God Is Reflected in Our Creative Nature

Author: Tynea Lewis — Host: Natty AndersonPosted on: March 20, 2024

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
God Is Reflected in Our Creative Nature

READ: GENESIS 1:26-31; 2:7, 15; JOHN 1:1-5

God created everything in the world, including us. We were created in His own image. How incredible is that? Nothing else in this world has that same stamp from the Creator.

Think about all the incredible things God has designed and made. The beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the flowers growing from season to season, the high peaks of mountains, the waves crashing on the beach. The list goes on and on. The world around us shows His creativity in many ways.

Because we were made in His image, we also have that creativity within us. We have the ability to make new and beautiful things. We have the ability to add beauty to the lives of the people around us through what we make, and we can also admire and appreciate the beauty other people have created.

Each of us has been gifted differently, but we all have the ability to create. We might enjoy writing stories or music. Maybe we’re talented at coding a video game or baking a delectable cake. Perhaps we can decorate a room or craft something out of wood. Or maybe we have a passion for gardening, sewing, organizing a space, making a new tool, or a thousand other things.

When we lean into the creative side of ourselves, we can grow in our relationship with God and reveal to others how God works in us. If we know Jesus—having put our trust in Him and believed in His life, death, and resurrection—He is always with us. Because His Holy Spirit lives inside believers, we can rely on Him to lovingly guide our creative process. As we work with Him, we can embrace the way we were designed to create. • Tynea Lewis

• Can you think of a time when seeing somebody’s creativity reminded you of God’s creativity? What was that like?

• What is your favorite way to create? There are endless ways to be creative, and you will probably encounter more and more areas of creativity throughout your life. How do you think God feels when you engage in something creative?

• If you want to dig deeper, read Exodus 28:3-4; 31:1-6; 35:30–6:1.

So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 (NLT)