Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Live Creatively


I've been reading from Eugene Peterson's paraphrase of the Bible called the Message.
Part of what I read today (from Ephesians 6) said,
"Live creatively, friends...Make a careful exploration of who you are
and the work that you have been given,
and then sink yourself into that...
Each of you must take responsibility for doing
the creative best you can with your own life."

I've thought a lot about being creative since starting this blog.

People always say they feel better when they exercise.
I have never had that feeling when I exercise!
But I do have that feeling when I am creative!
When I make something new to wear
try a new recipe
make a new discovery on the computer
add a new decoration to a room
plan a new lesson for school
make a gift for a friend
plant my garden -
These are things that bring me satisfaction and a sense of completion.

I am following God's example when I am creative.

May we keep striving to be our creative best....


1 comment:

Stefanie said...

Thanks for the reminder. I remember reading that. I love The Message.

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