1998-09-04 - He Weaves His Purpose into My Life
The Virtuous Woman Series, Part 16
Proverbs 31:22 - She maketh herself coverings of tapestries; her clothing is silk and purple.
Have you ever seen a tapestry? The rich weavings of thread that create a picture that is beautiful. Turn the tapestry over, and the picture looks distorted because the threads don't seem to be in place.
God works a tapestry in our lives. His needle goes in and out, different threads for different parts of the picture, different colors to weave in fullness of design.
Allowing God to work His tapestry in us is always our choice. We can decide that we don't like the needle poking us. We can decide that the color isn't the color we want. We can take His tapestry off, and put on our own shoddy rags. It's our choice. It always was.
Eve saw another picture when the serpent explained that the tree really did have good fruit. She removed God's tapestry and replaced it with the serpent's lie, and we've been paying for it ever since.
The Woman of Courage, the Woman of God knows that she cannot create life for herself, so she allows God to cover her with His tapestry, He shows her the colors to use. Her only job is to follow His design.
He covers her with the silk of His riches and the purple of His Majesty and she is a beautiful woman indeed.
Oh thank You God for the God You are. Thank You for Your beauty that covers
us. Thank You that You are a God who loves me so much that You are interested
in every little detail. Cover me, Lord.