God is using you even when you don’t see it

(Inside: God is using you even when you don’t see it; you are making an incredible impact in the ordinary. God is always working behind the scene – trust the journey.)

There is something so lovely about being called God’s masterpiece. God-an-artist resonates with me. 

My sister-in-law is an artist. She knits, slip-stitches, and purls skeins into hats, scarves, and shawls. She took me to a trendy downtown yarn shop. I followed her around nursing a Starbucks that made me feel like I was artistic and trendy, too. I watched her finger yarn types, match colors, skim through patterns, examine examples, carry around skeins, and then return some until her chosen materials matched her vision.

Then, on Christmas morning, I opened the loveliest of boot stockings, a hat, and a scarf. I could envision her carefully knitting and pulling out uncooperative loops with an artist’s eye that sees the path to her masterpiece. I wear this homemade gift differently, with more sacredness than my machine-made-impersonal-cookie-cutter hat. 

As daughters of God, we are His masterpieces; knitted together by His hands.

As daughters of God, we are His masterpieces; knitted together by His hands.

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT)

Often, we wake up to ordinary life and don’t think of ourselves as a masterpiece.

Yet, what if we do?

What if we look at the same hands that poured the bowl of cereal as a tool to bring good to this world?

What if we look at the same hands that poured the bowl of cereal as a tool to bring good to this world? What if we are aware of the impact God can make through us at our jobs, in our homes, with our friends, and in the ordinary? What if we wear our average day differently?

What if we see our ordinary day as holy, full of sacred moments?

Not necessarily in-a-package-with-a-bow sort of way, but as unique people created by an artistic God who can use all of us (even our quirks) to shine His light in the dark.

God’s masterpiece, created to do good.

Every day.

Who said the ordinary wasn’t extraordinary?

God is using you

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Elijah’s my favorite. Elijah’s the Old Testament Prophet who went head-to-head with the Baal prophets to show who the One True God was. (Read more about that here.)

This man who experience God’s supernatural power, later found himself in complete despair, with shaken faith, depressed and anxious, trying to hear God’s voice. (Have you been there too?) 1 Kings 19:11-13 says:

The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

When Elijah looked for God, he found Him. And God’s voice wasn’t in the wind, earthquake, or fire – it was in a gentle whisper.

Momma’s, God still speaks to us today. It’s deep inside of you, an inner knowing. I’d love for you to join me as I learn to discern that voice smack in the middle of my ordinary days. 

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