The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty. Zephaniah 3:17a
Dad stood behind me, dabbing oil paint on the canvas. My hand rest atop his, so it felt like I was painting, but I knew who held the brush. Soon, Dad slid his hand away, and I grasped the brush. His hand was still underneath mine so I still felt confident. Before I knew it, he was smiling, with his hand to his chin. Occasionally I’d ask for help, and he would nod or give an instruction. I had mastered the art of oil painting. But to be honest, that painting was my daddy’s creation as much as it was mine.
The Lord makes His people creative. Ephesians 2:10 KJV records, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” God has projects waiting for His people to accomplish. Where is God as a person creates? Zephaniah 3:17a KJV reads, “The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty… he will rejoice over thee with joy.” Just like my father was available, and even helped me hold the brush, assisting me to release my creative talents, God is in the midst of every creative endeavor He calls a believer to do. Dad never left my side. Neither does the Lord leave His people. God is the Unseen Artist, who holds the brush, honing the skills of His servant. And, just like my father smiled when I painted on canvas, God smiles when a person paints on the canvas of life.
When people see my talents, I want them to look beyond me and see the Unseen Artist whom I serve. I like creating, but I especially like my heavenly Father to get the credit. For I know any good thing I can accomplish comes from God. He called me, and He also equips me.
What about you, friend? God has many works for you to accomplish. Rest assured, and be confident that the Lord who called you will also equip you. He will stay with you as you create. And then, give Him all the glory. The Lord is pleased when people see His handiwork revealed through you.
Father God, I yield my creativity to You. I ask You to be glorified and revealed in all You call me to do.
Copyright © 2019: All Rights Reserved: Unseen Artist Revealed: VineWords: Author Diane Virginia Cunio; Pen Name, Diane Virginia: http://www.vinewords.net/unseen-artist-revealed/devotion
Published: February 4, 2020: Christian Devotions Ministries: Managing Editor Martin Wiles, Executive Editor Cindy Sproles: https://christiandevotions.us/viewblogentry/6063