Potential: Capable of Development into Actuality

Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
(Ephesians 2: 7-10 The Message)
 
 
 
When I look at a blank canvas or a blank page or a blank screen, I see potential. It may look like nothing, but really it’s a space waiting for expression. I love how God created us to be an expression of His salvation. He saves us. He showers us with grace and kindness. He invites us to join in His work. God gives us the capabilities, the energy and the creativity to do what we were formed to do. Each of us has a unique set of skills, strengths and experiences to offer. No two of us have the same role. Each one of us is honored to be here, now for His purposes.
 
 
As I look at the potential of the empty spaces in my life, I wonder what does God have in store. Where will He lead me next? Will he add a stroke of fiery orange or mellow yellow? Is there anything He needs to edit in my life? Does He look for a better synonym to describe who I am in order to communicate His love and grace? What reality am I missing out on because I am so consumed with my current troubles instead of gazing into His beautiful face?
 
 
What joy God must experience as He adds another layer of color to our life, a defining line and just the write word to finish our sentence. Let’s live out our God-created identities, graciously and generously living with one another, just like God lives toward us! (Matthew 5:48 The Message) I keep repeating that refrain to myself and to you, so that it will become an actuality and second nature to love like God loves. To love others and ourselves in our wondrous uniqueness!
 
 
 
Will you ask God to give you
a word that describes you to Him?
 
( I would love it if you shared that word in the comments, so we can see what God thinks of His daughters and sons!)
 
 
Linking up with Soli Deo Gloria Party
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7 thoughts on “Potential: Capable of Development into Actuality

  1. I will have to think about that and ask the Lord to show me. I love words (names) that my own earthly father gave me. And I love your "write word" pun. =] And I love your soleil painting….full of joy and exuberance!Love your creativity, Kel!Lynni

  2. OK, so I want to paint. I want a blank canvas. I just have no idea what to do but I want to make a big painty mess and enjoy it. I LOVE the color orange, my friend! And I love what is on that canvas…

  3. Lynni- Creativity bursts into my life in spurts and splatters…I'm loving be brave and bold with painting…I'm not sure if I'll add more layers or let it be…I am thinking that one of the words that God uses to describe me is adventurous…and I know he thinks you are delightful as a sweet butterfly!

  4. Dawn- I just took the plunge and bought a blank canvas and then yesterday was outside in my secret garden…I have dreamt of painting out there where I can get messy and let the paint splatter the floor of my gazebo…yes orange is so zesty and fun! The funny thing is I'm just getting started with that canvas…the brave thing for me would be to add another layer, but that is kinda freaking me out 🙂 I hope you paint! And play with collage and have lots of fun with God!

  5. Oh too funny about the typo! Ha! And thank you for your DELIGHTFUL compliment. I'm so grateful. Again, I will thnk on this, and I love how you generate ideas and get us to think outside the box!XXOOL.

  6. Dawn, you can also paint in an art journal. Try Strathmore's Visual JOurnal with heavy-weight 140 lb. paper, excellent for watercolor and collage. Also good for acrylic, pen and ink, pencil and marker, etc. It's acid free! I like the 9 X 12 in one. Enjoy!Lynn

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