October 28, Your Creativity
Today’s reading: Psalms 136-140
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever” - Psalm 136:1.
Psalm 136 was a song used during corporate Temple worship. The leader would probably sing a line and the people would respond with the next line throughout the entire psalm. Someone had to compose this psalm, expressing his creativity as he was led by the Spirit of God. You also have creativity that God wants you to express just like Adam did when he named the animals:
Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals (Genesis 2:19-20).
God did not whisper those names to Adam, nor did He “lay them on his heart or mind.” God directed Adam’s work, but Adam produced those names as an expression of his God-given creativity. Are you expressing your creativity, whether it be to write, sing, paint, rhyme, sculpt, or dance? Is your creativity some other activity not listed on that list? Do you see whatever it is as a divine assignment? How can you develop and release it more regularly and effectively?