God Is More Than An Artisan

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1  ESV

When I set out to create something, I begin with pre-existing pieces.  To make a cake, I will have a list of ingredients that already exist.  If I mold a piece of pottery, there must be clay to mold.  I am only an artisan, but God is a Creator.  He made the earth out of nothing.  There was only a void for a canvas.   If He wanted water, He had to make water where there had been nothingness.  Water didn’t even have a name!

This is what makes God ~ God.   He works with omnipotent power.  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.  His power is displayed time and time again in the events of my life. 

Throughout my life, I have stood on this powerful truth in prayer. My Father can bring something about when I see absolutely no evidence that such a thing will 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. In destitution, He creates plenty.  In nothingness, abundance springs forth.

Let me ask you ~ 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 the unseen. 

 Speak Your Word over my life and bring into existence what is not yet there yet.  When it appears, I will fall to my knees in worship.  Amen

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