Creativity is something I deeply value, and I love how the God of the Bible is creative — from creating the stars in the sky to creating new hearts in His followers.
Biblical teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore from Living Proof Ministries shared her thoughts about this concept in her Chasing Vines study published in 2020. To paraphrase, she reflected that God’s way — the playing out of His story — is through “creativity and order.”
This really spoke to me when I thought about how much I strive to be organized. But if I don’t get enough time to evenly imagine, pen my thoughts to paper, and take in all that’s been created, I’ll start to feel not only restless and unproductive, but downcast.
This is particularly evident when I get worn down, psychologically, physically, or emotionally, and the creative side of me is depleted.
I wrote the following prayer during one of those times:
God, you are my artist — ever creative, forever imaginative.
You design a dainty primrose, painted in bold, vivid colors. You capture light in a perfect wave that calms my heart as it dwindles and gently unfolds where water meets sand.
My canvas is looking a bit worn. Its edges have become frayed and several places look weary and tarnished. The colors are smudged and running together, clouding my vision to see hope in this story.
But I know you are a God of promises.
Lend me your pallet. Help me broadly brush over where the shades turn dreary or have faded to black.
Let the light shine on those areas that need to be brightened, and in stark contrast, may the picture they form be one of a vibrant life, walking along the path I know to be true, full in Spirit, and reflecting only your magnificence, your creativity, your perfection.
Through your grace and truth, fearless, bring me to my appointed goal.