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CREATE SPACE AND BE MOTIVATED FOR GOOD WORKS - PART 1

We are created in Christ for good works. In other words, you are God's original idea and masterpiece and you are created to be creative. Creativity has been defined as the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. God created the whole world out of His imagination and it was established with His Word. Creativity is your birth right in Christ and God's Word is that creative tool given to you as creative energy. This is the reason why everything we create is based on the Word of God.



Reference: Ephesians 2:10 New American Standard Version (NASB) 'For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.'





When you read the book of Genesis, you'll notice that when God created the first man, Adam, He gave him His two features His 'image and likeness'. The same thing happened when God created us anew in Christ (Christ Jesus is the second Adam, so to speak; see 1 Corinthians 15:47). God gave us Christ's image, which is divine nature, and Christ's likeness which is divine ability. We have the nature of Christ (2nd Peter 1:4) and His likeness which enables us to act like Him (1 John 4:17).


Therefore, if you were created in Christ by the Creator - for good works, then there has to be some creative power in you. Since you are designed to create good works, it means that God gave you His likeness in Christ. Yes you can pray and fast but the only time you act like your heavenly Father is when you are creative, not when you are praying or fasting. God does not pray and fast; He is a Creator by profession. So He creates. This equally means that creativity in you was not bestowed on the 'image' part of you, but on the 'likeness' part of you.


God had in mind for us to be creative even before He created the heavens and the earth. Think of it this way: In the beginning, when God finished creating everything, He saw that all was good and then He declared, 'I'm done, I can rest on the seventh day.' However, there was no airplanes, no cars, no clothes, and no industries. But as far as God is concerned, He was done with creation; He had to rest. Interestingly, look at all we have today. This is because man has been able to take creation to another level. Creativity is dominion. No wonder after creation, God gave man dominion to rule over all the earth after the likeness and in the image of God (Gen 1:26-28 RSV). Though man lost it, in Christ, it has been restored. He created us in Christ, leaving room again for us to create good works.


Having been created in Christ for good works, good works is not limited to works of righteousness. It also means business intelligence, enterprise, conceiving great ideas and actualising the conception. If you are created for good works, it means that you'll be coming up with ideas which can be established by the Spirit of God through you. Indeed you were created to create, but before you can create anything, you need a space for your creativity or good works. Even God started by creating space before heaven and earth occupied the space. For more enlightenment, consider the questions God asked Job about His creativity in Job chapter 38 and 39, and you'll find out that God made space for everything.


In fact, Job 38:4-7 mentioned specifically that as God was laying the foundation of the earth's creation, the morning stars sang and all the sons of God (angels) shouted for joy. Foundation was laid on the space God created and the morning stars and all the sons of God were singing and rejoicing to motivate Him as He corrected the situation at hand. In other words, creativity requires space and motivation. If God needed motivation and you were created in Christ in the same likeness, it means that you must surround yourself with people and things that motivate you, in order to function properly in your area of good works. Stay tuned for the part two of this topic as you continue to create, incubate and establish that idea.


Scripture Reading - Matthew 5:16; Acts 9:36; 2 Corinthians 9:8; 2 Timothy 2:20-21.


Guided Prayer: Lord God, I thank you for creating me in Christ and ordaining me for good works. On the strength of this knowledge, I am certain and resolute about your great plans for my day, week, month and every year of my life. As I fellowship with the Holy Spirit, I'm motivated and enriched with divine ideas and possibilities that position me to excel and prosper in every good work, in Jesus' Name, Amen!



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