26 May 2011
There is a drive to create deposited within us by the One Who created all.
We hold our works in progress tenderly, seeds in our hands, in our hearts.
At times we move too quickly, impatient to see the end result.
More often, we are slow, afraid to move, build, breathe, lest we make a mistake.
Fear builds fences, gates, walls of stone, prisons.
We too are works in progress, in the Father's hand, clay on His potter's wheel
for He, even He, takes time and care to perfect that which He creates
He is jealous for His glory and will not share it, so that He alone is the Perfector
What we shape is incomplete, by His design
we are not meant to finish the work
but in submission, in surrender, bend to His plan
So I rejoice with the others here in the imperfection of our works
as offerings of worship
and the fire that drives us on.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV
Emily's to join us, the imperfect
Jamming with Bonnie today about perfectionism