“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
1 John 4:16b
February has become known as the month of love so I thought it fitting on this first day of February to reflect on the meaning of true love. And I realize that if I want to know anything about love I must go to the source.
So I pour over the pages of the holy book, read for myself the greatest love story ever written. And I pray that the Creator, the One who IS love, will teach me how to love.
“We love because he first loved us.”
1 John 4:19
I invite you to join me this week for Follow Me Fridays.
God is THE Creator and the Bible says that we are created in His image (Gen. 1:27). Which means we all have the seed of creativity planted within us. The question is, how do we get that seed to grow?
So I hear about this lady, Adele Enersen. A new mother who spends her maternity leave staring at her sleeping newborn and wondering what dreams might be floating around in that little baby head.
The question leads to a spark of creativity. And an idea is born.
Using household items, she recreates the dreams she imagines her daughter is experiencing and she photographs her sleeping little one who is the star in each whimsical scene.
Here is a link to the enchanting book with a few of the pictures for you to ooh and aah over.
I have said I want to be more fruitful this year and part of that means nurturing my creativity and seeing what God might produce in and through me. Sometimes we think being creative is too hard or a gift we just don’t possess. Not true.
If there are lessons to be learned by Adele’s example, perhaps #1 would be to simply allow ourselves time. Time away from the noise to think, to ponder our own dreams and to express them in our own unique way.
Will we allow ourselves that time today?
And, #2 seems to be the important “follow through” that I often lack. How many times do we come up with what we think is a good idea only to let it sit on a shelf. Adele put her ideas into action.
Finally, the #3 lesson is to share our inspiration with others.
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” — Albert Einstein