The creative life is one of adventure. It seeks to cross the boundaries and discover fresh ways to communicate. The Christian creative connects with something (purpose) and someone (the Creator) bigger than themselves. And just in case you have not yet realised, God is not boring!
He invites His children into a life of adventurous faith.
The idea that God consigns His people to perpetual pewdom is foreign to the Scriptures. He is the commissioner of every great artistic work, and YOU are one of them.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT-SE)
God’s works of grace are made to be displayed.
That word “masterpiece” is the Greek word “poiema” from which we get our word poem.
His word is creative and you, a unique and still-being-written poem on the pages of time, are an expression of God’s heart. Not some dusty mind-numbing tome or replica – a divine and winsome expression of Papa’s joy.
As C S Lewis said “We are a divine work of art.”
He has taken his finger and inscribed your life on the pages of history in the most beautiful, majestic manner. Your story is still being written, your path unfolding in ever increasing glory.
As a work of art you live out and display your new nature in Christ – a vibrantly creative, adventurous nature, unshackled from mundanity. Even if stuck in a room there are realms you explore unseen by naked eye or darkened heart.
God’s work in Christ has taken what was an unchiselled lump of cold stone and turned it in to a heart of flesh, beating with the rhythms of heaven. You are set free for freedom, not for the sad and dutiful run of religion.
I pray that your artistic adventure, the poem that you express through fearless living, will be boldly displayed in this coming year.