the formless and void

“in the very beginning of the Bible God took what was formless and void and created the earth (Genesis 1:2-The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep…) and if we are created in God’s image, the ultimate Creator (Genesis 1:27-So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.) then we too are called to take that which seems to be formless and void and create something out of it.”

i left our City Group last night feeling incredibly challenged and excited for the future. while the discussion revolved around the book The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren I couldn’t help but apply it to my life and where i find myself as a growing photographer and business owner. while pursuing a creative career is incredibly exciting and rewarding it can, at times, be daunting and a bit overwhelming. i find myself with many formless and void areas, some looking as though they are an empty waste. and if i were truly honest with myself, i have let the formless and the void hold me back rather than seeing the potential they have. the Bible says that the earth was “an emtpy waste” yet God created our aww inspiring earth,. He saw it’s potential. when i put that truth into perspective i realize that the formless and the voids in my life are not so terrible after all. and if God can create such an incredible planet out of an empty waste, then i can create something out of my nothings, too. because i was created in His own image.

and my prayer for you today is that you have the faith to see the potential in the formless and the voids in your life, that you can recognize that your Creator created you to create, and that you can stand on that fact, step out infaith, trust, and create.

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