“I want to work with you.”



I just got back from a wonderful visit to San Diego, and it was just as magical as it was when I left it. Sometimes I look at things that are so beautiful, so inspiring, and my negative side gets the better of me. 
Sometimes I feel like I can’t keep up.  Like I have nothing to offer. I am intimidated by how easy everyone else makes it look. How creative and talented the world around me is, and instead of letting that creativity fuel me, I let it tear me down and make me feel like I’m not good enough. 
I take in all that is good and am overwhelmed by the possibilities, and completely defeated by them at the same time. 
Then at church the other day, our pastor was talking about offering and said it was God’s way of letting us be part of His miracle.  God doesn’t need us.  He can do whatever He wants, He’s the creator of the universe, but He let’s us be a part of His miracle. 
Well! That got me thinking! After the service was over, while I sat on a slow moving A train to work, all I could do was write down the out pouring of my heart as God spoke healing and encouragement into it. “I want to work with you.”
God. God, the creator of the universe, the stars, the flowers, the sunset, THE artist to end all artists, wants to work with me. Wants to let me be part of His work, His miracle!  He chose me to be a collaborator. 
I had never thought of it like that before. I know God leads us, and I’m always praying for His guidance to be strong as I “Mr. Magoo” my way through this life, but I love the idea that God wants to work on projects with us. I love the idea of sitting at a table and brainstorming with the omniscient, creator of the universe!  It certainly puts a new spin on my morning devotional time.
And if that wasn’t enough, God gives us the credit! Our name is on that miracle. That music. That piece of work. forever. 
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So now my heart is open.  I have the single best collaborator in the universe, and He wants to work with you too.
LLLove,
Jen

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