Thursday, November 26, 2009

Being Thankful for the Gift of Creativity

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Take a moment today to thank God for the blessing of your creativity.  I know that living in two worlds at one time can be, in the words of my favorite TV character, Adrian Monk, "A gift... and a curse."  (I've blogged about this here.)  But recall that God himself is the Creator of all things, and by breathing a little bit of the creative gift in us He has actually given us the incredible blessing of sharing in His own nature.
I recently read these words in an article by Dr. Charles Stanley about Caleb, who was with Moses, Joshua and the Israelites in the desert.  He dreamed of entering the Promised Land, and was 85 when he claimed the hill country of Canaan - some of the hardest area to settle - for his territory.

Stanley writes "(Caleb) had to wait years for the blessing to materialize, but he never lost hope, never stopped dreaming, and never doubted God's goodness. He had a fixed focus, and not even 40 years of wilderness wandering was enough to distract him...

"You don't have to give in to your doubts or fears.  Your imagination is a gift from God.  When you stop using it, you begin to age.  Go ahead - dream big and watch Him do the impossible in your life!"  ("Caleb's Conquest", In Touch Magazine, Sept. 2009)

Your imagination is a gift from God!  So, take some time to thank Him today.  And then get back to writing!


Laura Martone said...

Well, Christine, I'm an atheist, as you know, so I'm not sure who to thank for my creativity, but I'm indeed thankful. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Christine H said...

You can thank your lucky stars, Laura. :o)

Laura Martone said...

Will do!