Today I want to launch you into a whole new wonder of God and his creative wisdom at work in us.
When he first made the agreement to bless us and love us, He was not kidding. We hold onto partnering with him in all that we do , follow him... love him all the days of our lives he will use us to move stuff and create the most radical purpose FULL things. We may not see in any given moment, but It is the seasons when we look back we will encounter his wonder and of those "blind" seasons of ... " oh yeah, so that's what you were doing through me..." . His very simple seed of a precious cornerstone laid in our lives. From upon this cornerstone is his promise or an everlasting covenant where he only promises to do good, and good through us, but it requires strategy, diligence to remain consistent with trusting his hand at work in our lives.
I hope that after you are finished reading this blog post , no matter what the small project or idea you may haveinside of you, that deep desire to build and create something- I pray it gives you just the supernatural push to move you forward and JUST DO IT! You must never underestimate the creative wisdom inside of you. It could just be a set up by God, your latest project to build that roof top vegetable garden for the office could grow to be something more then you imagined!
When we make the commitment to put him first above all. There is a divine wisdom and hidden strategy of God at work in us. . I want to simply highlight the creative WISDOM of God by looking at a few very radical covenant relationships in his word that resulted in some of the greatest and most awesome built things in universal history through man. Lets look at a few amazing accounts in history that laid a foundation for the shape of our world today.
Basics: A covenant is a contract or agreement between two or more parties. Covenant is how God has chosen to communicate to us, to redeem us, and to guarantee us eternal life in Christ Jesus. These truths, revealed in the Bible, are the basis of Christianity. The Bible is a covenant document. The Old and New Testaments are really Old and New Covenants. The word, "testament," is Latin for Covenant.
God gave Adam incredible authority and dominion to name and give titles to all the livestock he had fabricated. God blessed Adam with creative wisdom to do so because he entrusted adam with this. Then he blessed Adam with more then just fluffy and furry friends. He created him the most beautiful wife from his rib of his kind. God knew what he created was solid ( man ) he only creates though and through. We have this same impartation to create solid things that will bring multiplication, but also carry a capacity to carry and hold more. God first blessed Adam with a simple task to create community with animals and livestock. When Adam honored this, he then blessed Adam with an even greater blessing to create a more beneficial community, His very own Wife: Eve. Nothing can be built without lasting covenant relationship. Adam first had covenant relationship with God, and the his wife. God gave Adam incredible creative wisdom to build the entire human race and animal kingdom.
"Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was itso name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals....
But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib , he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man`` Genesis 2:19-22
Lets next take a look at Noah! Noah was an amazingly obedient man whos name simply was Righteous. He alone was living in a land of rebellion and "un order" The Bible claims he was the only man in his time that pleased God because he kept covenant with God. Noah was a man blameless among the people of his time. God radically blessed this man with a blueprint of how to build the worlds Largest ship. (Today I could say it would of been the worlds most extravagant yacht) Little did Noah realise that it would let alone save the entire race! Noah worked on the boat for 120 years through BLIND FAITH, perserverance and persistence . He definitely struggled with having his neighbours and community think he was an absolute idiot and crazy man. Through the years of him looking like a fool, he too had weakness, he liked to drink and got drunk he was left ashamed for his family to see him naked - but.... like all humans we have weakness. I am laughing, I am sure with his partnership with God through this all did not help when some nights he decided to get into the sauce and get tanked on booze! I mean I could not imagine how hard he must of been working on the boat with the blueprint God gave him , complete blind faithafter a crazy day working with wood, then getting the animals. I am not sure i know too many strong men who would work even this hardand not want to crack a brewski after a tough day out in the sun building this massive boat that would change the world.bI cant even fathom, back in those days Noah really had no idea or vision from anything except God what this boat was to turn out like. This to me is a perfect example of blind faith but understanding the feeling of Gods tangible presence leading us in the righteous way with giving us divine downloads of strategy and determination!
Noah received inredible creative wisdom from God becuase of his obedience, Noah lived out over a lifetime of faithful commitment. Those who persevere will finish the race. Noah lived 950 years. That is wacko. If it was not for him living in this love covenant with God, we would not have the tapestry of wonderful fur coats and leather hides like we do today, all of the fabrics with mohair fur trim on them! Thank you Noah for building the ark! Thank you Noah for saving all of our furry friends! Thank you Noah for what you did and obeyed and simply did as God lead you to do!
Next : God gave incredible creative assignment planted in the men of Moses time. . God gives knowledge, skill, ability and craftsmanship. Look at Exodus 31 : “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts.” (Exodus 31:2-3) I find it interesting that God says, “I have filled him with the Spirit of wisdom to do all these things.” God hand picked us just like he did adam and breathed his spirit in us- he breathed covenant in us to obey and love his calling on our lives to partner in building and designing very purposeful and great things! ``He is able to design pieces to be made from gold, silver, and bronze, to cut jewels and put them in metal, to carve wood, and to do all kinds of work`` To me this is amazing. When we are walking in our call and identity in this LOVE covenant. We are able to create and manifest far more then we could ask think or imagine. It is simple: Just rest in him and do what is in front of you each day. Maximize your time you have with him. Don't make excuses. Honor time. AND JUST DO IT!
Have you ever looked at someone extremely creative and just stood in absolute awe? Wondered why and how and why are they so gifted. I always stand in awe of the man who invented the computer. I still can not google who actually did invented and designed it. BUT It was God who planted this creative idea in whoever it was and now look at us today? We can not survive without a computer. The list goes on of things invented all from an idea and blue print planted by God inside of a man who loved him back and just did what he put in front of him each day.. The telephone, the sewing machine the cotton gin ect. The list goes on of items and buildings God plants deep desire to create something and gives us the wisdom and strategy to complete it. Can you remain faithful and consistent to the things you know God is calling you to?
I find it so amazing back in bible times these designers did not have any inspiration for things except the dust and dirt , stones and plants. They did not have magazines, the internet fashion designers or architectural digest to review how they would discern how to create. God himself blessed them with his divine creative wisdom to build his kingdom and the items and stadiums we need for him to maximize his potential in us. The men of these times began their work with absolute scratch on head. It is from nothing that God builds something into the most incredible masters pieces. Keep things simple. When in doubt just keep it simple. This is wisdom.
The next account I want to highlight is King Solomon. Not only did he ask for wisdom, but he got wisdom riches and a whole creative army to help build his temple. I find it so interesting the downloads God blessed Solomon with as an interior and exterior decorator. The very detaied measurements were given him what the castle should look like shape size and form! God does however warn Solomon of consequences that if he chooses not toobedient and keeps his covenant. I wont go there but lets just say it sucks what happens when we disobey and break a love covenant. Its just so not worth it!
I Kings 6:11-20 "The word of the Lord came to Solomon: “As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, observe my laws and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father. And I will live among the Israelites and will not abandon my people Israel.”
So Solomon built the temple and completed it. He lined its interior walls with cedar boards, paneling them from the floor of the temple to the ceiling, and covered the floor of the temple with planks of juniper. He partitioned off twenty cubits at the rear of the temple with cedar boards from floor to ceiling to form within the temple an inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place. The main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long. The inside of the temple was cedar, carved with gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; no stone was to be seen.
I also want to testify the amazing wisdom of Gold. When in doubt... choose Gold? Could you imagine that if some of the wisdom God is giving you today, as radical as it may seem is to help build him his castle? Look at the fabrication he gave Solomon to build and design each and every single detail about the holy of holies "He overlaid the inside with pure gold, and he also overlaid the altar of cedar. Solomon covered the inside of the temple with pure gold, and he extended gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary, which was overlaid with gold. So he overlaid the whole interior with gold. He also overlaid with gold the altar that belonged to the inner sanctuary...
The Kodesh Hakodashim, or Holy of Holies, (1 Kings 6:19; 8:6), also called the "Inner House" (6:27), (Heb. 9:3) was 20 cubits in length, breadth, and height. The usual explanation for the discrepancy between its height and the 30-cubit height of the temple is that its floor was elevated, like the cella of other ancient temples. It was floored and wainscotted with cedar of Lebanon (1 Kings 6:16), and its walls and floor were overlaid with gold (6:20, 21, 30). It contained two cherubim of olive-wood, each 10 cubits high (1 Kings 6:16, 20, 21, 23–28) and each having outspread wings of 10 cubits span, so that, since they stood side by side, the wings touched the wall on either side and met in the center of the room. There was a two-leaved door between it and the Holy Place overlaid with gold (2 Chr. 4:22); also a veil of tekhelet (blue), purple, and crimson and fine linen (2 Chr. 3:14; compare Exodus 26:33). It had no windows (1 Kings 8:12) and was considered the dwelling-place of the "name" of God.The color scheme of the veil was symbolic. Blue represented the heavens, while red or crimson represented the earth. Purple, a combination of the two colors, represents a meeting of the heavens and the earth.
Incredible. Now the downside of this is that through Solomon's years, he broke covenant many times. had a sever flesh problem. He turned to many women and had many wives. Not only did he break covenant with God but when he began to reap through being un-loyal. Gods Temple began to destruct. God warns Solomon of this that if he does get caught up in things before him then his temple would become a heap of rubble. And unfortunately it did. ( 1 Kings 9) OUCH. Reflection is that when God calls us to do big things, it takes time consistency patience and balance in our lives. I challenge you to check yourself that you have spirit soul and body in tune when your dreams and desires are becoming a reality.
God gives us incredible favor and the most strategic wisdom from his creative heart. God breathes and his voice is wisdom. When we keep our focus solely on him knowing that even when things challenge us or pull us out of our comfort zone God , on the throne most likely knows hat he is doing through us. We just need to love and trust him and thank him for the creative Power he plants in us. You know I can testify for myself and say that Some of my silks I have created just by having fun with a few colors not thinking much of the design, or even taking an art lesson in my life have not turned out be some of my silk designs that receive the most compliments! Never underestimate the creative wisdom of God aready at work in us when we agree to walk in everlasting Covenant with him
In closing the last focus I want to highlight is that God is longing for a partnership with us to carry out some of the most magnificent moves of his heart in living history. He first chose us and he definatly knows what HE is doing in our lives. I am fully convinced that we will do greater works then his disciples did back then. He promsies so! His covenant says so! God is always planting in us seeds to build and grow! God is longing for us to say YES. He is asking us To build the most beautiful castles in our lives for him to rest in. I think he does things so unusual - that sometimes in process we don't even realise what he is doing through us. Then we look back and we SEE wow just what his creative wisdom in us has built through us!
God is calling us to build foundation first with him. To be build upon the rock. DIG DEEP he says! Relationships. This is great and mighty creative wisdom. In all things we want to be built to last, not just survive! building takes time and it involves going down and deep until we hit a solid foundation to be unmovable, unshakeable, un confuse- able. He wants to give us such stability in our lives to fully trust because we have been well built to last in this life!
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who DUG DEEP and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”
The Formosa house is an amphibious house, designed by Baca Architects, that responds to floods by embracing them rather than trying to fight back. The house is capable of floating on floodwater before being gently restored to ground.
The house includes four vertical posts or 'dolphins' that guide the house upwards in a stable manner when the water level rises. The house's structure also includes a concrete base and sufficient ballast for stability. The house's facilities utilize flexible pipes that continue to operate during and after flood events.
The Formosa house is located 10 meters from the River Thames in Buckinghamsire, U in a designated flood zone. This area is considered at high risk of flooding but is also designated as a functional floodplain where water must be permitted to flow during times of flooding, making it an ideal location for this amphibious house.
I pray that this word and blog that I have shared from my heart today blesse you and ministers to your very heart about the most magnificent call we have with God and his son Jesus in an everlasting Coveneat with him. He is calling us t partner with him to build and bear everlasting fruit and fabricate things for yet the world to discover. God is a God of infinite wisdom. We will never beable to fathom his wonder and awe but it is so radically exciting when we fully comprehend that God is not a boring or " out of style" kind of God. The same creative wisdom and power that was inside of Adam, Noah, the designers of Exodus,, King Solomon, and Jesus... This lives and RESTs in our lives. When God breathes , he breathes his spirit in us to do things in this love relationship that are going to change the world. Its those moments years or moths down the road and look back and things that did not make sense in our lives actually begin to look like something miraculous that is bringing multitudes of souls towards his very heart beat.
We all have a creative identity in him, YES! But I pray you grasp the creative wisdom he gives you each day to reach your goals and vision! Agree to hold his hand in his hand is divine strategy! Everlasting Covenenat he has made with you and I. He will never stop doing good to us, he will always continue to pour out so much revelatory wisdom to us of just how much he intrusts us with each and every promise to do things we could never ask think or imagine!
Pictures from "Castle Crag"s hike today here just outside of Mt.Shasta, Redding, Ca. Sept 7, 2015 When trying to build the King his Castle: You need to smash all of the other castles out of the way first! We hiked 8500 ft up the Castle Crag- and we display how functional a Loves Pure Light silk is on the mountain tops. Oh the many purposes of a promise inspired Loves Pure Light silk.! Even and SOS Flag! :) ( head wrap, blanket. dance silk, lassu rope... :)