I woke up with those words in my mind, and shook my head in disbelief. What? I’m no artist, no poet, no musician. Creative?
Yet there were the words, that had come up in the half-awake moments where the secrets of dreams meet the light of reality.
So, this morning, with my coffee energizing my mind, my candle focusing my attention, and my journal and pen open to receiving inspired guidance, I asked the question, “Am I creative?”
“create” = to bring (something) in to existence
“creator” = a person/thing that brings something into existence
“creative” = marked by the ability or power to create
Therefore, if I am creative, then I am a person marked by the power to bring something into existence.
And, if I am a child of God, then I am also called to be a co-creator. This means that I have been brought into existence by God and marked by the power to participate with God in the purposeful bringing of something into existence.
What is that something?
Matthew 22:36-39 “Master, what is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Love. Over and over again, the call is to Love.
The return is to love.
Know Love. Offer Love. Receive Love.
But HOW? How do we do this?
Romans 12:6 “Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them…”
We each have unique gifts freely given to us by God, and we are called to share them with the world.
Grace: the free and unmerited favor of God.
Do we Embrace Grace?
Do we accept willingly & enthusiastically, and hold close, the promise that we are free, we are worthy, and we are loved?
If we say YES, or even desire in some secret, scared part of us to say yes… then in fact, WE ARE ALL CREATIVE.
We have all been marked by the power to create and purposefully bring into the world the one thing that the greatest commandment, the second commandment, and the new commandment all say to do: LOVE.
Interested in exploring EMBRACING GRACE further?
Consider the Embrace Grace project that McCain Whole Health Care will be offering starting January 24, 2019.