Idea: A Plan for Action; Design

 
“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?

 



14 thoughts on “Idea: A Plan for Action; Design

  1. dont' you love having shortened your purpose. I love that–so much more powerful, and I love the ideas percolating over there. Soooo excited for you Kel. Sad that I will be in Europe for your big unveiling. But I know I'll learn all about it. So happy for you!

  2. This sounds mysterious – and exciting. It would be hard for you, Kel, to deny that God wants you to teach and share — you keep being led back to it again and again. And those of us who have been gifted by sharing time with you are very blessed too. I really cocooned this winter, and now I'm having to work hard to catch up. God's gentle nudge was a call from friends passing through on a trip to a family gathering, and asking to spend a night with us. They are joy-filled and treasured friends, but it certainly made me a woman-of-action this week. I'm tired and achy, but the house and yard are looking good. The stage is cleared, so once their short visit is past, it will be interesting to see what God has in store for me. It's a good time to pray and be open to whatever He may want me to do this summer.I'll be praying for you, Kel. Please pray for me too.

  3. Yeah! I take the challenge! Can't wait to see what dreams other's will discover hidden in their God-created selves as they join your great adventure! I'm so doggone excited for you! Can't wait to be in attendance!Hugs,Kelly

  4. Oh I re-read my post and if anyone else realizes it I see that they may wonder why I say you;'ve shortened your purpose when you are expanding your borders! 🙂 This was meant w/ re: to what you and I have discussed about having a two-word purpose statement….in your case, Generating Ideas, and in mine, Encouraging Transparency.Ok….heading for dreamland, as you had mentioned! =]LoveLYnni

  5. Wonderful, Kel. I wish I was close enough to participate. I really want to do more with Collage art and have been pondering that a lot. But again, only so many hours in the day so must discern where it is best to spend them…Excited for you!

  6. Fun on teaching at the art gallery! I love the doors God opens… especially those we haven't imagined before. I heard a woman on a christian program yesterday talking of how God has been opening up gifts in her that she never knew were there. Your post reminds me of that. Hidden depths in us each that He is mining! Thanks Kel. Encouraging post!

  7. Thx Jody for your excitement…I would love to figure out a way to host an online discovery collage workshop…I'm pretty sure if God wants it to happen he will give me the idea how to do it 🙂

  8. Thx Pam! I know God surprises us and I know he wants each of us to be ready and expectant…it's fun celebrating with you and my new online friends…

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