One thing I’ve noticed lately is that creativity needs to be fanned and reawakened regularly. Wait, you may be saying right now “I don’t consider myself very creative,” or “I don’t write or sing or paint or sew or do anything in the least creative.” But there is so much more to creativity than those obvious genres.
Creativity is born and reborn into each of us by our Creator. He is Consummate Creativity, Author of Life and all things seen and unseen; Beauty breathed from Spoken Word and sustained by sheer thought.
Lest you start looking for ways that you are not creative, ask for new sight to see His Creative Life already in you; begging for more freedom to be expressed.
Do you plan meals for your family? Are you making lists (never mind if all things on said list get finished)? Do you look for and try new recipes? Do you like to search for and give gifts to your family and friends? Are you coming up with ways to keep your toddler busy and learning? Do you go to your closet and put that shirt with that skirt for the first time? Do you move your furniture around? Do you sometimes just sit and bask in the silence?
Creativity is lurking around every crevice of our being, if we recognize it.
But our eyes become dull and glazed over with the day to day.
And that’s why we need the Spirit to awaken us to His creative work all around us and in us.
He never meant for us to get on the fast track and go… go …go…. for the sheer sake of going.
We can lose our way.
Let me encourage you to create a new space for yourself. There are times it takes new space to see with new eyes.
My son gave me a hammock for Mother’s Day.
We have some woods behind our house. After looking at the Youtube video 3 times on how to tie hammock straps to trees, I eased my backside ever so cautiously into the parachute material and waited for it all to come tumbling down. What faith?!?
Turns out physics and gravity are a good thing.
And the view…from that new space…did something to me. In me. Just looking up at trees instead of being eye level with them. Hearing the birds on their home turf sounded amazingly different and louder than even on my deck.
I’d passed through this place, but never sat in it before.
I sat their and read a book.
Nothing special about a hammock. But it was a new space for me.
Find your new space. It may be looking out a different window.
It might be walking a new path.
Ask the One who created you in your mother’s womb what He wants to show you today.
It may bring a smile to your eyes. It will be Life to your soul.
With Love and Appreciation for you,