Creativity and its Creator.

One of my absolute favorite things to do is to be near a large body of water at sunset. I think it’s just because I was born and raised in Florida and have always been near water.

I love nature and am baffled by it every time I am surrounded by it. Staring into fields as far as the eye can see, laying on flourishing green grass, peering from the ridge of mountaintops, sitting at the shoreline of distant oceans, and overcome by the beauty of the falling sun beyond the horizon. The detail, precision, and beauty of it all always leaves me
speechless and in awe.

You know I truly believe that God will unleash His creativity within us through a varitey of means. We all have different talents that tap into our God-given creativity. We all have so many different things that make us who we are. Some of us design, paint, write, organize, decorate, plan, dream, build, invent, or can dabble in a bit of it all! Although all of these things and activities that engage this creativity that God has uniquely given us, in these moments we need to remember that creativity is a gift from God, too. (Now, please know that if you do not consider yourself “creative”…well, I’m excited to tell you that everyone is creative. You should read this before you continue. Gary Molander does a fantastic job making it a point that we all know that God is a creative God. So we’re creative too. Our Maker is creative, therefore we are creative.) Profound, huh?

One of the coolest things I’ve come to be reminded of is that not only was God the creator in the beginning, but He is still creating! It’s part of His nature, of who He is! After the sixth day, God didn’t just shut down His creating side. He continues to create.

He creates new hope.
He creates new opportunities.
He creates new portraits of redemption in the lives of His people.
He creates new things that we haven’t experienced yet. (Revelation 21:1-5)

In order to make the most of what we have been given, we need to know where it comes from. The source of all that we have and are is God.

What things unleash creativity, a generous and wonderful gift from God,
in your life?