“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…” —Ephesians 3:20 (NKJV)
This verse plays through my mind while working against a deadline this month. Like a potter at his wheel or a painter standing before a blank canvas, when we’re creating, there’s hope for a spark to do more with what we have than we thought possible.
For someone who sits at a writing desk, this verse reminds me the art of creation is more than choosing a paint color or adding water to clay. Creation is just plain hard work. (Sorry if that’s unromantic, but it’s true.)
Day in, day out. In the middle of the night.
Learn and try again…
I’m nearing the end of the journey for the first draft of my latest book.
At the end of the month, I’ll sit back, click the Send button on an email, and pray, pray, pray that my editor sees some promise in the creation I share. But that’s the magic — creation is the culmination of failure and triumphs, resilience and hope… but it’s never done alone.
Wherever we’re called, it’s a great comfort that we don’t create in a vacuum. God takes the clay and the paint, or the search for words, and He puts His touch to it. He does more than we thought imaginable.
Spin the wheel, paint the strokes, or pen the words today — but whatever the calling, know that we’re not alone in the work. The Master is creating abundance with us. For us. IN us. And that’s far more beautiful a creation (you and me!) than we could ever fashion alone. So create.
Work in peace today — you’re in the Potter’s hands. 🙂
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