Today I'd like to discuss the multi-faceted aspects of creativity. You see, we just returned from an overseas trip to jolly olde England.
It was phenomenal for our first trip across the 'pond'. Planning with prayer definitely provided the framework we needed to see as much as we could in the limited time we had.
One of my wife's favorite activities was seeing Windsor Castle, the weekend home of Queen Elizabeth II.
Granted, none of us have ever lived as Kings or Queens, but the amount of creativity architects and artisans put into the castles and fortresses during the middle ages is astounding!
We really miss so much beauty in life when we don't take the time to stop and smell the roses or to enjoy the handiwork of God.
What can you do today to stop and enjoy the creativity that God has sprinkled throughout all creation?
In fact, King David inspired by the Holy Spirit wrote of God's creativity thousands of years ago in Psalms 19:1-6:
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
Talk about inspiring!
If like me and friends of mine you've spent time in nature just to relax and reflect, you understand what David was saying in this song. You also know how important it is to get some quiet time alone.
You see, I believe creativity needs reflection before being put into action. Without quieting our minds and hearts, the noise of the world really crowds out our ability to create.
Here are a few more examples of creativity that we saw in London and Windsor.
I hope this has encouraged and inspired you today.
Now the question is: What can you do or participate in today to enjoy some creative time?
As the saying in Latin says:
Blessings to you!