Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Loose Your Words & Let God's Creativity Reign

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson 

In the beginning God created… Genesis 1:1

My mother is an artist, and I’ve always admired the sure confidence she exudes as she applies color to her creations. The finished pieces don't come together because of the tools she uses or the circumstances surrounding the process. They are created by the vision she holds so firmly in her mind. 

In her mind’s eye, the picture is already finished before she even begins. But to me, watching the process, it so often looks more like chaos than art.


In our own lives, God is the artist. And even if what is happening right now looks like chaos, we can be certain that He has the end result clearly in mind. The colors He uses to paint our lives may not be the blues and greens an artist uses. Instead, the colors He uses are experiences, emotions, and people. They infuse our lives with a vibrancy that makes our lives so vivid.
And He's imparted that creativity to us. Never underestimate the power of words to illustrate the world around us. 

God is the Master Artist, wielding His soft brush with masterful strokes, allowing just enough shadow and darkness to bring out the brilliance of the light. From up close, the colors may look muddy and the shapes indistinct, but viewed from a distance, each life is a masterpiece. As writers, we are also part of God's palette and His plan. We use black and white to illustrate the brilliant colors of life. 

Never underestimate your part in the process. God has invited us to join Him. So loose your words and let God's creativity reign as He uses your pen to illustrate His creation.

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11 comments:

  1. (Sorry for the deleted comment above. Please remind me never to comment before my second cup of coffee.)

    I've heard some writers say that they're not creative or artistic. However, as a commissioned artist, musician and a writer, I believe that writing is my most creative outlet. By that I mean: what other creative art forms whole worlds out of nothing but ideas?

    I love this post, Edie!

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    1. Angie, I think you're so right! Thanks & Blessings, E

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  2. God is the true artist, we are the vehicle to share with others through writing, acting, music, art, and speaking with others.

    Thank you Edie for a good post.

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    1. Jann, absolutely! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Blessings, E

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  3. Beautifully said, Edie! I forget too often what a blessing and privilege I have as a writer to create with the Creator of everything. It's truly awesome. Thanks for the reminder to let go and watch God make a masterpiece out of my imperfect words. :)

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    1. Jerusha, thank you for stopping by! Blessings, E

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  4. Amen, knowing that God wants to use me keeps me going. Thanks for the encouragement

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  5. "God is the Master Artist, wielding His soft brush with masterful strokes, allowing just enough shadow and darkness to bring out the brilliance of the light." The idea of darkness bringing out the brilliance of light is a great statement. Thanks for this.

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    1. Ellen, anything good is from Him - LOL! Blessings, E

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  6. Thank you for this insightful post, Edie. Today I was struggling with feeling so blah and uninspired. Every sentence was lifeless. You reminded me to "let go and let God" so I did. My heroine opened her heart and I'm content with what she had to say. Thank you.

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