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The Master Designer

For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.  1 Samuel 16:7 NIV

I love to decorate, paint, and sing.

Creating is my therapy. The thrill of turning an empty canvas into a work of art or creating something out of nothing. Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. These are some passions God has given me.

As much as I love to decorate, I will not forget how I once decorated the pit of despair I lived in for years. The walls were covered with regret, guilt, shame, and hopelessness. This was my comfort zone ... my isolated pit of misery.

God did not create us to live in misery. He came to set us free from the chains of bondage. We no longer must be held captive by depression, addiction, fear, guilt, or shame. Liberty is found in the amazing grace of a Savior who gave Himself for us.

We can witness the true Decorator and Artist by stepping outside and soaking in the glorious beauty of a sunset. Our Master Designer, our Creator God, paints the sky with colors no words can describe. The majesty of His creation leaves me breathless. He alone is the true Artist.

But our outer appearance should reflect our inner appearance. God is more concerned about the appearance of our heart. When our heart glows with the radiance of His love, we can’t help but radiate the goodness of God. His beauty is indescribable and precious. He is the greatest treasure of all.

Be a reflection of God’s grace. Choose to allow the Master Decorator and Designer to decorate your life with His gifts of grace, love, and mercy. 

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Martha Rogers

Martha Rogers is a southern girl who loves sweet tea and all things chocolate. She delights in encouraging others to find ultimate freedom in the truth of God’s Word. As a wife and mother of two grown adopted daughters from China, she uses her background in music education and community theater to direct and perform with a group of ladies called Sweet Notes who sing in nursing homes. Currently, she is the music director of her church in Alachua, Florida.