Genesis 1:21, NIV: So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

When I write, or draw, or paint, I find it exciting to look upon a blank page, paper, or canvas, and to begin imagine what I will do with it. It is also something that can be a bit scary to any of us who obsess over details and are sometimes held captive by shackles of perfectionism. I imagine the same is so very true for many of us as we consider our Christian lives. We can be troubled by a great number of things--obsessing in the details while missing the truly good things. Some of us are held by the shackles of self-perception; thinking we are worse, or better, than we really are. But each day is a blank page, paper, or canvas. By Godís Grace, and hopefully in agreement with Him, we get to write, draw, or paint the pieces of our day. What we create does not have to be perfect, but only pleasing to our Lord. It may not look as grand as we would like, but if it is our heartís best, God will be pleased. And that is really the greatest measure of a day after all.