“I’m God’s masterpiece. I’m wonderfully made. I’m talented. I’m original. God has given me everything that I need.” That’s what David was saying in Psalm 139. He praised God for making him in an amazing way and declared that what God had done was wonderful. Is that how you started your day?
Most people think they are being humble by putting themselves down. They say, “Oh, I’m not that talented. It was no big deal.” But really, we should be bold like David and say, “I’m amazing. I’m a masterpiece. God made me and He doesn’t make junk! I am equipped, I am empowered, and I am amazing!”
Today, make the decision to stop putting yourself down; stop focusing on your flaws and comparing yourself to others. Your Creator says “you are a masterpiece.” It’s time to get in agreement with God and realize how much He loves you. It’s time to realize how special you are. Make the shift by changing your words and start by saying what David said!
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it; Prone to leave the God I love.
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it.
Seal it with Thy courts above.
—Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Learning to Do Nothing
One of the best-known sayings of the desert fathers is this: “In Scetis, a brother went to see Abba Moses and begged him for a word. And the old man said, ‘Go and sit in your cell, and your cell will teach you everything.’”
Sitting in one’s cell is like resting in one’s grave. It can feel like death. It is learning to do nothing, and indeed, to be nothing: to be, like Abraham, one who is as good as dead. It was then, remember, that God called him out of his deadness to make him into a great people.
The desert truly stretches, breaks unto death, and remakes the soul. It challenges us with one basic command: “Go and sit in your cell, and your cell will teach you everything.”
Source: Soul Making
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Doma’s Camelot at MadMan Espresso. This is a thoughtful space, but I don’t quite understand why they choose to use Doma.
I love this photo !!