Key Scriptures: Genesis 1:28, Proverbs 24:3-4, Proverbs 3:18-20
What is creativity?
What does creativity mean to you? Personally?
“Creativity” is the use of imagination or original ideas to create something. But where does creativity even begin? The foundations of creativity were laid at the very beginning of time when God created – The heavens, the earth, day, night, fish in the sea, bird of the air
The only creation that inherited His creativity is man you and I.
Having God’s image means we have his creative heart, offering all of us creative dominion. Creativity is linked to our authority and influence.
The Bible allows us to understand us key aspects about man’s inheritance of God’s own creativity.
Number One: Creativity isn’t a gift that some have and others do not. It is not a gift, or a feeling, or a mood. Creativity is a manifestation of the divine nature within you.
The implications of this are huge! If creativity comes from the divine nature then it is always available, and demonstrated in three virtues:
Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge. Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge.
Each one of these three virtues contributes significantly to the creative process as seen in Proverbs:
Through wisdom is an house builded (Ingenuity)
and by understanding it is established (Sustainability)
And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.(Profitability)
Where are these virtues found and increased?
Proverbs 9:10: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
Colossians 1:9: So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. NLT
2. Creativity and stewardship go hand in hand.
It only has authority when it takes responsibility. Someone who doesn’t use their ideas and creations or isn’t acted on really and truly forfeit their God-given authority to shape and influence culture. God is all about stewardship. Creativity is not something you wait on – it is something you stir up.
3. You are creative because you are made in the image of the Creator.
Creativity is not limited to the arts or artisans! The Pastor Chioma’s and Mike Murdock. The TobyMac and the Travis Greene. God is a genius on every subject and every subject is under the influence of his/your creativity. Christ is the source of all wisdom and knowledge in every field (Colossians 2:2-3). He is the Way, the Truth, and the life (John 14:6).
You are creative! You don’t have to be artsy or musical. Creativity is your heritage and your nature and God is interested in your field of occupation, hobby, and interest.
REMEMBER: You are created because someone else was creative!
By Daniel Riley-Poku