“Another shapes wood, he extends a measuring line; he outlines it with red chalk. He works it with planes and outlines it with a compass, and makes it like the form of a man, like the beauty of man, so that it may sit in a house. Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress or an oak and raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow.” (Isaiah 44:13-14)
We use what the Lord has created and make for ourselves what we desire. We may plant a seed, but it is what the Lord does that causes it to grow. Look behind what is all around and see the hand of the Lord in life, in creation, in the reality of existence. We do not do these things, but use what the Lord is doing. Be not unbelieving, but believing and see the Lord’s hand in all of life.
I am guilty Lord of thinking that I am creating something when what I am doing is simply using what You have provided. Guide me into learning to see things as they are and Your hand upon all things. Guide me to be thankful for all that You are doing and know that Your plans are coming to fruition. Guide me, O Lord, that I would hold fast to the truth You reveal and is evident all around me.
Lord, You have created me for Your purposes. Guide me, I pray, to live according to Your Word and do those things which are pleasing in Your sight. Help me understand and see that Your hand is on everything and that there is nothing I can do which will not include what You have already created. Thank You Lord for making me aware of all that You have done and for all that You do. Amen.