Have you ever seen the movie Mom’s Night Out ? The lead female character has a desire to create through blogging. In fact she may even tell you she feels “called”. And the chaos of her family is calling her to do everything but create.
It is a cute, hectic story where the woman finally sits down and is mentored by the most unlikely person. He tells her to breathe and be herself. I will let you take in the story to see what affect this interaction had on her life.
“Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, Your High God, above politics, and everything.”Psaalms 46:10 MSG
During the chaos when I question whether I have anything of worth to share or even if I am DOING the right thing, I am gently surrounded by the gentle words of my Loving Papa.
– Yes, share what I have given to you. No more and No less.Tweet
11 You did it: You turned my deepest pains into joyful dancing;Psalm 30:11-12 Voice
You stripped off my dark clothing
and covered me with joyful light.
12 You have restored my honor. My heart is ready to explode, erupt in new songs!
It’s impossible to keep quiet!
Eternal One, my God, my Life-Giver, I will thank You forever
After reading the triumphant victory in this verse, what holds any of us back from going full speed ahead in BEING the MASTERPIECE God created? Well, as I look back at the movie, a couple things jump out at me where daily routine sadly speaks louder than scripture.
Do you identify with any of these?
Perceived chaos in the home can make huge demands on one’s mind where that is what you see more than God’s delight in you. (You even find yourself looking for dark covering so no one could find you. Will this bring you peace? )
Does a full time job with its cares make you weary? Life has dulled down to coming home, “PLOPing” in the chair, zoning out after supper with the TV til you head for bed? There is no energy or Joyful light to even consider creating.
Is there a creative idea churning inside, but you are hesitant to express it because of past labels you have received? i.e—
You aren’t as good as… You can’t make money at that… Just stay doing what you are doing, it is safe… This isn’t a real job, spend your time on something that will do some good, Or there is the fear that if you open your heart to this, people will get the idea you are only trying to draw attention to yourself. ☹
Go to God for His words of encouragement.
The Eternal is full of grace and naturally just;Psalm 116 Voice
our God is compassionate and merciful.
6 And the Eternal watches over the naive.
Whenever I was knocked down, He reached down and saved me.
7 O my soul! Return and relax. Come to your true rest,
for the Eternal has showered you with His favor.
Listen to the deep, words God has shared with you in the quiet alone times. When God created you in your mother’s womb, He put together the sweet artistic sense of connecting you with Him in a unique way as He did no other. Not even if you were a twin would you connect with your Heavenly Father as your identical sibling would.
Each flower has it’s own beautiful story. Delight in the beauty each flows gently in the gift God has given it to share.
Jesus shared His Story with unqualified people as far as the world was concerned. Un-educated, laborers, the outcasts, even WOMEN. Jesus asked them to BE and share the LOVE they received. Their worldly tool kits were small. They said “YES”.
Take in the “story” to see what affect their trust in God and saying yes had on their lives.
You and I are each unqualified vessels. God has given you and me a unique voice. Are you willing to slow down, breathe, relax and receive? What is the story God is daily sharing WITH YOU? Are you willing to trust Him and say “YES” with your small tool kit?
I will let you take this in to your story. What affect does it have on your life?