Called to Create
YOU WERE MADE TO CREATE!
Set sail with us for Creative Sparks posts. Creativity is a language of the soul and it builds space for community to grow!
O LORD, how many and varied are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures.
Creativity invites us to explore and observe, to notice and play with shapes and shades, shadows and light. It is a crisp fresh canvas, ready to catch the jagged fragments of our days and unexpectedly speak them into grace.
- invites us to slow down and experience the journey
- inspires us to see differently, to think outside the box
- facilitates problem-solving and uncertainty
- opens the door to questions and conversations we might never have asked or started
- engages us more deeply with our Creator
- cultivates community
- relieves stress
- changes the way we interact with our world
“Creativity … is a universal trait of those made in God’s image.” (Mike Cosper)
We create because we are created in the image of the One who spoke it all into being with a word … from nothing.
As we write, sing, dance, paint, plant, weave, build, plane, sculpt, bake, capture, design, decorate, make, dream, and create, we echo the immeasurable, mysterious, and limitless creativity of God.
“The diversity of the universe is a glimpse into the breadth of aesthetic appreciation in God’s mind. Each of us made in his image bears that creative gift … We bear it as a tiny reflection of his own vast creativity and skill.” (Mike Cosper)
“To create is to reflect the image of God. To create is an act of worship.” (Erwin McManus)
Writing is a helpful way to practice self-care. These are not letters to send to others, but letters to express your thoughts and feelings.
As we create, we connect with God, our Creator! We get to spend time with Him – a place of peace, and hope, a place where time gets lost.
Writing about pain is both necessary and difficult. Pain is eased by being moved and writing a poem about pain gets it moving. In Andrea Potos’ poem, we don’t know what her wounds are – only that the cello is speaking to those hurting places, encouraging them to become something beautiful.