Do You consider yourself creative?
You may immediately think of someone whom you consider creative. I certainly think of multiple people who are creative in various ways: musicians, artists, speakers, writers, creators who create beauty from junk or create tasty meals from scratch. Multiple ways for creating exists, revealing our Creative God.
I think of creativity the way Albert Einstein referred to it, “Creativity is intelligence having fun!”
My Prayer for Creativity
For years, I have prayed the 6:00 morning Messianic Jewish prayer to bless the Creator: The first prayer of the morning emphasizes God, Creator of all—the universe and everything and everyone in it. God is Creator and He delights in imparting His creativity to those who diligently seek it.
Pray with me: Lord, You created everything in all its beauty! You created an array of colors for our eyes to enjoy. Thank you for such beauty. I ask for You to impart creative skills, experiences, ideas, solutions, and surprises for me today, in order to grow in Christ personally and to grow your kingdom. I Praise You Lord, for your creation and for the “new creation” I am in You—Christ in me! I will watch as you work creativity into my life! And, I thank YOU for it!
Creativity is a Gift
I never considered myself as a creative. Yet, I have owned and operated an interior design business for twenty-five plus years in the Carolinas. Others have repeatedly said to me, “You are so creative.” And, in my own way, I realized, I am creative. Creativity is a gift. The artistry of implementing such creativity pans out as a process.
I am not an artist who paints on canvas, though I may one day. I am not a singer artist who belts out beautiful notes of “Hallelujahs,” which might happen in heaven. I am not a crafter who crafts something from nothing such as pottery, baskets, or glass blown pieces. Though, I may one day.
Yet, I do create and absolutely love creating and designing spaces by using the elements of color, texture, shape, rhythm, harmony, and dimension. I also create by adding beautiful pieces from nature with metals to sound rhythms of beautiful tones as the wind catcher catches the wind.
Creating Artful Ways
If creativity is “Intelligence having fun,” then I am having fun! The artist in me is tranquil and at peace when I create. I consider creating with intelligence by using my hands, head, and heart. I am stirred to create artful ways for hearing God’s Word, keeping company with Jesus and living greater than ever. To me, that is creating with intelligence, Inspiring You to Live Greater Than Ever!
So, I create artful ways to read, ingest, and digest scripture to mix with faith, connect with Jesus, and keep company with Him. Not just by reading or studying, though it may include both, but by living the words read. When we connect with Jesus and learn to keep company with Him, we will live greater than ever! He excels us to greater freedom, peace, and love than we could ever imagine.
Tap into Your Creativity
The following list may help you recognize creativity residing in you:
- Set a good rhythms of praying the 6:00 A.M. creativity prayer, morning-by-morning. Review it above.
- Observe and journal your interests to see what you enjoy repeatedly.
- Revise your creations to make them better. Watch a video. Take a class on how you may improve your creativity.
- Notice how our Father works on your behalf for His glory!
Answer the following questions in the comment section below:
How might you consider that you are creative?
How will you use such creative ability to inspire your own life and surroundings and inspire others?
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