At times I find myself comparing myself to others around me and think I can't do what they are doing or if only I had that talent. Well in truth I was made perfect and unique and there is no one else like me nor can I be anyone else. I am a daughter and masterpiece of the Creator of the universe, the magnificent one, the almighty, the most creative of all. Ephesians 2:10 says "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." If I am a branch of Him who called me to be, then I must have a little smidgen of creativity. It might not be what I think it should be or want it to be, but that is OK. We all have tapes and lies that run through our head of not being good enough or worth enough or not important enough, don't let that paralyze you into what you are capable of. God has given us all talents and gifts to use.
Creation means the act of creating or something that is created such as an orginal work of art. Although some projects may end up messy, too time consuming, a little more difficult than I had imagined, or didn't turn out the way I had visioned they all serve a purpose. Start out small and just keep on keeping on. If one thing doesn't work out it doesn't mean I'm a failure at everything I just need to try something else. I can't let the fear of failure discourage me. So whether it's trying to finally make homemade pizza turn out good, or figuring out how to decorate the house, or making my husband and son smile today I can create something. The things I can do or don't do well don't define who God has made me to be. But by Grace I am able to take the things that don't turn out so well and move on. Besides things here on this earth are only temporary and most of the time you can change them. So why not have fun in the process and start creating.
For the choir director: A psalm of David.1 O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
7 I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave,[a] you are there.
9 If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night—
12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
19 O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
Get out of my life, you murderers!
20 They blaspheme you;
your enemies misuse your name.
21 O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
22 Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
for your enemies are my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.