You Make Everything Beautiful
If only I would believe
the things that You could do through me
though flawed and cracked I may be
You’re able to use any vessel set free
You’ll pour your Light inside my soul
it matters not whether I’m yet whole
For once your plan is set to go
You’ll teach me all I need to know
And when I share what you have done
because I’ve trusted in your Son,
perhaps they’ll ask where hope comes from
and I will share that You’re the One
This broken jar now mended and full
You’ve given me Love so bountiful
and washed my heart whiter than wool
For You make everything beautiful.
Wendy ❀ 2014
God is able to do amazing things
through ordinary people.
It may be something as simple
as a smile or a kind word
to encourage someone to keep walking
through their dark valley.
And maybe they only needed to walk a few more steps
before the Light burst through.
When I get to heaven
I know there’ll be many sweet souls I’ll be thanking,
people who reached out to me with kindness
during my dark night of the soul.
People matter to God.
Every single one of us matters to Him.
Let’s be a vessel of His kindness
and allow His love to pour out onto others
in whatever special way He has gifted us to do.
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time;
Ecclesiastes 3:11 KJV
Do you have a story you’d like to share
about kindness a stranger has shown you?
I’d love to hear it.
Beautiful Blessings of Kindness ~ Wendy ❀
51 thoughts on “You Make Everything Beautiful”
“You’ll pour your Light inside my soul
it matters not whether I’m yet whole…”
Another awesome post, Wendy. I can so relate to that line above; we must (I must) remember that God uses broken people. If we’re waiting to be “whole” before acting in and for the name of Christ, we’ll go to our grave never doing anything for the Kingdom. We all have issues 🙂
Thank you, dear Bill. I agree that we shouldn’t wait for perfect conditions. Only Christ is perfect, as is his love for us. Every Bible hero had significant flaws. ❀ Your blog posts always encourage me.
Yes you do. 🙂
Thank you, Laura, for your visit. ❀
This is beautiful Wendy! I see the kindness around me. 🙂
Thank you, Elina. Your comment reminds me that we’re blessed when we choose to see the good around us. ❀
What a beautiful post! It is like a prayer. It is a wonderful feeling letting God work through you.
Thank you for your lovely comment, Laurin. ❀ It’s nice to meet you.
Such beautiful words of inspiration, Wendy. Indeed in His perfect time… Lovely photo of foliage too ! 🙂 Love,Iris
Thank you, dear Iris. We are wise to wait patiently for His perfect timing. ❀
Very special and so full of hope…Touching.
Thank you, Charlie. ❀ Blessings on your weekend.
What a fantastic feeling
Thank you, Marylou. I always enjoy checking out your latest nature pictures. ❀
Wendy such a beautiful poem thank you for lifting my day, I shall try to do something special for someone else today, to pass the message forward. Kath.
Thank you, dear Kath. What a lovely idea. Just since writing this post I found myself stepping out of my comfort zone a bit more to be an encourager. ❀
This touched my heart…bless you, friend. Wonderful & Beautiful!!
Thank you, dear Zoey. I appreciate your encouraging words here and on your lovely posts. ❀
YOU, my dear woman, are a vessel of His kindness. Thank you for writing this hopeful, inspirational message. ~ Richard ~
Thank you for your kindness to me, Richard. I want to adopt you as my big brother since I already have two younger ones that live out of town. Blessings to you and Mary. ❀
I’m amazed and grateful every time He finds me sufficient for some small purpose of His. God bless you and your family abundantly.
I know what you mean. It’s an honor to serve the King. I think He delights to share the joy with us since I doubt He actually needs our help. ❀ Blessings dear poet friend.
You’re the 2nd one I’ve heard say that this evening–that God doesn’t actually need our help. I understand that He is all-powerful and omniscient–but if He didn’t use us, the humans He created–would He then use angel power exclusively? Are they equipped to do what we do, I wonder? Please know that I’m not being argumentative, Wendy–I really would like to hear more of your thoughts. It’s not that I want credit or glory for anything I do–but it does help me to think He “needs” me a little, otherwise I don’t see that I have any purpose whatsoever for being on earth. Blessings to you as well–in Abundance!
I don’t think your question is argumentative in the slightest. I’m one of those people who loves discussions and am not afraid to question the status quo (as long as it doesn’t go against Scripture).
“And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.” Acts 17:25
When I ask my son or daughter to help around the house, the joy we experience is not that they did the job perfectly, but that they were willing to do it and then completed it. I don’t need my children’s help in running the household. But I know that it’s good for them and brings them joy to serve (God wants to share the joy of giving/loving/serving with us–just as we are co-heirs with Christ).
God created us and all that is. I truly doubt He needs us. Yet I know that He loves us so much that He’d suffer the worst imaginable death to save us. And that’s exactly what Jesus did.
I think this is one of those minor questions that doesn’t make or break our faith. If someone else can answer it and prove me wrong I’m perfectly okay with it. Debating sharpens our thinking.
I believe that God loves us and that we need Him. ❀ If we aren’t willing to speak the words He has for us, then He could use a donkey if He so chooses (Balaam’s donkey).
I suspect this topic isn’t as black and white as I’m making it out to be. We are his workers/friends and our prayers, faith, and obedience do make a difference. Faith pleases Him. Faith moves mountains. But the power rests in the One we have faith in–not of ourselves.
I’ll stop rambling now. I wish we could go out for coffee together,. Hugs. ❀
Oh this was really good, Wendy! Thanks so much–I see it now. I think perhaps a lot of “works centered” preachers have communicated that if “we” don’t do God’s work, it won’t get done. And then, unfortunately, that sets the stage for people taking credit/falling into pride–or condemnation–depending on the results of their efforts. “Partnering” with God sounds good from the pulpit, but it can be a slippery slope if we forget, as you noted beautifully, that ALL the Power rests in HIM–not even a little bit in our own measure of faith. It’s all about leaning into Him, and not on our own understanding–regardless of the topic, isn’t it? Thanks so much for responding.
I love how you point out that it’s about leaning into Him.
Your words remind me of Galatians 2:20 (“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”)
Now that’s what I call leaning. I need Him every hour. Preachers are helpful and necessary; but it’s reading the bible ourselves that matters most in our personal growth and spiritual journey. I know you already do that–I’m reminding myself and others that it’s the Word of God that’s our lamp–not the words of any person.❀
Yep, so right. Don’t think I’m bragging, as it’s not my intent–but since coming through my depression this past year, I’m more motivated and hungry than ever, to dig into God’s Word. So I watch my “church TV”, take notes–and then go read the reference scriptures for myself, in all the different Bible versions I have. I can’t describe how fulfilling it’s been–and exciting to have a deeper intimacy with HIM. So I am very grateful for anything–even periods of bleak fog–that lead me closer INTO Him.
God has poured an anointing on the Bible teachers I watch/listen to–had it not been for them, I doubt I’d be where I am today. Being that I’m pretty isolated–God knew exactly where to direct me for good teaching; and then I’ve built on that–so He gives me discernment, wisdom about what to listen to, what to study more in private with Him. I’m glad that He works with, and teaches, all of us individually–according to our needs, and ways of learning, and what resources we have available. Bless you~
So true. He’s our comforter and teacher. I love His individualized curriculum, because He’s a loving and personal God. ❀
What a beautiful and awesome post and photos! None of us make it through this life without encountering “angels unawares.” Hugs and love, N 🙂 <3
Thank you, dear Natalie, for your friendship and for your beautiful blog (& for the Facebook follow). ❀ Hugs back to you.
A beautiful post about beauty. I relish the thought that God doesn’t need us and our abilities to do holy work, but lets us be part of the work, so we revel in God’s beautiful deeds without having to fret about it!
Thank you. I love the idea of not “having to fret about it”. I remember Esther was warned that God would find deliverance elsewhere if she was not willing to obey. That’s a sobering thought if we’re tempted to revel in self-importance. How generous of Him to share the good work with us. ❀
Gorgeous fall photos!
Thank you, Eliza. I love your fall pictures. ❀
It’s mutual! 🙂
“You’ll pour your Light inside my soul
it matters not whether I’m yet whole
For once your plan is set to go
You’ll teach me all I need to know”
A very good message set to rhymes, Wendy! 🙂 Nice work, and wise commentary. Have a great Sunday! Peace and luvz, UT
Thank you, Uncle Tree. Blessings back to you.❀
Aww…..this is so amazingly written. Swamped in beauty and hope. I am amazed at this verbal garland of faith……..Stay Blessed! 🙂 Reva.
Thank you, Reva. I love your phrase, verbal garland of faith. It’s so nice to meet you. ❀ Blessings.
My Pleasure. I’m glad to meet you too. Thank you for the blessings and love you for that. Have a good day! 🙂
what a beautiful message. And that closeup of the leaf with the waterdrop and the berries? BeaUUUUTiful! Gorgeous fall scenes.
Thank you, dear Linda. It’s been a fun week and weekend for picture taking. Blessings on your week. ❀
Absolutely stunning pictures and poem!
Thank you, dear Inese. Your paintings are always so beautiful. ❀ Blessings on your week.
Another beautiful post with words and images. How blessed we all are to be a vessel to radiate the love of the Creator to each and all.
Mary, thank you for your lovely words. We are wise to remember His daily blessings upon us. ❀
This is a fabulous post Wendy, so full of love, hope, optimism, kindness and strength. And your second photo down is something else! They are always all beautiful but that particular one just did something for me! Your posts are especially lovely to read when I am having a bad day, thank you xx
Thank you, dear Christine. xo I’ve heard MS symptoms can vary from day to day… it must be frustrating. Hugs and blessings for your journey. ❀
How beautiful heaven must be!
I agree. ❀