We serve a God who created everything we see around us, and even things that are unseen. He made you and me! He created us in His image, giving us a the ability to be creative just like He is. Hmmmm….
I am created in the image of the ultimate Creator. What does that mean for me? Let’s take a minute to look into God’s heart.
God used His creativity to make the world beautiful.
God could have made plants and trees with no beautiful flowers, or at least not colorful ones. He could have created the plants to fulfill the practical duties of reproducing their own kind without the use of colorful flowers. But he didn’t.
Every flower is unique. Every flower is beautiful. There are so many colors, shapes, and sizes of flowers. Our Creator never runs out of ideas.
God could have made all the animals the same. But he didn’t. He made so many different kinds. Beautiful peacocks, majestic lions, delicate butterflies, tiny seahorses. All beautiful in their own way.
God values beauty, and He knows that beauty releases grace and glory. Beauty stirs our senses and allows us to embrace more of His world. The dream of His heart is full of powerful creativity. He is always creating beautiful things. And He created you.
When He made you, He made you beautiful.
He didn’t make you the same as everyone else. He gave you a unique beauty. And he put inside you the ability to sprinkle your world with beauty, creativity, and grace.
Hear Him declare your beauty in the Song of Solomon [4:7-9 NLT]: “You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way…You have captured my heart, my treasure, my bride. You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes, with a single jewel of your necklace.”
As a woman, you have the ability to add beauty to your world every day.
Some may say that it’s impractical or unimportant. But I beg to differ.
When you take a few extra minutes to add that special touch to your eyeshadow, you are embracing the value of beauty.
When you use that spool of wired fall ribbon to decorate your salad bowl on Thanksgiving just because it will look pretty, you are releasing grace and glory in the atmosphere.
When you throw your normal routine out the window for a couple of hours so you can make that craft you’ve been dreaming up [even if your house is still messy], you honor and partner with your Creator in the dream of His heart.
When you take extra time to put just the right outfit together for a special occasion [or just for a day at home], you agree with what God says about you. Yes, I am unique. Yes, I am beautiful.
When you rest in His love and allow Him to cultivate a gentle spirit inside of you, within the hidden person of the heart, His beauty is magnified through you.
Embrace what God says about who you are.
He is beautiful – you are beautiful. He is creative – you are creative. Embrace what He says about who you are.
There is so much creativity inside of you, just bursting to get out! Release that creatvity, and see heaven’s beauty released all around you. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to add a special touch of beauty to your world.
Yes, you are unique. Yes, you are beautiful.
You are releasing creativity and beauty every day to the world around you. Let us know how you are sprinkling your world with grace in the comments below!