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.
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.