All posts tagged: purpose

Made Wonder Full: Faith Filled Encouragment for Creatives

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. ~PSALM 139:13-14 NKJV You are fearfully and wonderfully made! Some translations of verse 13 say, not that God ‘covered us in our mother’s wombs’ but that He knit us together in our mother’s wombs. When scripture uses the word ‘fearful,’ it doesn’t mean to be afraid, for what exactly did our Heavenly Father have to fear when He created you? What the word ‘fearful’ means here is that He created you with awe, care, and absolute reverence. Not only did the God of all Creation create you fearfully, but He knit you together, which means He got personal when He formed you! You mean so much that He made you from scratch with His own hands. Christ wouldn’t have created you if He had plans to erase your unique qualities and individual voice. On the contrary, He has plans to plant and cultivate you, to multiply the wonder that He …

The Change in the Waiting: The Purpose in the Process

God often requires us to change while we are waiting.” ~Wendy Pope, Wait and See, 2016, p.114   Wait. It is a word that makes the average person cringe especially in the face of something your soul longs for. I don’t care how you spell it, weight, wait, the word just hurts. But more so than wait or its twin sister weight, change can be a doozy as well. Change is the process that takes place in the cocoon of waiting. Change is what is required within the space of promise to manifestation. Some of us hear that we need to change and we think, ‘Hey, I’m a pretty good person. Why do I need to change?’ The reality is, that our level of ‘goodness’ (which only comes from Christ living in us anyway) has nothing to do with why we must change. A little girl must become a woman before she can bear a child and properly raise it. A boy must become a man before he can become a strong and sound husband, provider and …

Why The Bird Sings: A Quote

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” ~Maya Angelou We, as the artist and writers, the dreamers of the world, share a beautiful thread of comradery with the birds who so sweetly sing. We write because we have a story to tell. We create because we have a vision. We don’t need to have the answers in order to share something beautiful. Cheers!

Purpose To Fulfill!: Awesome Message By Bishop Tony Miller

You want to know why Joshua survived the wilderness? It’s because his PURPOSE had NOT YET been FULFILLED! You want to know why YOU are going to survive the storms of YOUR life? It’s because the things you’ve been PROMISED (Your purpose has not) have not yet been FULFILLED!…YOU were born for a better day!” ~ Bishop Tony Miller WOOHOO! This WORD is on FIRE!!!!! I don’t know about you, but I have been walking through a “wilderness” for a long time, and though I have wanted to faint, the Holy Spirit said “No!” Why? Because my PURPOSE HAS NOT YET BEEN FULFILLED! I WILL survive this. My later will be greater and so will yours if we faint not! “You have to do something with what you’ve got. Its not what you’ve LOST that matters, but what you’ve GOT LEFT, because what you’ve got left is your AVENUE to what you’ve been PROMISED!” Take a listen and be blessed! ~Poiema: Poetry in Motion

Taking Hold of Greatness: A Word of Creative Encouragement

Sometimes doing great work means taking several steps backward.”~Candice Coates I don’t know of a single human being throughout the span of time who has not desired some level of success and greatness.  I am not talking about the greatness that world conquers sought, the empty success that only leaves you with an insatiable high for more in all the wrong ways, the kind that leaves victims wounded, and bloodied in your wake. I am talking about the great work of authentic meaning and self-expression. I am talking about that work that comes from an honest and sincere heart, that one that you can whisper to God with a smile and say, “We did good, eh?” Be it your art, your writing, your marriage, your conquering of the daily grind whereas you force yourself to say “This is the day the Lord has made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it! I will do well today no matter the odds, no matter the discomfort.” This is the great work I speak about. It cost. …

Ambitious Boots: Part 2 Of An Ugly Shoe Journey

Today is Thursday, folks. One day til Friday, and several days away from the day that I published the post called Ambitious Boots. (Click the title if you haven’t read it.) For those of you who have been reading along, you know that I set myself to achieve massive goals this week; to finish painting a painting as large as I am, and to finish the first draft of my blog novel, Ascension Graveyard, before weeks end. WELLLLLLL let me tell you! First, the painting: It looks fantastic! It’s not quite finished…but then its only Thursday. I am very confident in the level of work that I have completed thus far even though I have to say I think it will take a few more days before it is no longer a bleep on my things-to-complete radar. So verdict: Its not finished, may not be tomorrow, but I am satisfied. Secondly, the Blog Novel, Ascension Graveyard: I have great news to report! I have written THOUSANDS OF WORDS! Grand words, great tension, beautiful fleshing out of …