I Look Good in That Picture

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Posted in Devotional

I Look Good in That Picture

Recently, my family and I attended a wedding reception. As often happens now when people get together for occasions at which everyone looks nice, cell phone cameras popped out to take pictures of various groups of people — two in this picture, three in that one, etc. Of course, after each picture is taken, everyone has to see it to make sure they look good. If you'd overheard the conversation at our table, it would've gone something like this:

One of the people (OK, one of the girls) in the photo with me: "I don't like the expression on my face — take it again."

Me: "I think I look good in that picture."

When the picture is taken again:

One of them: "My hair isn't falling just right — take it again."

Me: "I think I look good in that picture."

After several iterations of this, a pattern was definitely emerging. After a while, I was thinking that either I'm very photogenic or very conceited because my feeling was if I was in the picture, it was a good picture.

Well, when we look at the "picture" of our life — If God is in the picture, then it's a good picture! If God is in our life, it's a blessed life!

If we allow Him, God can be "in the picture" in all aspects of our life. He can help us at work or school. He can help us have a stronger marriage. He can help us in relationships with friends and family members. It's when we take Him out of the picture that we find ourselves struggling in these areas.

If you've given your life to Christ, remember that He wants to be the master of all parts of your life. He wants to be in the picture each and every day, wherever you may be and whatever you may be doing.

If you haven't yet taken the step to give your life to Christ, then perhaps you're hesitant due to sins or shortcomings (in other words, you don't think you look good in the picture). Don't worry — the blood of Christ has paid for your sins and makes you look good in the picture.

Wherever we are in life, if we put God in the picture, then it's a good picture!

All things work together for good to them that love God. (Romans 8:28)

Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good. (Alma 37:37)

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  • Teri-Lyn Tunno

    Teri-Lyn Tunno

    14 October 2014 at 23:18 |
    Truly loved your blog!! Very awesome type and shadow of having God in our lives. I would love for my picture to be Picture Perfect! :)

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