Great Design is…

My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth (Psalm 139:15 KJV).

is eliminating allthe unnecessary details(1)

To create a sculpture, the designer must envision what isn’t there.

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It takes hours of labor before his vision is a reality.

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Great design is challenging, but the end result is magnificent.

Here’s a video sharing the journey from the quarry to the finished product. Enjoy!

Dear Lord, You are the Great Designer. You see what I cannot. You know what I do not. Only you can remove the unnecessary parts. I pray, take chisel in hand and shape me into Your image. Amen


 

***FYI: I’m with Gail Kittleson today! Come on by and say hi. And tomorrow, I’d love for you to drop by Inspired Prompts. I’ll be the featured author on their 3 Questions Wednesday.

Perfection is…

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10 KJV).

 

Perfection(2)This quote holds a truth I often overlook while praying. For instance, it’s easy to pray for something to be added. I like the idea of putting on and walking in. However, I forget putting on requires discarding something. While walking in, depends upon me walking away from something else.

The wheel has a purpose. Transformation.
Painful. Yes. But renewal requires shedding the old.

Only the Potter knows what, when, where, and how much to remove. He also knows why it must be removed even though the reason may elude us.

Our purpose is to please Him. To do that, we–the workmanship–must submit to the Potter’s Hands.


New Year’s Prayer

Change Me

Know every part of me I try to hide from you.
Show the motivation behind all I say and do.
Create in me, something beautiful
Perfect, complete in the image of You
This is the prayer I pray, change me.

Don’t leave me as I am, but with your loving hands
Change every part until I fit into your plan.
Father, you know this heart of mine,
And Only you know the perfect design
This is the prayer I pray, Change me.

Words and music, Linda Gail Johnson © 2007
Treasure’s of Hope: Discovering the Beautiful Truth Beneath My Painful Past p. 32-33