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We Are His Masterpiece

We Are Woven

Today I was thinking back on the things in my life that have caused me pain and trauma. As the years go by, life’s difficulties affect how we view ourselves and our emotional well-being. Childhood trauma is especially damaging and can have life-long consequences for those who have endured it. These experiences become like a ball of yarn that has been twisted, knotted and tangled up. When we reflect on these things, many times we don’t understand why we think and do the things we do. It makes it difficult to tell the difference between personality traits and issues from trauma. These things get woven into the fabric of our lives and many people spend years in therapy trying desperately to figure themselves out, in the search for love and happiness.

It’s so important to think about what we are thinking about. The world around us can influence our minds so much that it changes our thoughts, which in turn changes what we are saying. Our subconscious minds believe everything we say. Words have power over us. What are you feeding your mind on?

The Bible is not just any book. The words on the page are not just any words. God’s Word is living, powerful and transformative!

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (KJV)

In Luke 8:11, Jesus said the Word of God is like a seed. His analogy here is to say the Word of God has the power to cause growth to happen in our lives. Verse 15 goes on to say the Word planted in an honest and obedient heart can produce physical changes which can be seen and felt.

We can read every self-help book on the market, but only one book can completely transform our lives and that is the Bible. As the Scriptures are read, many supernatural things happen simultaneously:

  • We have understanding with our minds.

  • The Holy Spirit speaks confirmation directly to our hearts that what we are reading is absolute truth. He then ministers supernatural love, peace and healing to us.

  • If the Scriptures are read out loud, as we hear the words coming out of our mouths, it transforms us through our subconscious by re-programing our minds. So now, we’ve got our intellect understanding the verse, the Holy Spirit pouring out His Love to us and confirming to our hearts that we are reading the truth and our subconscious is taking it all in—and it’s all happening at the same time. Not your average book at all!

Words in the spirit realm have great power. God spoke the world into being. When He said, “Let there be light”, light came into being. Jesus spoke to the wind and sea. He spoke to demons and he spoke to the fig tree. He even spoke to dead men. They were all obedient to what He said.

In his book, God’s Creative Power, Charles Capps says:

“God is a faith God. God released His faith in Words. Jesus was imitating His Father and getting the same results as His Father. Ephesians 5:1 literally tells us to be imitators of God as children imitate their parents. To imitate God, you must talk like Him and act like Him. In John 14:12 Jesus said ‘…He that believeth on me the works that I do shall he do also; and greater…’ These principles of faith are based on spiritual laws. They work for whosoever will apply them. You set them in motion by the words of your mouth. Do you really want all the negative things you have been confessing to come to pass? Are you believing for those things? Proverbs 6:1-2 says ‘…Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth.’ ”

We need to change what we are saying and be believing and confessing God’s Word.

Now, let’s take it one step further. What happens when you put Scripture and faith words to music? The human brain or more precisely the nervous system is designed to distinguish music from noise. It responds to repetition, rhythm, tunes, and tones. Music has the power to bypass the intellect and directly affect the emotions. When that happens, the listener opens their heart to the music. When it is Christian music that is based on scripture, the brain doesn’t stop to ask, “Hey, do I really believe that?” The music has already bypassed their intellect and opened their heart to the message.

Hillsong United member Joel Houston said, "I believe that God created music to connect people - the human heart, our soul - with Heaven." Music is an undeniably powerful tool in life and in worship. Its effects reach far beyond our eardrums though. It also profoundly affects brain chemistry. Scientists have put patients in an MRI machine and found that music affects every area of the brain. Music affects mood by reducing the stress hormone cortisol and increasing the feel-good hormones, dopamine and serotonin. It gives your brain a workout and can improve your overall quality of life. It’s no wonder, then, that worship music has such an amazing impact on hearts and minds. God created us and knew what He was doing when He told us in Ephesians 5 to “Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.” Many have reported feelings of calm and peace while listening to worship music, something God literally designed our bodies to experience.

Now back to that mangled ball of yarn and how the threads of trauma can get woven into the fabric of our lives. The transformative power of God’s Word, especially when it is put to music that is anointed by the Holy Spirit is so instrumental in untangling those threads of trauma, disappointment and difficulties. As those threads are removed, God weaves His threads of love, joy, healing and peace in place of the mess that was there. The result makes our lives a living tapestry – a beautiful work of art done by the Creator Himself. We are His masterpiece!

When I was writing the music for my album, Unafraid, it was under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. I prayed and asked God what He wanted to say to the listeners. As the Holy Spirit was giving me the music, He was also doing a work in my own heart. I was totally undone by the whole experience. His presence was so sweet yet so powerful at the same time. I have had many people tell me how much the music has ministered to them. The music is powerful because it is filled with Scripture, truths from Scripture, faith and anointed by the Holy Spirit.

As I have opened my heart to Him and obeyed His calling, He has unravelled the threads of trauma from my life and is healing me with the threads of His love, peace and joy. What He’s done for me, He will do for you too!


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