Created for Creativity

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The Milky Way: Creativity God’s Way. “He also made the stars.” Genesis 1:16b (NIV)

Ever wonder why you missed out in the creativity department? I did once but not now.

God, the essence of creativity, stamped His image–His handprint–on His creation, so no one is devoid of creativity. No one.

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26 (NIV)

dna-869109_1280Nothing’s more creative than DNA. Take, for example, my triplet grandchildren. Same parents. Same womb. Same day of birth–and time (separated by 60 seconds each). artwork2Through their DNA God prescribed their features, bends in their dispositions, abilities, gifts–and their differences. 

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One loves art.

Another appreciates sports.

And another enjoys music.
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Creativity isn’t limited to music, sports, or artwork. Some of the most creative people I’ve known are gifted with ideas, arrangements, the spoken word, and even recipes. Proverbs 25:11 describes a ruling rightly given as beautiful as gold apples in silver settings. Ever think of a ruling as potential for creativity?

I find my creative side in writing. 

Sometimes my combination of words, spoken or written, amounts to little more than a mess. But when I turn them over to Jesus, He can turn them into a still life, a landscape, or a portrait.

With little effort on my part, my life can look like the artwork of the 2-year-old in this video: a scrambled bunch of crooked lines. But when I hand Him the brush, He fills in the valleys, straightens the paths, and smoothes the way. 

How about you? 

Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. Luke 3:5

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