10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts:
Artists love to express their artistic thoughts on canvas. Perhaps you’ve taken an art class and created your own picture on canvas. If you haven’t, I’m sure you’ve seen canvas pictures available in art stores or DIY craft stores.
The canvas is the medium to express your focus. As you begin to merge colorful paint onto your canvas, the plain and drab soon becomes the vibrant as your picture, your message, emerges.
I heard the same phrase multiple times from different sources recently, and I got the message: painting on the canvas of your heart.
How do you go about painting on the canvas of your heart? Once your heart is transformed by the blood of Jesus, you have a new canvas waiting for you to add color, dimension, and pictures to it. Understand and recognize that your heart is influenced by your thinking and what your mind dwells on. You won’t have beautiful pictures on the canvas of your heart if you’re continually influenced by fear, worry, non-acceptance, or guilt. Those images block what Jesus has already given you—what is yours as His beloved child.
But when you let what the Word of God says about you settle in your heart, the Word changes your canvas. Instead of painting the dark colors of doom and gloom, sickness and disease, you can paint the bright living colors of health, restoration, and healing. Instead of painting the colors of lack and need, start painting the colors of God’s abundance, over-the-top, never-running-out supply.
The more you meditate on the promises of God, the more they will settle in your heart. Then the canvas of your heart can reflect more of His abundant life in you. Don’t worry about a mess up because His grace easily covers that, and what was once drab and ugly in your heart becomes bright, shining, and glorious.
Get in the Word with your paint brush ready because today’s a new day to paint a new revelation on the canvas of your heart.