Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Planned, Gifted & Positioned

Daily Gratitude Year 5-Day 310: Today, I am grateful we are planned, gifted and positioned.

What a wonderful quote from Max Lucado: 

"You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth by the Master Craftsman." -Max Lucado, The Applause of Heaven

What a wonderful statement to reflect on in prayer. 

For some reason, this mornings gratitude post came out in rhyme. So, read it to the end. It won't take much time. Reflect on the delight and the wonder He sees when he looks at you and at me. 

Yes. It is 100% true. 
A master craftsman created you. 

When we look in the mirror, 
Do we see what He sees?
We look for the flaws. 
He sees what could be.

He planned and He gifted.
Then lovingly positioned.
"One of a kind", His only design,
It is what we were minted. 

More precious than silver. 
More treasured than gems.
It's hard to comprehend
Our importance to Him.

What our minds could not grasp, 

He led by example,
He died in our place, 
Grace and forgiveness is ample. 

Today is a gift. 
We were planned and positioned. 
How will we use it?
Will it be as commissioned?

Love with wild abandon.
Create without fear.
Serve the least among us,
"Well done", we will hear.  

Planned and positioned, 
Each of us may be.
What we do with His gifts, 
He is excited to see. 

The length of our dash, 
That's not our story.
How we live each day,

Not for us, but to His glory. 

You're gifted. You've got this.
Don't worry one bit.
Remember, you are masterfully 
And wonderfully knit. 

Yes, it is true. We don't have to be perfect to be precious in his sight. He longs for us to trust his design, to accept his grace... then to embrace where he placed us. We are positioned for a time , a place and a purpose. 

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body    and knit me together in my mother’s womb. -Psalm 139:13

Today, I am grateful we are planned, gifted and positioned.

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