Do You See Value in What You Create?
Do you think you’re creative? Why or why not?
Whether you think you are or not, you’re creative. You were made to create. It might not be in the traditional artistic ways you might be inclined to think, but creativity flows into everything you do. It could be through your work, your hobbies, relationships, etc.
Why? Because the God who made you is creative and you were made in His image. Therefore, you were given His attribute of creativity.
When you realize you are creative, then you need to discover there’s value in everything you create, especially when you invite God into the process.
The first character of God represented in the Bible is Creator.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
The very first sentence in all of Scripture starts with a phenomenal thought. He made the heavens and the earth. The rest of the first chapter highlights the overarching topics of creation, yet each carry a multitude of detailed layers, down to the basic materials of matter, such as oxygen, gravity, and metals.
Think about yourself for a moment. It’s miraculously incredible that Creator God starts you with a few cells. Those cells rapidly create new ones at an incomprehensible speed. Each cell somehow knows which organ, tissue, muscle, etc. for which it has been made. How can the same multiplying cells turn into the structures that help your body function each day? God’s creation in the human body could leave you on an exploration of discovery for the rest of your life, without studying anything else.
And yet, God has done that with everything in creation. Everything you create is made from the source of materials God created from nothing but His very words.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were created through him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created.” John 1:1-3
Everything you see, touch, taste, and smell was made good in the Lord’s sight. Do you ever wonder in eternity past when God decided to create the heavens and the earth? How much time and detail did He take in scripting this plan? How many blueprints were laid out in His mind? The knowledge and memory of God is unfathomable.
And why, of all His creation, did He decide to make humans in His own image; to desire a deep intimacy with us over everything else? Jesus’ sacrifice of death and His resurrection, the entire Gospel narrative, was written for people:
“Now since the children have flesh and blood in common, Jesus also shared in these, so that through his death he might destroy the one holding the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who were held in slavery all their lives by the fear of death. For it is clear that he does not reach out to help angels, but to help Abraham’s offspring. Therefore, he had to be like his brothers and sisters in every way, so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in matters pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people. For since he himself has suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.” Hebrews 2:14-18
Amazing! Oh, what love He has for us!
By being made in His image, He has given you aspects of Himself. One of those is creativity.
- Do you enjoy various genres of music?
- Do you like to write, draw, paint, or craft?
- Do you dance or act?
- Do you enjoy Fashion and/or makeup?
- Making videos of any kind?
- Interior decorating or architectural design?
- Cooking and/or baking?
These are just a few ways that you are expressing God’s creativity. It isn’t limited to paint and a canvas. Creativity abounds in every area of life.
When you feel the urge to be creative, ask the Lord what He wants you to make, and how He would like it done. Invite Him into the process. It always proves to be a fun activity, and a special way to see the nature of God in action.
What are you going to create next?