Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Fruit of Thine Hands

This past week i got back in the swing of design things with producing some designs for the band i'm in garage voice! I'm super excited!! As of three days ago we have new tshirts (one for ladies one for gents), stickers, postcards, button packaging, tour poster! It's nice working again and being humbled by my lack of understanding in Adobe. The best part of working is seeing the outcome, from idea, to hand, to paper, to computer, to the final printed work. As tric says in jokingly "the journey is the destination". When i think of the joy i get from working with the gifts God has given me i think of this verse in Ephesians 2:10 It in a way also gives a glimpse of Gods joy in the fruit of His hands. We are His satisfaction!

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

It's pretty cool thinking of God taking delight in creating me, as David of the bible says "Knit me in my mothers womb", seeing the length of time it takes my mum to make a little hat or a sweater makes me feel pretty good at the time and thought God put into creating me. I think it honors God when we put to use what He took great joy in giving us. On the opposite note i think it crushes Him when 1) We don't put it to use and 2) When we use it for the destruction of ourselves and others. God you are so good to me, i want to live loving you back with my joy of being yours and being created by you. Friends do great things with your joys and works!

5 comments:

Melissa said...

cant wait to see the new stuff :)

erica said...

homie... seriously... i love the tee's... and i concur... i need to put more of my gifts and talents to use. i think some of them are withering away :o(

Ben said...

Thanks for sharing your words Tommy. A lot of people have been sharing with me about using our talents for God. Your words are reaffirming.

Tommy said...

Please let me know what those gifts and talents are yo! I do think there is a way of including them in you day, and of course it requires crazy balance and prioritizing, its no mistake that you have them you know?!

erica said...

yes its true... not a mistake... but hard to incorporate into daily life... take a lot of effort, but i realize i need to make more of an effort. umm... geez.. well, the one i've been wanting to use mostly is my voice. i used to sing a lot... i havent sung in so long now... all i do is play the violin now... and i also play guitar but dont even remember the last time i picked one up. i love doing service activities with youth, but havent planned any lately... i'm pretty decent at leading out bible studies and the teens at church have been asking me to start one up again... and i havent... theres just so much... one of my teachers always told me, "to whom much is given, much is required"... yikes!