CREATE SPACE AND BE MOTIVATED FOR GOOD WORKS - PART 2
God is the God of all creation. To create, to form, to shape and to make, are always of God. That's why we are all creative either in a negative way or in a positive way. Whichever way, we are creative. This is also because all aspects of human discipline cover the relations between creativity and general intelligence. Sometimes the reason we've not been able to display creativity is that we are still in the boat. And until we leave the boat, we cannot walk on water. The English word creativity comes from the Latin term 'creare', which is "to create, make".
Reference: Ephesians 2:10 New Living Translation (NLT) 'For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.'
Notice the phrase, 'created us anew'. That's the reason we are called the 'new creation'. In other words, we are a fresh idea from God. The Adamic idea expired when Christ came. We arrived as new products and masterpiece, so we can create good things He planned for us long ago.
Genesis 1:1-2 says, 'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.' If you observe each verse properly, you'll notice that in verse 1, God created the heaven and the earth. Then watch this: the second verse says, 'And the earth was without form and void, which suggests an empty space. That means, the earth God created in verse one was an empty space, full of darkness. He created space for the real stuff.
Did you know that before any building constructions, you have to secure and create enough space for the building? You must have in place, property consisting of lands. After that, you can develop it. Even when you desire to receive from God, you have to create space for your desire. When Jesus attended a wedding feast at Cana in Galilea, there was a creative miracle that took place. It was a happening wedding, so the Master went with all of His disciples, including His own mother. When the wine ran out, Jesus' mother said to Him, "They have no more wine." Jesus replied, "My hour has not yet come, meaning that the time is not yet ripe." So Mary anticipated the creativity and signalled the servants to prepare and create space for the miracle.
Space was created for the wine miracle - Six stone water jars had been set there for the Jewish rites of purification and each jar could hold from twenty to thirty gallons. Then Jesus told the servants, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim (see John 2:1-7). Elisha also created a miracle by ensuring enough spaces were created for the products. He said to a woman , "Go around and ask all your neighbours for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side." She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. When all the jars were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another one." But he replied, "There is not a jar left." Then the oil stopped flowing. By creating space for her miracle, she established her own business (see 2 King 4:1-7).
You are created for good works; therefore you must learn to create space and stay motivated for creativity. Sometimes when a highly prophetic word for your desired miracle comes to you, don't always wait for it to fall into your hands because there are forces out there that contend for it. You must do something about it. Mary prepared the mind of the servants for the wine creativity. You can secure the miracle first, by creating a space for it. How? You can run with it as a written vision. You can also carve its channel of arrival with your seed. You serve a God that cuts a channel for the torrents of rain and a path for the thunderstorm and you are made in His likeness (see Job 38:25).
Scripture Reading - Genesis 2:15; Exodus 35:35; 1 Chronicles 22:15-16; Proverbs 4:23; Psalm 90:17; Proverbs 22:29; Matthew 25:16.
Exuberant Declaration: I'm always inspired and motivated to be creative because I'm a product of God's creativity in Christ, specially designed for good works. I think inventiveness and my mind is trained for innovation, inspiration and artistry, as I function in God's Word. I sustain a more integrated and balanced approach to divine insights, having in mind that my creative ability and influence are powered by the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!