Unleashed, Again

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~Author Unknown

What would happen in your life today if you let God unleash all the potential He has invested in you? Would you compose an aria that would be sung in opera houses around the world for the next few centuries, or paint a picture Michelangelo would envy, or fashion a sculpture that would dethrone Venus de Milo in the Louvre?

Or maybe you would design a cathedral the likes of Notre Dame or St. Peter's.  Or invent a cure for cancer or Parkinson's disease--maybe you would create some technology that would make the IPad seem like it should be housed in the historical section of the Smithsonian.

Or maybe you would donate a smile to a stranger you meet on the street, or ask a grocery clerk if anyone today has told them Jesus loves them with an everlasting love, or bake a latticed homemade apple pie to take to an elderly neighbor or mow your pastor's lawn, or write a real letter to a political prisoner in a faraway country.

Will we remain caterpillars today or will we let God unleash the beauty that He has invested in each of us?  There are myriad ways God can use each of us to reflect His beauty today.  Would you humbly ask Him how He wants to reveal Himself through you in the next twenty-four hours.  I would love to hear about His incredible workings in your life.

 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
 Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. 
 Psalm 139:14

I am seeking Him through study of Catherine Martin's book, A Heart That Dances, Satisfy Your Desire For Intimacy With God

I am so grateful for Debbie over at Heart Choices for suggesting this book to me.
© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted

a repost from past pages with special thanks to my good friend, Nava, who gave me permission to post this photograph of hers--thank you, dear friend-- 


Debbie Petras said…
Oh yes Dianne, I want to ask Him to unleash the potential He has give to me. For too long, I've lived in fear. Fear of failure, fear of what others will think etc.

I am so glad you are doing this Bible study too. I am loving it!

Blessings and love,
Adoption Mama said…
My prayer this year is that I would be more intentional to those "strangers" around me. Only with Christ's help.
Anita Johnson said…
What a great post to start my day! I feel inspired...watch out world!
Mary B said…
Ok, the Lord used you in big way...I'm asking what he wants me to do, but I think I know and that scares me! Hugs to you my sweet friend!
Sandy said…
Sounds like a good Bible study. Glad you are enjoying it.
Susy said…
This reads like a devotional D ~ and very inspiring.

With your words in my heart I spent several hours yesterday with a 65 yr old formerly homeless woman (rescued from domestic violence). I took her shopping for household and personal care items. She's a new believer and funny and full of zeal. It was a treat for both of us.
Nava said…
Oh--I did bake the pie! and with a smile. :) Your writing is inspirational and even in that last quarter of our lives, we need to hear this. The devotional sounds like what I need. Thanks Dianne! Nava

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