Creating for the Creator

“To create is to be more like the Creator.”

 

Ever read something and find it’s never occurred to you to see it from that perspective? That is exactly what happened as I read those words from Lysa TerKeurst this morning.

When we create we are moving into a deeper relationship with our Creator, we reflect a bit more of Him and can identify just a piece more of who He is. And if you’ve ever created anything, whether it was a recipe, a piece of art, a blog post, or song, it can also be incredibly scary. You’re putting a part of yourself, that you’ve been given a glimpse of in your mind’s eye….you have a peak at the Creator’s vision, and now it’s in your very human hands to put it out there.

And the devil will do all he can to tell you that you aren’t enough in the process and once it’s finished. He’ll point out every flaw and disappointment from your past to shut you down and draw you from His Presence. His voice will start to sound alot like your own if you aren’t careful.

But when you create, not only are you drawing in closer to God’s Presence and His character of Creator, but you are also showing others the vulnerability of your creation, of your life born out in such a way that it points right back to Him if you allow it. If you live in the part of yourself, the part of the God who created you in fact, that longs to bring Him glory through what you create, what He has given you within your very specific being to point to His divine creation.

So when the whispers or even shouts of the devil in your life want to silence your creation, sing louder, write longer, dig in to creating more for you are living out a piece of who God created you to be, so you could reflect Him a bit more.

Let the Music Get Down in Your Soul

As you all know, I’m a music nut. Junkie. Whatever you want to term it. Music speaks to my heart, my inner self in so many ways. Those of you who are like that get it. It’s hard to describe because you just feel it. I cannot sing, I cannot play an instrument. Yet I appreciate the art. I could go on but I shall stop.

I realize it’s Wednesday (Tuesday’s post needed to be written and posted for reasons…) but my question for you today is

What speaks to you? What specific thing or art speaks to you directly in a profound way?

And let me share my favorite song (and band) with you…