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The Mystery Subject

 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)

Mystery 1Can you guess what I’m drawing in this picture?

Some see the mystery subject at first glance. Others study it for a long stretch of time before figuring it out. Still, others shake their heads and go on with life quite unconcerned about it.

Those of you who want to know what I’m drawing will return to see the finished painting.

The point is I look at myself the same way. I struggle to see the “whole picture” wonder what God is up to in my life, what He’s creating in me. Sure, the Bible says I’m being fashioned in the image of Christ. But honestly, I don’t see it … not much anyway. I see failures, procrastination, disappointments, insecurities, and fears. No of the like are found in Jesus.

Maybe, I’m focusing the chippings that have dropped on the floor instead of the resemblance of His Son the Father is forming in my heart.

The fact is God has not revealed to any of us what we will be. But we can rest assured that we will be like Christ when He appears. And that’s really all we need to know.

How about you? What do you think I’m drawing on the picture above? More importantly, what do you sense God is creating within you?

See you in a twinkling,

Brenda K. Hendricks

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C is for Creative

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

Creativity on the Loose

Creativity on the Loose

Continuing with the Alphabet Challenge, I chose Creative for my C word.

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I enjoy being creative—painting, drawing, writing, sewing, crocheting. If it has to do with using my hands to make something, I’ll give it a try.

Creativity fascinates me most because it’s our inheritance from our Father. Almighty God created us in His own image. Our ability to create proves it.

Yeah I know, other animals create stuff. Take the beaver for example. He builds damns. Pretty ingenious for a critter. But that’s the extent of the beaver’s creative abilities. He cannot design a bridge. Likewise, a spider can spin a web, but she can’t spin yarn to crochet an afghan. Birds construct nests of various shapes and sizes depending on their needs. But they’re limited to the “blueprint” of their species and lack the knowledge to change the pattern, let alone erect a skyscraper.

Humans are the only living creatures with the intelligence to create, design, build, erect, and weave new patterns from our imaginations. It’s quite an honor, don’t you think?

And don’t you dare think for one minute you don’t have a creative mind. Because you do. You may not be an artist, musician, writer, or performer. But you do creative things every day. Cooking, cleaning, gardening, arranging furniture, setting the table all take creative skills. Helping others resolve problems requires creativity. See what I mean? There’s not much the human mind determines to do that doesn’t take creative thinking to perform.

Creativity is a wonder gift from our Creator.

How about you? What word beginning with the letter C comes to your mind when you think of God?

See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks