It Only Takes A Spark
“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1: 27
God is THE Creator and He created us in His image. I feel that being made in His image means that we will be like Him. To me that means that we are also meant to be creators like Him. That He will work through us and inspire us to create and be creative in many ways. I feel that we all have a creative spark, His mark within us. That is why the whole concept of spectator Christianity goes directly against God’s will for His people. Instead of always sitting and watching “church Leaders” showcase and use their creativity when the church gathers…the whole Body should be about sharing their creative gifts with one another.
This whole idea of us all being creators goes far beyond the Sunday morning shows. Our entire lives should be filled with His creative spark and His creativity within us should flow forth in everyday life for all to taste and see that He is Good. EVERYONE has gifts from God that they should be using every day. The gift of creativity can manifest in a great number of ways and I do not even pretend to know them all. Many times His spark within us can create various kinds of art including, painting, drawing, singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument. Others are gifted in sharing the written word in poems, stories and songs. Songs and poems can often be written with help from other members of the Body. Our gift may just be sharing a single line of prose, a single idea, or a simple tune that can be built upon by others unto completion as Jesus directs. Our fellowship here has written many songs together with each member sharing a small piece of the puzzle.
Cooking is also an art through which our creativity can flow. Developing recipes that others can share is a great gift. Our fellowship takes great care in creating meals that we can share when we gather together. Hospitality is a fantastic gift through which our personal creativity can shine. Others are gifted and create by knitting, sewing and crocheting. The possibilities are endless. Some are great at wood working and building different things. Finally, others are very creative at sharing the Gospel and teaching, even through blogs and non-traditional means.
The point is that EVERYONE is born with His creative spark within them, and that spark can and should be used to glorify Jesus and bless the Body of Christ. When the Body gathers to worship their Creator and break bread… everyone should have the opportunity to use their gifts and share their creativity. In 99% of Sunday morning “church” services across the world only 1% of the people get to share their creativity, portion and gift with God and the rest of the Body. Instead of freedom and opportunity to share, most receive oppression and bondage to a system that serves only itself and NOT God. The Body is meant to have the opportunity to build itself up in Love as EACH PART does its work in Him. If your “church” experience is dominated by a few “men” called Clergy and a precious few others ever get to share there…It might just be time to run away, far and fast!
Kirk Out !