Creating With God

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

John 1:3

Kimberly loves to weave. As she works she delights in the textures and hues of the wool. Annette plays the piano beautifully. She feels the music. Karen is an  expert at decorating with wallpaper. June derives deep satisfaction from resolving tricky dilemmas in her job. Jan delights in working with clay. And all find joy in their creativity.

Creativity is part of the image of God within you, demonstrated in ways that are unique and wonderful. I don’t believe it is the same as originality. Rather, I see creativity as a way of breathing new life into tasks you’ve had to do hundreds of times before. Greeting your husband and kids in an unexpected way-a way that brings joy and delight. Reading a story to a child in a voice you’ve never used before. Living life with flair-tasting it, touching it, smelling it, really seeing it.

Creativity comes to us through our Creator God. As we lose ourselves in His love, our limited interpretations and narrow focus are replaced by love, energy and light. When that happens, everything around us-our families, homes, jobs, ministries-takes on a new hue.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for creativity. Give me the eyes to see myself, others, my responsibilities, and my world through your love and creativity.