The word whispered around the back portions of my mind - I wasn't sure if it was just my need to accomplish cleaning off my desk in my office/art studio, or gaining some sort of organization after 6 months of seeming chaotic life...(my desk is still piled, but project after project is moving off...FINISHED!)
It is a triumphant call - He calls me to "finish" because He declared "It is finished"...Everything is settled...
He will perfect that which concerns me -
He has given us everything I need for life and Godliness -
His gift and calling is irrevocable -
I looked at places where the word shows up in Scripture, and found three that leaped out to me:
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4 NIV
Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. 2 Corinthians 8:11 NIV
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me--the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace. Acts 20:24 NIV
The very day I decided that the word dancing around my mind had the emphasis of the Spirit with it, this article was delivered to my inbox:
There is an "It is Finished" sound in the kingdom. Are we releasing it?
This excerpt captures the tone of what I was hearing:
The governmental power of 'NOW Sound" is that we know He is King, it is finished, and Father is governing through the release of the sound of His sons and we are releasing what He is revealing, right here, right NOW!
When I read about worship, I automatically include the act of creating any art, honoring Him by releasing the creativity He has placed within us, in the context of worship...
He is saying:
Finish the race I have set before you...
I have released you into the fullness of your passions and calling!
Finish the creative explosions released within you...
Release the creativity I have placed within you to the sphere of your influence!
Finish through perseverance...
Maturity and completeness come only through the daily practice of reaching towards Me, seeking to reflect Me to the world...in all you do, keep going, experimenting, exploring, wondering, making, moving, ministering, revealing...
I hear Him cheering me on...
What will He accomplish in this coming year? I cannot wait as I consider all the ideas, half formed, some almost complete...finished!