Our Creative Gifts

Our Creative Gifts

We may think we do not have any creative gifts, but we do. God gives some gift or talent or skill to each of us.

This morning I was reading in Cherie Burbach’s  Art and Faith book on this subject. She encourages each of us to use these God-given gifts and talks how using them refreshes her in a restoring way.

I am in complete agreement with Cherie and suggest we think about what our creative gift might be. These gifts may be different for each of us. Taking the written evaluation of spiritual gifts was of value to me and you may like it, also. http://giftstest.com/

Nurturing and compassion are among my spiritual gifts, and I consider these creative gifts as well.

This month, my creative gifts have taken me to a new town, far from my home, to house sit for an awesome, young couple going home to Europe for a few weeks as well as taking clothing to needed orphanages. Suddenly, my immediate family of one includes two dogs, an 18 year-old-Honduran  woman, my adult daughter who came along, and my frequently visiting granddaughters, who live here.

I’m putting those skills of nurturing and compassion to extensive use. I love it, but must say it is an adventure!

My young granddaughter used her creative skills to make an art gallery in her hallway to welcome me on this new journey. It is special and I love how she uses her gifts with all sorts of inventive designs.

God used His creative skills in the beautiful park across the street. I can look out the window at it every day. I’m a nature lover and find its beauty healing.

On a visit to the local botanical garden, I see Dale Chihuly’s glass sculpture and see how he uses his creative gift of art. Here is one of his magnificent works. Find him at www.chihuly.com.

Denver Botannical Garden May 2016

Unless we use the gifts we’re given, they wither and die. They never come to full bloom. Take time today and think on what you’ve been given and how you are going to use these talents.

Most of all, though, remember that the gift from God is eternal life.

I Cor 7:7  …each man has his own gift from God.

I Ti 4:14   Do not neglect your gift…

Ro 6:23   …but the gift of God is eternal life.

 

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PEACE

 

 

 

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Jude Urbanski About Jude Urbanski

Jude Urbanski’s passions are ‘people and places.’ She writes women's fiction featuring strong inspirational romance elements. Her stories invite you to heroes and heroines who spin tragedy into triumph with help from God. First published in nonfiction, Jude continues to write in this field also. Editing services complete Jude’s repertoire.

Comments

  1. Beautiful post, Jude! Isn’t Dale Chihuly’s work incredible? He is one of my all time faves. So inspiring. And so is your story! What a wonderful way to explore and use your gifts and give back… what a blessing! I love that you are house sitting for such a great cause.

    P.S. And thanks for the shout out, too 🙂

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  2. Hey, you’re most welcome. Your book is right with my Bible each morning and sings to me as well. Yes, I like Chihuly’s works. Such talent and I can only imagine how he does it.

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  3. Janet K Brown says:

    I love your beautiful post, Jude. How exciting to remember the gifts God has given us & see how He uses them to bring Him glory. It’s an exciting adventure.

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  4. Kristin Bunting says:

    So good to read this, Jude. I love to see the creative gifts in my children, they are like some hybrid of the gifts my husband and I each have. How much more must God enjoy watching us use the gifts he gave us!! So glad you are using your gifts, in part, here on this blog. Keep it up. I knew you were a nurturer!

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  5. Janet, thanks for your kind words and for stopping by! God does have good in mind for us doesn’t He?

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  6. Kristin, I agree with the joy of watching our kids use their gifts. Our family has enjoyed God’s gift of art so much. You knew right didn’t you about me? LOL

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