WEDNESDAY 28TH DEC.,2016
TOPIC: START THINKING CREATIVELY (2)
TEXT: Romans 4:17 “(as it written, I have made you a father of many nations ) in the presence of him whom he believed–God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did….”
God sees things others don’t, and He talks about them as though they were established facts. ‘God…calls things that are not, as though they were.’ and since you are made in His image, you need to do the same.
In other words, start thinking creatively. So if you’re part of a church or a business that continually throws up obstacles to productivity, forms barriers to originality and puts the brakes on momentum, it’s time to speak up. If nobody will listen, it’s time to pray and ask God if you’re in the right place. An environment doesn’t just ‘happen’, it’s created by the people who live and work in it. People, systems and policies either stoke the fire of creativity or put it out.
Someone once visited the famed teacher and asked whether he could do anything for him. The teacher replied, ‘Only stand out of my light’ and they’d be no different today but don’t expect change to come easily. Insecure leaders tend to penalise honesty and feel threatened by creativity, especially when it suggests there’s a better way of doing things. You owe it to God, to yourself and the people you work with to give it your best shot.
MEDITATION: Hebrews 11:3
STUDY THE BIBLE
LK 3:21-38; EZEK 42&43; ISAIAH 63