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Beach Memories 2

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)

Once my six-year-old granddaughter had had enough jumping in the waves, she decided to try her hand at digging a swimming pool. After a while, her father came to join her but left her to lead the project.

When God created us in His image, one of the attributes He implanted in us was creativity. We all have some of the creativity of our Maker whether we like to design engines, do woodwork, create a garden, paint a picture, write a book or…(fill in the blank.) It is our Father’s gift.

He would love to be with us in our creativity and He can inspire us with ideas, but He leaves us to manage the project and He takes as much pleasure in the finished work as we do – even is it’s only a sand castle.

My Prayer

Father, thank You for the gift of creativity. May I seek to glorify You in everything I do so I can bring everything I make to You like a preschooler bringing home his artwork and say, “Look Daddy, I made this for You.” Amen.

Lockdown Day 2 Creativity

This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. The challenge is to just write, without planning and with minimal editing. This weeks subject is to write about what is beside us.

In my case it is my cell phone. I need it to check on the news, (are there any more prohibitions I need to know about) keep contact with my friends, and use my bible app. Today’s bible verse is 2 Cor 4:7-9.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed,but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed.

The treasure mentioned is the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. I think creativity is part of the glory of God and when He breathed into us he imparted creativity to us.

All around us are examples of God’s creativity. We have baby bunnies on the property. They are just getting to open their eyes. Lets see how big they get by the end of the lockdown.

We are very blessed to have our grandchildren locked down with us because we all share one property.

One bright side of the lockdown is my son-in-law gets to work from home. That means during his breaks, he can spend time with his children while the sun is shining.

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I also get to do fun things with the grandchildren. Yesterday we made acorn people.

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Today my husband is tidying the store room and I am ….writing.

So my prayer for today:

Thank you Lord for the gifts you have given me, the gift of creativity, my husband, children and grandchildren, enough stuff to fill a store room and the wonderful creativity You have shown in nature. Amen.