I love being around creative people. All of us are creative in some form or fashion. Creativity looks different on everybody, but everybody is creative.
I know this is true because God is creative.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
And we are created in His image.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. Genesis 1:26
I want women to embrace this. I want you to become fully alive doing the thing that makes your heart sing.
But you might ask, how do I know what makes my heart sing?
Maybe you could sit down with a big piece of white paper and brainstorm everything that makes you Happy. Don’t leave anything off or think anything is too silly. Write it all down and start seeing how God made you to add color, zest and life to your little corner of the world.
In the garden God told us we get to bring order and subdue the earth-
God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.Genesis 1:28.
You get to bring your creative juices to the little corner of the earth where you live.
Your little garden is not going to look like anyone else’s. But whatever you bring to your garden- it is good.
Do your thing today. This summer.
Hanging out with creative people helps me to get my creative on. We need each other. We need to see God working out of each other. It inspires me.
This weekend I listened to a friend sing in a venue downtown.
Helene Cronin is the reason we showed up. Go listen to her here. For three hours we listened to her and two other musicians sing and play and tell stories in song. It was wonderful and helped release something inside of me that was trying to get out. When I see or hear someone create and be the creative person God designed them to be, it makes me want to create and sing and dance. It releases something inside of me and it feels Free and Wonderful and Rich and how I think God wants me to live- with no fear.
So what can you do this summer to release and create? Maybe you need to go back to that chalkboard or whiteboard or a piece of paper and figure out what your jam is. How do you work? What makes your heart sing?
Write it down, then you need to do it. Surround yourself with people who are also doing the creative thing. Ask them what makes their heart sing, and it will encourage you to tune your heart and get some serious singing going on. Jesus came that we might have life and have it to the fullest.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10
Creative endeavors help us to live abundantly.
Remember it is not just the simple things like painting or singing. It could be that, but maybe it is gardening, cooking, running, teaching, sewing or reading a book.
Maybe you organize or love people well by listening or you like having people over.
Whatever it is, embrace it and be the gal fully that God created you to be. No one can be you. God made you to fill in the cracks in this world and to bring a little more of Him into the world to reach the people with whom you are connecting.
So what is your creative jam? Can you dive in this summer? Do share as it encourages us all to sing the songs God gave us to sing. xo