NOT AN ARTISAN BUT A CREATOR
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
When I make something, I begin with pre-existing pieces. Make a cake and I have a list of ingredients that already exist. Fashion a piece of pottery and there is clay to mold. I don’t make the clay. While I am only an artisan, God is a Creator. He made the earth out of nothing. There was nothing there for Him to work with except omnipotent power. If He wanted water, He made water where there had been nothingness. Water had never been and didn’t even have a name!
This is what makes God ~ God. This is where He excels. He has not changed with time. His power has not diminished. This same creative God of Genesis spoke again through the prophet Isaiah and said, “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 Once again, something out of nothing.
Throughout my life, I have stood (and am standing) on this powerful truth in prayer. My Father can bring something about when I see absolutely no evidence that such a thing could ever exist. He can bring reconciliation when there is hatred. He can bring repentance when there is stubborn rebellion. He can bring opportunity when others haven’t yet thought of it. He can bring provision when cupboards are empty. He can bring hope to the hopeless and honor to the shamed.
The expanse of this year is in front of us. Ask boldly – but with the mind of Christ and for the glory of His name. What needs to be created that, as of now, doesn’t exist? If we are God’s, His power and promises are at work over the expanse of our lives, over the deep and unseen.
You love to create. I just look at the world and see the glorious detail in all You have made. Speak Your Word over my life and bring into existence what is not yet there. When it appears, I will fall to my knees in worship. Amen