July is a month of creativity. What better place to begin than by looking at creativity from God’s perspective.
“For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.” Revelation 4:11b
“But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy.” Isaiah 65:18
“When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.” Psalm 104:30
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
Creativity is God’s opportunity to reveal Himself to us here on earth, without being right here. It’s God’s way of saying “hi” or “I approve.” God does know what he likes, that’s why we have bunnies, deer, lions, dolphins, flowers, birds, people and all the other things that live on Earth. While humans have been contributing their perspective and ideas to some of the natural things God created, I think that sometimes God smiles at that. God likes when we like what He’s done so much that we try to copy it or make our own version, after all, how many Mona Lisa copies are there in the world? Creating things should never feel like a burden, but rather a joy! But when it all comes down to it, there is only one master creator: God. He’s the only one who really knows what the blueprints and sketches say. Someday I look forward to peeking over his shoulder while he’s designing something and seeing how the magic really happens.
What about you? What aspect of God’s creativity speaks loudest to you? I’d love to hear your thoughts below.