Most people believe that God guides us. It might be rather a remote and general sort of guidance. But that middle-of-the-night idea, that inspiration that comes unexpectedly, finding a way to free that tangled ball of string that life serves up sometimes — few people would want to deny that this comes from outside ourselves.
We are all made to be creative. Engineers construct solutions to problems and know how to fix things that are not working right.
Cooks improve on recipes and come up with new flavours, new combinations and new ways of preparing inviting food.
Writers, poets and speakers use words creatively in reporting, storytelling, word pictures, teaching and persuading.
Artists use shapes and images, drawn, formed and photographed.
Craftsmen use skills, techniques and tools passed on to them to restore and make new.
And let’s not forget garden landscapers who can turn a plain outdoor enclosure into colourful zones with different moods and living, growing separations.
The question is, where does this creativity come from? Is it part of humanity, or is it a spiritual influence coming to us from the great Creator, who we might not know but whose work is in every landscape, coastline and starry sky?
By your words I can see where I’m going;
they throw a beam of light on my dark path.
Psalm 119:105 — The Message
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:105 NLT