The Original Design Star

As I stood at my window watching fat juicy snowflakes fall, I thought of the intricate detail in which they are fashioned. Their complex design emerges as they travel through different temperatures and humidity levels. God knows each and every turn of the snowflake’s formation and knows what the end design will be.

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Not too different from what happens to us. God 1st knew us before we were knit together in our mother’s womb. Through the storms of life we experience changes in temperature and humidity levels: financial struggles, failed relationships, illness, change of job, births, deaths. And through these changes, we are being shaped and fashioned into intricate, complex human beings. If we allow ourselves to be saturated with more water droplets as the snowflake does, we too will emerge as the fearfully wonderfully made creations we were designed to be. His living water is the molecule that wants to bond to us, allowing us to be transformed into His image. You are the original Design Star.

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 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10


We’ve been intricately designed, formed and fashioned to accomplish a specific purpose in the earth. We were born to the parents we were, with the physical attributes we have, in the neighborhoods we’ve lived, in the decades we’ll live, with the gifts, talents, skills and abilities we have all for a divine purpose.

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So free yourself to put His workmanship in YOU on display. He created you, His masterpiece not to collect dust in someone’s attic; in the attic of your own fears, self doubt and self denial. But He created you to be framed and hanged in the Louvre Museum, on display for the world to see. He said you were created for good works that He prepared beforehand.




Be the original design star He created you to be.


As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired To Live Fully!


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8 replies
  1. Candace
    Candace says:

    So much beautiful imagery here, Tyra! Perfect analogy. I spent so much time asking God why. Now that I look back on my life and who I am today – a gorgeous snowflake 😉 – I finally understand the past.

    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:


      His word assures us that ALL things work together for the good of them that love Him and are the called according to his purpose. I’m glad you can see that the changes in weather, pressure and humidity have worked together to fashion you into a complex human being capable of empathizing, ministering to and caring for God’s people in an authentic, unique way. Be blessed by sister as you continue being shaped and molded in his image. BTW, when I was researching snow flakes, some have been reported to be as large as 15 inches wide! Can you imagine a snowflake bigger than a frying pan. That tells me I can endure the changes in the weather and continue to be shaped and molded beyond what is commonly seen. We are being shaped into the image of Christ with the mind of Christ.

  2. Abby McDonald
    Abby McDonald says:

    Such an inspiring post, Tyra. I love this line, “He created you, His masterpiece not to collect dust in someone’s attic; in the attic of your own fears, self doubt and self denial.” Amen! Thank you for pushing us to be all we were created to be in Him. You bless me today with your words at #RaRaLinkup. 🙂

    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      I got to thinking about the Mona Lisa and all the people that have flocked to the Louvre just to get a glimpse of her. Then I thought what if it was in some attic, paint cracking, frame broken coated in a layer of dust? I thought to myself that would be devastating for the world to have been robbed of the opportunity to see, talk about, marvel at, debate about this one piece of art. Then the Lord whispered, “It’s the same when my people hide and shrink and diminish the value I’ve placed on them”. Happy to be connected with you. the #RaRaLinkUp has been a tremendous blessing to me.

  3. danise
    danise says:

    I love this … “So free yourself to put His workmanship in YOU on display” stopping by from the #raralinkup loved your post today! blessings to you 🙂


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