Psalm 33:6, 9 (NKJV) By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. … For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
To read the first chapter of the book of Genesis, I never cease to be in awe of how God brought about creation through the breath of His mouth. What He spoke came forth into existence just as He envisioned. And what began in chaos and void, was shaped and filled into a thing of beauty. Creation is God’s canvas and the very the manifestation of His thoughts. But have you ever considered how creation is still responding to God’s words? Even more, have you ever considered how you and I are being created—or recreated—by the words that God speaks?
When we come to the Lord and we receive His Spirit, He is very intentional about speaking forth our identity and calling as we walk along His path. Although words of affirmation are vital to the human heart, this isn’t just to make us feel better about ourselves. God is doing what He did at the first—He is in full creative mode. Our Creator continually releases personal and prophetic promises to us, a vision of the promised land destination that will be on the other side of our wilderness journeys. His Spirit blows upon us with words of life, and those words shape us according to the Creator’s pattern and will. He speaks, and we, the created, respond. What began as “chaos and void” at salvation is steadily reshaped and filled into a thing of beauty in Christ.
This is why it is so important for us to hold fast to the personal words that God speaks to us. While the end result will always look different than how we envision it to be, we can be confident that the work God begins in us will be completed to perfection. Therefore, it is crucial to release the final outcome and design into His hands and let His Spirit move us along our destination in Christ. For we are the clay, and God is the potter. What He says is done, and what He commands will stand fast in our lives.
Philippians 1:6 (VOICE) I am confident that the Creator, who has begun such a great work among you, will not stop in mid-design but will keep perfecting you until the day Jesus the Anointed, our Liberating King, returns to redeem the world.