Daily Delight

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Creator of the universe spoke everything from nothing.
Everything you see around you now. Not one molecule came to be without first passing through His lips, each released from deep within. There was nothing, and then there was everything; life where there once was void.

You were made to be like Him, made in the same extraordinary, everything-from-nothing way. There are multitudes in this universe and there are multitudes in you, waiting to be released. Lifetimes have been lived by your body: pains, triumphs, great love--all absorbed and packed away within your being. Items categorized, set aside — some locked away and others you’ve seen replay in dreams.

Reach into the archive. Take out the triumphs, the great love and the love that went away; the love that sustained you and the pain that took you out. (Don’t forget the part where you rose and overcame and grew into the incredible human being you are right now, just standing there humbly forgetting the massive journey you’ve lived.) Take each into your hands and look at them: see them as they are now after years of being hidden away, pondered by your spirit. Let them inform you, and then release. Speak something from nothing--in a journal or blinking white screen or as encouragement to the ones you love most. When you are faithful to open your mouth He is faithful to fill the air with a sound. 

Quiet the voices that would deter you (they know that when you create what you were made for, there will be no room left for them). There are galaxies and new miracles in your words. You were made from nothing that you would be something. A new world awaits for you to call it into being. 

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. -Genesis 1:27 (NIV)

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. -Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

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                           About the Author

Alaina Stratton≫≫Alaina is a writer based in Nashville, TN, where she lives with her husband, Blake. They met in 7th grade band and spend most of their time flirting over cups of well made coffee. Through writing Alaina shares personal stories of moments and movements of the heart; thoughts on identity, marriage, life with God, and more. Her greatest desire is to encourage others towards deeper intimacy with themselves and the Lord.

She also writes for her personal blog (www.alainastratton.com) and podcasts alongside her husband for White Flag Wealth: a journey into God’s promise of abundant life (available in iTunes or wherever you download podcasts).


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