Posted by Jeanie Williams

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This morning I helped my husband take our old grill to the recycle company. Boy, was the pile large today. Driving home I got to thinking about how God takes our lives from the moment we are saved and changes it to have new use just like this company does with people’s trash.

God is in the recycling business.

All throughout the Bible we see God repurpose and rescue lives who have unbelievable amounts of garbage in them. Noah was a drunk, David an adulterer, Jonah ran from God in rebellion, Paul a murderer, the list goes on and on through our Bible genealogy of hero’s of the faith. Our faith in Jesus offers us so much more then forgiveness of sins and eternity in heaven. God’s offer to every believer is new life here on earth, an exchange of the trash of your past for a repurposed future.

It is God’s will that not a single soul will perish in the garbage dump called hell. His desire is to recycle all mankind and transform them back into His original plan.

This morning I helped my husband take our old grill to the recycle company. Boy, was the pile large today. Driving home I got to thinking about how God takes our lives from the moment we are saved and changes it to have new use. Just like this company does with people’s trash.

God is in the recycling business.

All throughout the Bible we see God repurpose and rescue lives who have unbelievable amounts of garbage in them. Noah was a drunk, David an adulterer, Jonah ran from God in rebellion, Paul a murderer, the list goes on and on through our Bible genealogy of hero’s of the faith. Our faith in Jesus offers us so much more then forgiveness of sins and eternity in heaven. God’s offer to every believer is new life here on earth, an exchange of the trash of your past for a repurposed future.

It is God’s will that not a single soul will perish in the garbage dump called hell. His desire is to recycle all mankind and transform them back into His original plan.

 

My beautiful picture

The sign on this truck says he buys scrap. Did you know that Jesus bought you? I do not belong to myself. If you are saved you do not belong to  yourself. You are bought by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. This  should, and will cause us to want to live for Him. As Paul says, “Ye are not  your own? for ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body,  and in your spirit, which are God’s” (I Cor. 6:19-20).

Just as one must be intentional about recycling physically here on earth, we must be equally diligent in allowing God to recycle our life garbage.

We must cooperate in allowing Him to take our trash, expose it, break it down, remanufacture and repurpose it however He sees fit. We must be receptive and responsive to the still and quiet voice that leads us in this process. I truly believe God desires to waste nothing in our lives. Every experience, hardship and trial can be used to refine us, encourage others and give Him glory.