This artistic phrase “The mosaic of your life” has been running through my spirit like a racehorse for a couple of weeks now. It’s time to halt the horse, gather my thoughts, and put my fingers to work. It just might be design time for a dose of encouragement!
For you artisans in blogger-reader land, the meaning of the word mosaic will be very familiar. Here’s a brief refresher for the rest of us. A mosaic is a pattern or picture that is produced by arranging together various colored pieces of sturdy material such as glass, stone, or tile.
https://www.britannica.com/art/mosaic-art is the weblink that describes the history of mosaics for those of you who would like to read all about it.
After the wording “The Mosaic of Your Life” was dropped into my spirit, I drove to town to complete some errands. Much to my surprise, there was a sandwich board on the corner of one of the streets announcing an upcoming class on designing a mosaic from colored glass. Oh, so many opportunities with so few hours in each day! If it’s offered again during a non-holiday time frame, I would be interested in attending.
A Small Gift For You DIYers.
If you feel so inclined or get bitten by the art or craft bug over the next few weeks, here’s the weblink for how to make a mosaic for beginners if you’ve not made one in the past.
It might not be a half-bad idea to start with a paper mosaic made from sturdy, colored construction paper before you transition into glass, stone, or tile.
Butterflies Are Blessings.
When selecting the image for this week’s prophetic blog post, there were many from which to choose. I purposefully chose this colorful, ornate butterfly.
Butterflies symbolize a new creation, a believer in Jesus Christ, a glorified or heavenly body, changed (from the caterpillar stage to a mature butterfly), soaring in the Spirit, and blessings.
When I would travel periodically with my husband throughout our beloved state, and if it happened to be on a weekend, we would sometimes visit our friends on Sunday morning at the church in Lapwai, Idaho. This geographic location is known as the land of butterflies.
We Are God’s Workmanship.
There are physical mosaics and spiritual ones, too.
According to Ephesians 2:8-10, we are God’s workmanship.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
The Greek word for workmanship is poiema – Strong’s G4161, and it means the works of God as the creator.
In a spiritual sense, each of us could be considered one of God’s mosaics. Since the days of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden some 6,000 years ago, can you only imagine how many He would have created by this point in time?
Prophetic Insights For Daily Living.
#1. Have you ever thought of your life as being similar to a mosaic?
#2. A mosaic could be considered a reflection in some ways. As you look back on your life, what would it include? For instance, if you are a teacher, it could include books, a desk, or an apple. An athlete’s mosaic might reflect a basketball or a uniform. Mine would certainly include a horse, of course, along with a stack of books, and a predominant theme of the color green as that’s my favorite one.
Enlisting the input of others might also help in the design time of your mosaic. Ask them how they view you and your life.
Also, how does your life look differently now as you grow and mature in Jesus Christ (the ultimate metamorphosis process of the butterfly)?
A definite praise is that our mistakes are not included in our life’s mosaic if we’ve accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior and are walking with Him. (Romans 10:9-10) Our assurance comes from Psalm 103:12,
“As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.”
#3. Based upon the Ephesians 2:8-10 verses listed above, we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, that we should walk in them. Our mosaic would include and reflect our God-given destiny and His call upon our life as it pertains to both physical and spiritual giftings and talents. What are your yours?
Studies in ancestral lineages fascinate me in this area. For example, in some families, there are successive generations of preachers, teachers, craftsmen, farmers, tradesmen, etc. It surely sounds like there is a Master Craftsmen busily creating in the heavens!
#4. Art and craft projects can be considered therapeutic exercises. In my prophetic blog post last week, https://sheilaeismann.com/give-receive/,I encouraged readers to serve others with the spiritual gift of mercy.
The Multitude of God’s Mercies
Even if you’re not the “artsy-craftsy” type, visiting with someone who needs a listening ear will surely make Jesus smile!
#5. Plugging in the symbolism for the accompanying image for this week, the physical and spiritual concepts of blessings are noteworthy studies. There are many Biblical scriptures pertaining to blessings. What is an assuring one that readily comes to you?
When you’ve prayed for blessings for others or yourself, how has God specifically answered those prayers?
#6. Are there times when you are challenged in the area of being a blessing to someone? The smallest gesture of a kind word or smile can be a HUGE blessing in someone’s life. Kind words can remain like sparkling jewels in the heart long after they are spoken. For someone whose love language is words of affirmation, this is especially important.
Blessings don’t always have to be material things or something grandiose. If your spirit is stirred this week of how you can bless someone, follow the Holy Spirit’s lead as He is the master coordinator and connector. He’ll show you exactly what to do. Our cup of blessing continues to be filled as we pour it out to others.
#7. Pray and ask God to show you how He sees you. King David reminds us in Psalm 139:14,
“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.”
Just as there are innumerable species of gorgeous and distinct butterflies around the globe, the same applies to each of us. We are uniquely and beautifully created in the image of God. (Genesis 1:26-28)
Celebrate God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit, and celebrate you because you’re one of a kind!
Sheila Eismann, Prophetic Seer, Blogger, Author & Teacher, publishes her weekly blog posts endeavoring to encourage others through God’s word. Her writings include teaching and instructions on how to apply prophetic insights for daily living.
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