Thursday, December 28, 2017

Treasure Pleasures Unfettered

Daily Gratitude Year 5-Day 362: Today, I am grateful for treasure pleasures unfettered.

One of the greatest tragedies of daily living is ignoring a creative calling. We all have them. Some are more "artistic" than others, but each of us has something that makes our soul sing. What?

So many talents and treasures are left uncovered.

Sharing a meal.
Encouraging the discouraged.
Organizing chaos.
Carving wood... or ice.
Cake decorating.
Decorating a home.
Growing a garden.
Playing a musical instrument.
Managing a group.
Leading a team.
Fundraising to meet needs.
Character assessments.
Caring for youth.
Bringing dignity to the elderly.
Record keeping for good management.
Writing music.
Teaching music.
Dance... performing or teaching.
The list goes on and on...

"It'd be tragic if the treasure and talent within you was buried under the opinions and expectations of strangers." - Lisa Bevere

Human voices can truly confuse us. We were designed to be in relationship with God, yet, we allow ourselves to be directed and led by human, popular opinion. It messes with our compass.

"How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?" - John 5:44

Our Lord calls us to be free to be who He intended us to be. Unfettered. I really like that word. "Released from restraint or inhibition". We are free to be all that he intended us to be, if we listen to His voice over the crowds. 

Unfettered, but choosing Christ as our compass. He will be our "True North" and will illuminate the path. One of the enemies biggest lies is that submission to a sovereign God will clip our wings. Nothing could be farther from the truth. He wants us to fly by faith, knowing we can rest in the shelter of His wings. He longs for our faith to be bigger than our fears so that we can explore, discover and live life more abundantly. 

"and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:19-21

The love of Christ surpasses knowledge. We can be filled with the fullness of God. 
Filled with the one who can do far more than we can conceive. He is able!  The possibilities are truly endless. There is a power at work within for those who say "yes" to His best. 

We are on the cusp of a new year. New adventures ahead. 

Today, I am grateful for treasure pleasures unfettered

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