for me, Lord- How proud of me You are. So much so, that You showcase me within this life; and as You walk beside me, You are forever speaking life and love over me - ‘Behold, My precious daughter, whom I have made new.’ And as people come closer, through Your refinining and polishing- Your glory is known.
i am crying i want to be this more than anything. i want this kind of beauty.
The true meaning of beauty and perfection is found in Scriptures.
Not in the magazines or any “tumblr pictures”.
So don’t listen to the lies of the devil.
Coz a real man should love you not because of your appearance
or stature, but because of your love for God that’s real and pure.