Being Woven

Create…Creativity

God created each of us in His image to be creators of something
beautiful.  Allowing Him to flow through us makes for creations to exist,
to come to life.  From early ages, creativity flows in us for we are
children just come from God and then we flow with Him.  As we age, this creativity
can be stumped, stifled, or even staged.  God needs for us to allow Him
freedom.  He wants us to create as He creates. 

‘Heaven lies about us in our infancy!
Shades of the prison-house begin to close
Upon the growing Boy,
But he beholds the light, and whence it flows,
He sees it in his joy;’
William Wordsworth 

To Create:  bring (something) into existence
• cause (something) to happen as a result of one’s actions
• (of an actor) originate (a role) by playing a character for the first time.
• invest (someone) with a new rank or title
(ORIGIN late Middle English (in the sense [form out of nothing,] used of a
divine or supernatural being): from Latin creat- ‘produced,’ from the
verb creare.)

           
Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it. 
(Proverbs 22:6 ESV)

 

 

Scribbling and drawing as a little child 


‘Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once he grows
up.’ 
Pablo Picasso

 

 
Writing stories

‘If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the
companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the
joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.’ 
Rachel Carson

 

Playing the clarinet

 

…and bassoon in high school
‘Creativity
includes drawing and painting, but it is more than just art. Creativity
includes having fun and playing, but it is more than just fun and
games. Creativity provides an exciting way for children to become
intrinsically motivated, to find joy in the ordinary, and to discover
their hidden talents. All children possess creativity.’  Steve Dahlberg
Macrame plant holders, a window curtain

‘The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are
permitted to remain children all our lives.’  
Albert Einstein

 

Teaching first grade,
preparing lessons that I hoped would inspire learning,
teaching children one-on-one in a manner that would inspire confidence and learning, especially to READ

‘Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.’ 
Walt Disney

 

crocheting baby blankets,
…and a big one for my Mama’s Mother’s Day
‘Life begins as a quest of the child for the man and ends as a journey by the
man to rediscover the child.’ 
Laurens Van der Post
    For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.

(Psalm 139:13-18 ESV)
Creating me involved such intricacy, details beyond my comprehension.
Only God could put me together and He did.
He knit me.
He wove me.
He created me.
So God created man in his own image,in the image of God he created him;male and female he created them.(Genesis 1:27 ESV)
LORD, thank You for creating me and for giving me a creative mind and heart.  I can become the Linda You made when I allow You to continue to mold me and to make me…in Your creative ways.  I can become the Linda You desire when I allow You to flow through me giving me the touch of creativity in whatever You desire for me.  I am so grateful for the opportunities to try various things even when I did not do some of those things well.  I learned and I created.  I needed to try and to find out that I can fail and still be wonderfully loved by You.  You have continued to create through me whether it is in crocheting a blanket, being kind and loving to the elderly, write words on a page or here at “Being Woven”.  You are my Creator for which I am most blessed.  In the Beautiful Name of Jesus, Amen.  

 

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