“See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.  And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship. Exodus 31:2-5

What act of creation brings you the most pleasure? Maybe it’s baking those perfect macaroons for your family, or quilting blankets for your grandkids, or painting a picture or composing a song for others to enjoy. I’m sure those artisans who worked on the tabernacle were filled with joy, knowing that the Holy Spirit was right there helping them.

As image bearers of God, we’ve been marked with the gift of creativity by the ultimate creative genius Himself. What’s even more incredible is that the same Spirit who “hovered over the waters” (Gen 1:2) before creation lives inside of you (1 Cor 3:16). That’s right! The designer of The Himalayas, dinosaurs and slow flakes has made you His art studio.

That gives you an incredible advantage as a creator of beauty. You are not alone when you look at that canvas completely stumped. Pray for inspiration. You are not without help when you’re at the piano experiencing writer’s block. Ask for help. You don’t have to give that quilt away randomly. Rely on God to show you exactly who it will bless the most.

God doesn’t just want you to create beauty for Him. He wants to creative beauty with you. Are you keeping Him the center of your creative process?

God, thank You that the Holy Spirit lives inside of me. It’s so wonderful that You give me opportunities to join with You in creating beauty that glorifies You and adds joy to the lives of others. I choose to make You the center of my creativity. Amen.

Take Action

Create something with God. This week when you start or continue a creative project, begin with prayer. Ask the Holy Spirit to partner with you in the creative process.

How do you express your God-given creativity? Share a comment.