13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
This portion of Psalm 139 is about God and us – in that order. And it is wonderful.
Biblically, God is always the initiator. In verse 13 of this Psalm, God forms us. This combination of creating and giving life is intrinsic to God. It’s who he is.Continue reading “And It Is Wonderful”
Everyone expresses themselves creatively. It can’t be helped. It’s one of the things we’re born to do. It’s part of what the Bible refers to when it says we’re made in God’s image. (Genesis 1:26.)
An essential part of God’s nature is that, beyond all possible imagination of abundance and diversity, he’s creative (Genesis 1:1). We reflect that part of his nature in the abundance and diversity of our art, music, movies, etc. The difference is, God creates out of nothing. We, at best, “borrow” any material we can find and repurpose it. As Picasso said, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.”
Whenever you take on a significant creative project: a work of art, starting a business, losing weight, etc., three types of people show up:
The helper. They’re the best. These will often be people who know you and can plug in to what you need in terms of encouragement, resources, etc. Sometimes though, these can be complete strangers drawn to you, perhaps through a friend. Helpers will rarely ask or need something in return. They’re on your pathway to help you.Continue reading “These 3 Show Up When You Create”