As I prepare to begin the writing on my next book, the blank page stares at me. Preparing content for a book can feel maddening while waiting to pour out all your material into written word. Anticipation and excitement spark creativity as that blank page stares back at you.
Today I see the blank page from a spiritual perspective…
The biggest message I get while looking at the blank page is that not only is this book a work in progress but so am I. The Lord never stops working on His children. He continues to mold us and make us into what He wants us to be.
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Isaiah 64:8
We can see this handiwork not only in our Christian walk but also while reading His Word. You can read a passage of scripture today and see it in a different light next month. We will never stop learning from the Bible.
God’s Word is immutable, it cannot change. Although men have chosen to change the meaning of some scripture, the Lord has not. When He lives within your heart, the Holy Spirit will help you to discern His truth from the words of men.
As we listen to Almighty God’s instruction and allow Him to be the center of our lives we can see our lives being transformed. He works on our hearts daily and provides us with all that we have need of.
My blank page shows me growth today. Tomorrow it may be peace or strength. Let’s take a look at your blank page.
Your Blank Page
I happen to love encouraging quotes and have dozens of them saved on my phone for motivation and inspiration in my business, writing, and life in general. I love to be around people that are uplifting and encouraging allowing me to be my typical happy-go-lucky self. I chose to see the beauty in things.
One quote I have is: “Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. – Douglas Pagels”
Thought provoking quote! You have a blank page. What do you do with it? Consider this proverb:
A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:9
Proverbs 16:9 shows us that we have freedom of choice yet as children of the Most High God our steps are ordered by the Lord. When we are carrying out the will of the Lord it is amazing to see His work in our life.
There have been countless conversations that I have had with other Christians regarding having the faith to follow Him into uncharted territory (your blank page). Some boldly follow the Lord’s calling while others become paralyzed by self-doubt, just as the devil would have you to be. The Lord can use any vessel to bring about His purpose even those with cracks and blemishes. Sometimes those vessels are the most beautiful inside and He just needs for you to look at the new creature you have become in Christ.
Often people wonder if what they feel the Lord is calling them to do is of their own making or divine instruction. Introspection is good but we still have to take action whether that action is praying for more clarity or making a first step while praying for the Lord to show you if it is His will or your own. Do not fear following the Lord as He knows precisely where we are going even when we cannot see the path before us.
My friends, consider the blank page that represents your life. How do you choose to use it? What would you do differently in your Christian walk? Is there something that the Lord has been directing you to do but you have been fearful to step out in faith to follow His direction?
We do not know what the Lord has prepared for our future but we can enthusiastically follow His guidance. Take each day as a magnificent blessing that He has bestowed on us. Let us go cheerfully into each day looking for the small blessings that He has provided without any expectations or demands on Him. Go to Him in prayer when there is a need but let go of the reins to allow Him to work and wait to see how He answers your prayers.
May you find favor in God’s sight and experience the joy He brings.