Think Creatively (4)
1) Creative thinking usually begins when you’re in a crisis. Think about the Red Sea, the Battle of Jericho, and Goliath. Israel’s most spectacular victories came about when they were in seemingly impossible situations. That’s why God said, ‘Be still, and know that I am God.’
Your Creator will give you creative ideas if you’re willing to be still in His presence and listen to Him. But that means interrupting your busy schedule, getting alone with Him, and waiting patiently until He speaks to you. And in an age of attention deficit disorder, that’s not always easy. Your mind must become a blank slate and you must be willing to let God write on it.
2) Creative thinking can be a messy process. If you’re image-conscious, insecure, or a perfectionist by nature, you’ll need some serious reprogramming. American cartoonist Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert series, said, ‘Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.’ On your way to the best possible solution, you’ll have to entertain a lot of not-so-good ideas. Are you willing to do that?
3) Creative thinking is about ‘doing’. Jesus once healed some lepers, but their healing didn’t take place immediately. The Bible says, ‘…as they went, they were cleansed [healed]’ (Luke 17:14 NKJV). At first they may have thought, ‘Nothing’s happening. I still have leprosy.’ But when they got to a certain point in their journey, the miracle took place. You must be willing to step out in faith and try things in order to find what works and what doesn’t.
‘Be still, and know that I am God…’ Psalms 46:10 NKJV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
2 Corinthians 3:3, 16, 18; 4:6, 14; 5:20-21
You are a letter from Christ… written not with ink but with the spirit of the living God! When one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. We all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another! For God, who said, “let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus & bring us with you into his presence! Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God! For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God!
He loves you! I beg you, look to Him today!