RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
MONDAY, 29TH MAY. 2017
HE MAKES YOU CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).
One of the beautiful and amazing benefits of having the Holy Spirit in your life is that He makes you creative and innovative. He opens your eyes to see what others don’t see, and your ears to hear what others don’t hear. He anoints your eyes to see the right things, and your mind to understand and conceive lofty ideas.
This brings to mind the famous words of Michelangelo, the great artist. He said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” He saw what he could get out of an ordinary piece of marble, which everyone else thought was just a stone with no value. From that same stone, he went ahead to create the famous statue of David.
You’re born of the Master Craftsman, and that makes you a master craftsman yourself. This means you can see value where others don’t. You can have creative and innovative ideas; you can bring new things into this world. That’s the nature God has given you, because you’re His workmanship, His product. Some Christians would say about themselves, “I never have any ideas; I’m not creative.” That’s wrong. Never talk like that.
God created you in His image and in His likeness (Genesis 1:26), which means He made you to look like Him, and to function like Him, and He’s a creator. He can bring something out of previously non-existent materials. God doesn’t need to look outside of Himself for the materials with which to create anything because all He requires is inside Him. Likewise, you can bring something out of nothing. The power is within you through the Holy Spirit.
Your creative abilities aren’t limited to what your mind can imagine. You have insight into mysteries and secrets through the Holy Spirit. You have access to divine wisdom. Your mind has been anointed to see further and deeper than that of the ordinary man. Therefore, you should always look inwards for fresh and innovative ideas for your work, and those around you will marvel at the excellence with which you do the things you do.
I’m the workmanship of God in Christ Jesus; I’m created for good works. I’m excellent and sound, fruitful and productive in every good work. I’m bearing fruits of righteousness, pleasing the Father in all things. My life is for the glory of God. Hallelujah!
Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
Exodus 35:30-35 And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; 31 And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; 32 And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 33 And in the cutting of stones, to set [them], and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work. 34 And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, [both] he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 35 Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, [even] of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
John 14:15-31, 1 Chronicles 1-2
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 14:1-11, Numbers 32