Inspiration behind the Design:
Alright, so I came to this idea in a roundabout way and multi-faceted way but it was all confirmation in it’s own way of the same idea. So to start with, I was awakening one morning and trying to get back to sleep and in that state I had this thought that I immediately judged as sinful and I noticed for the first time consciously that I was expecting something bad to happen in my body. Now I have a bad medical history, and let’s just say, I’m conscious that I’ve developed this bad habit that links my mind to punishment of my body. Maybe I’m helping someone out there realise you may be doing this too. But anyway, after I realised this, I made a note of it and later that morning, recorded a rant about NOT LOOKING BACK! I wanted to make a t-shirt design based on this idea but couldn’t think of anything non-cringey. If you have a cool design that would work with that, that’s’ contemporary, please share it with me. But anyway, in that rant I was talking about looking forward to the finished work and not looking back. Now literally three days ago, my mum sent me a design with a plumbline on it and she specifically asked for the words “Christ alone, cornerstone’ with a plumbline as the graphic. Obviously this isn’t that design but it stuck in my mind.
Now, let me bridge you from not looking back to ask Papa. So I decided that morning after expecting something BAD to happen because of my past/present, I decided I needed to instead be EXPECTING the results of the FINISHED work. So that got me thinking about enforcing the finished work instead of looking at it as unfinished. Now later that day I was watching this Christian business podcast and they’re going on for hours and hours about the gobbldiegook about titles and thrones and offices and boy, I just came away feeling exhausted. I thought ‘here is some more ways for me to get worked up about where I’m coming from and what I can do.’ Nah I wasn’t having that. So it was from that morning encounter right through to the end of my day where I realised, all of our thrones and ‘kingly’ titles and dominions and superpowers NEED to be centred on the finished work. We MUST approach everything we do on the finished work. And when we know it’s finished, no matter what we see, we know it’s finished.
Now how I get to ‘Ask Papa’ from that is, it’s not about us. It’s about what he did. It’s about Jesus sacrifice. It’s about His finished work, and not our work. So I realised before we start to DO anything, it’s gotta be from the place of seeing it from the finished work, and us seeing it from our position on our throne and as a King, that’s not necessarily finished perspective. You can strap up and take up your sword and march out to battle and God’s got his feet up drinking a hot cup of cocoa because warfare isn’t necessary, but you didn’t see that because you didn’t see the finished work. And last of all I’ve been listening to Kingdom talks media this week (long time listener) and they discussed their three ‘plumb lines’ in every episode and the third plum line is “ask father”.
Joseph Sturgeon in one of his books says, dependency on God is the major one key to receiving and operating in everything else. That was the last puzzle piece I needed to go all in on this and create this design for EGK. See, four or more confirmations on the same day led to this design. Ask Papa.
EGK Level: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This classic unisex jersey short sleeve tee fits like a well-loved favorite. Soft cotton and quality print make users fall in love with it over and over again. These t-shirts have-ribbed knit collars to bolster shaping. The shoulders have taping for better fit over time. Dual side seams hold the garment's shape for longer.
.: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
.: Retail fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size