Why “Created to Create”?

Jesus told us He would give us life more abundantly, and boy, He did! Since starting this blog, I have a three-year-old grandson, “Xander”. He is my world, after my Lord, Jesus always has to take first place in my life, without Him I am nothing. I would still be blind to the destructive ways of this world. Jesus is my creator, the creator of everything, and I was formed in His image, the image of God. Everybody has the ability to create. Whether it is art, food, music, cars, furniture, clothing, gardening, or anything else, I truly believe everyone is at their best and happiest when creating what we love. The Bible says after God created each step He saw it was good. How do you observe your projects? Do you consider them good, or do you look at the flaws? This leads to my next thought on this subject.

God could have created everything in one day; however, He took His time. Maybe God wanted to enjoy the experience, to stop, behold what he had done, and say, “This is good”. According to Scripture, on the sixth day, God created man in His Image. This is the detailed account: “Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7, HCSV). Later God told Adam He would find him a helper, and after Adam named each animal, there was still no helper for him. Then, Scripture explains the creation of Adams helper, ‘Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being. So, the Lord God caused a deep sleep to come over the man, and he slept. God took one of his ribs and closed the flesh at that place. Then the Lord God made the rib He had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man. And the man said: This one, at last, is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called “woman,” for she was taken from man’ (Genesis 2:7, 21-23). Afterward, “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Evening came and then morning: the sixth day” (Genesis 1:31). So, do you take time to create, or are you too anxious to finish? Take time to learn the technique, practice, and when you are confident, do the full project. My father used to say “If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right”, and “Do it right the first time, you won’t need to do it over”. Taking your time saves time, and makes for better projects (by the way, this goes for schoolwork and jobs as well). I have tried to remember and apply his wisdom throughout my life, although, I often remember it too late.

Dad was a mechanic; he enjoyed figuring out what was wrong with a car, truck, tractor, or bus and fixing it. He was a welder as well; he made several useful items for his shops, such as a heater, which burned used car oil and a wood splitter.

So, what do you like to create? Remember who created you and attempt to create something today. Have fun creating it is great for the soul!



Christmas in January?

Wow, it has been a long time since I posted! Back problems, busy, then sick for a month. I didn’t get to make Christmas cards this year, so I thought I would start back up with one. I liked using the Crystal Effects to make the saying pop! This was a fun card to make. So many people ask me how I come up with my ideas, well the truth is I have no idea. They just kind of come together. Some good, others, no so much. Oh well, it is always fun!