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AYRI- Adding Life to Year 29 (CREATIVITY)

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4 (NIV)

The word for this month, creativity, was a similar experience to last month for me where my assumption for how this would look in my life was vastly different from the reality. God expanded my thoughts on what creativity looks like, showing me from His perspective.

This month I had the opportunity to be part of a women’s group which brought together a diverse group of women plus our facilitators to walk through the process of creating a vision board. At the core, they provided a safe place where we could get away, plug into God, connect with each other and learn more about ourselves. For those few hours, it was like a little oasis in middle of a desert. It was unlike anything I had experienced before.

So how exactly does this link to creativity? For me it wasn’t in the obvious- creating a pretty vision board. God took me deeper showing me His heart in this group that He assembled. It was about the creativity and uniqueness in each of us who participated. There was a variety of age ranges and backgrounds with a common love for God and with that as our base, it resulted in a beautiful environment created where freedom was championed, healing unfolded, openness and vulnerability took centre stage and love underpinned everything from start to finish. It was true creativity which broke through the typical to become transformational.

On a personal level, God used the sessions to usher me into a new season in my life, one for which I wasn’t aware that I was already on the brink. I know that God will continue to take me through this healing journey that He has me on but I’m also excited about what else He has in store for me.

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So what’s next for me from here? What does it mean for me to add creativity to this season?

Adding Creativity to Year 29- Practically

  • Complete my vision boardGod gave me the concept for my board but I still need to gather the pieces to complete this.
  • Focus on the aboveGod’s been dropping little tidbits in my spirit reminding me of the bigger picture.
  • Love completely– God has also been teaching me more of His heart and love for us as His children.

What does God want to teach you about the creativity?

 

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2 Comments

  1. Janelle M says:

    To God be the glory ! Amen

    1. Yes, amen! Thanks for the comment.

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