When man stops being creative, he opposes his own nature. Why? Because God Himself is creative and He replicated that attribute to man. God is the author of creativity. He is the Author and Originator of beauty, and Genesis 1 narrates that image-replication process.
When God made man “in his own image,” man possessed the image of being creative like his Maker. Man seeks and develops good things, nice places, nice foods, nice clothes, et cetera. Man seeks beautiful things because of his inherited nature from God.
Man is also to become a “creator.” Can man create something? No we cannot create matter, but we can create many other things, like art.
God created out of nothing, but man can create out of the elements around him – this is art. From pixels, to pastels, stone cuts, words, letters, resources, relationships, man can use these to create his “creation.”
Now, go and create something. Create art, books, preachings, businesses, sermons, architectures, paintings, programs, graphics, designs, experiences, basketball plays, sports moves, relationships, courses, ideas and million other ‘creatable’ things for the glory of God. If you stop being an artist, you stop being human, you stop living the divine inheritance in you.
Christ cannot only save you from hell, but He can save you from a wasted, sinful, “colorless” life.
Unleash your creativity. Discover the artist in you. Minister to the world through your art, let your light so shine, so they will glorify your Father in heaven.
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