I continue to reflect on the names of God to keep my focus more on him and put the current circumstances into context. I realize it is not a matter of minimizing or trying to ignore the anxieties, fears or general awareness of the world around me, but it is all about prioritizing. Especially with the predictions being that this will be a difficult week with a spike in deaths from the coronavirus, I certainly would not want to ignore or make light of the severe difficulty that so many are facing. It just helps me to realize that Jesus is still Lord in the midst of all of it. The name of God that I want to focus on today helps with this.
CREATOR: The implications of God being the Creator are wider than I first thought. Most of the time this title is used in scripture, it is used as a description of God as the originator of the cosmos and our world. This means that:
1. God is the ultimate power source – if he is the creator, then everything and everyone owes their existence to him. Without him, nothing exists. Without God, I am nothing. Without his power, the world as we know it ceases to spin on its axis. He is more powerful than any other and that kind of power has been promised to reside with us and go along with us.
2. God is the source of creativity – Consider this: God is the only one who has ever had a fully, self-generated, creative thought. All the creativity that we express in science, music, the arts or any other area of life is simply a pale reflection of the creative genius that defines God. Our world is a testament to amazing variety. Variety that did not spring from someone else or derive its basis from another but from God’s creativity.
3. God’s creativity is ongoing – God wasn’t simply creative in making this world. His creativity extends into dealing with the situations of life. God is infinitely creative in meeting needs, leading us, connecting with us and working in our circumstances. As we work to adapt to new situations and ways of doing things, remember that we serve a God has more and better ideas than we can come up with on our own.
You might be someone that the world around you calls a “creative type.” Or perhaps you do not think you are creative at all. Take heart and don’t think that one is better than the next. God is the ultimate creator. He is ultimately creative. He is ready, willing and able to pour out that creativity in and through you. So look around you, take note of what is happening, and then follow his lead. You might be amazed at the ideas and actions he leads you to have and do.
Weldon Lemke has been leading Hope Chapel since 2009 with a passion to see people come to know God and grow to maturity in Him.