Monday, November 15, 2010

Creative God

I recently started a new Bible study called "Discovering Joy In Your Creativity: You Are Made In the Image of a Creative God."

The title was captivating because I embrace creativity in my life and the life of our family, and I am often stunned and in awe of the creativity of our great God.

The first chapter walked me once again through the creation account of Genesis.  The second chapter talked about various creative trades that are specifically mentioned in the Bible.  The third chapter elaborated on those, and delved into the concept of God being the potter and how he formed our intricate bodies from mere dirt.

This morning I finished the fourth chapter, and was fascinated as it took me to Exodus 35:30-35 to take a look at Bezalel.  Bezalel was a man whom God "filled with the Spirit of God in wisdom and understanding, in knowledge and all manner of workmanship."  The passage goes on to talk about his artistic and design skills, and how he had a desire to teach.  And then it goes into great detail of how God used this gifted, creative man who was filled with His spirit to be the chief architect of the tabernacle and all the complex, involved details that construction entailed.

The passage was fascinating to me as I was reminded me that God is extremely into details, and He is interested in using creative people for His glory.  (I couldn't help but keep reading on and loved the verses at the end of Exodus that talked about how God's glory came into the tabernacle. That sounded so intensely incredible. Can you even imagine?)  As a person who thrives on the creative, I was inspired to continue to try to use creativity as a way to bring praise and glory to the God whom I am just plain crazy about.  Because He deserves every ounce of glory we can bring His way and infinitely more.

And I know it must make Him smile when we do that through creative means! After all, He is obviously a creative God.  Just a glance around our little town reminds me of that all the time...

So whoever you are, and wherever you are, and whatever your creative gift or talent is, I would encourage you to give that creativity right back to the God who gave it to you by using it for beautiful things that could only speak of a wonderfully creative God.

Revelation 4:11 "You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created."

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully said! We do have an incredibly creative God! The boys and I are doing a study on astronomy...Amazing! The vastness of His creation... We are only able to hit the tip of the iceberg.