‘School of Original Design’!! SOD!! An interesting name that suggests a school of design that embraces the authentic.
Original – Adjective – present or existing from the beginning OR created personally by a particular artist – not a copy
Stepping into this 2015 school, one can’t wait to dream of the celebration that is before us. The privilege that goes with investing in other’s lives… the synergy that flows uninhibited when a room full of hunger explodes from a unified cry for more!! There is a life force that seems to meet us in this place, and the access to a higher reality known as love personified is ridiculously easy.
As we join voices, link expectations and deliberately lean into His promises, we forget not His benefits and are convinced that Papa is intent on giving good gifts to His children. To witness identity coming alive in His sons and daughters eyes means we hold our breath at the goodness that emanates from every obedient step! Being fully convinced of the fact that Jesus Loves Me, ensures us all that within His love can be found the most incredible destiny, not just for the individual, but for whole communities, regions and nations.
When the downloads start, and the sons and daughters start to emerge from the rocks and crevices they have been hiding in… when the music plays, and the atmosphere becomes charged with a supernatural reality… when validation starts to settle on the shoulders of the ‘least’, and for the first time they decide to take the risk of vulnerability… oh the sheer joy of the cross set before Him starts to make sense, as the beauty unfolds before our very eyes.
When the design of destiny becomes apparent, and the fact that God is good ALL the time starts to be sewn into the lining of our thinking… then the mindsets of old start to be marinated in the same grace that seals our assurance of salvation and proves that vengeance is His. Done, dealt with, complete!! It is truly finished.
So… send in the clowns… send in the most cynical… because I am convinced that no one who enters His presence can remain frozen. No… His gaze is far too penetrating, His embrace is all encompassing, His smile is overwhelmingly convincing, and His lack of motivation to condemn is surely the destiny He has designed for this world.