|“I have ideas I haven’t thought of yet”
God spoke to Moses: “See what I’ve done; I’ve personally chosen Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur of the tribe of Judah. I’ve filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him skill and know-how and expertise in every kind of craft to create designs and work in gold, silver, and bronze; to cut and set gemstones; to carve wood—
he’s an all-around craftsman.
(Exodus 31:1-3 The Message)
Moses told the Israelites, “See, God has selected Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. He’s filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability, and know-how for making all sorts of things, to design and work in gold, silver, and bronze; to carve stones and set them; to carve wood, working in every kind of skilled craft. And he’s also made him a teacher, he and Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. He’s gifted them with the know-how needed for carving, designing, weaving, and embroidering in blue, purple, and scarlet fabrics, and in fine linen. They can make anything and design anything.”
(Exodus 35:30-35 The Message)
I dare you to think about your God-created self. Look at all the wonderful ways He uniquely gifted you. And He fills us with His very Spirit, when we surrender our hearts, minds, souls and very beings to His love and salvation, demonstrated in the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
And then He gives us work to do. To creatively use our skills, strengths and “know-hows” to serve and encourage others to “live out their God-created identities, generously and graciously, just like God lives towards us!” (Matthew 5:48 The Message)
God is on the move over here. He created me as an “ideas generator.” And the ideas are flowing. He has opened a door for me to put one of my ideas into action. I want to inspire others to discover their God-created selves and express their creative desires.
Today, when I discovered that one meaning of an idea is “a plan of action,” I smiled. God doesn’t just give us ideas to dream about, He gives us ideas to live out!
I have found collage and art journaling to be a fun, safe place to discover truths about myself and to dream about God’s design for my life. And apparently, He is also making me a teacher. I will be teaching a collage workshop in July at a local art gallery. God dared me, and so here I go! Please pray for me. I will be sure to tell you more as the adventure unfolds. Next step: website and the unveiling of the awesome name and tagline God gave me for this “dream.”
What plan of action has God inspired you to take this week?
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