Design

Created for Good Works – Ordinary but Effective Ways of Doing Things

Joining again with the #Five Minute Friday group of writers where we write for 5 minutes on a one-word prompt. Today’s word is: Design

I am in awe of our Creator God, the design, the intricate details which He put into His creation and into us. We see it in the detail of the petal of a flower, we see it in the colours of the grasses, we see it in the way our body functions and relies on different organs to work and I’m sure artists and physicists could explain it all far better than I can, but to me it is still wonderful!

We know and can say with the Pslamist:

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful, I know that full well

Psalm 139:14

I also believe that the Creator created us to create!!

Now we may immediately say, “Oh but I’m not artistic”. Did I say God created us to be artistic? No, God created us to create! That may well be to create fine works of art or poetry, of knitting or tapestry, or even cooking or baking.

But so many of us are much more ordinary than that and live ordinary lives, but in the midst of the ordinary we can create space for love and joy; in the midst of the ordinary we can create friendships and relationships; in the midst of the ordinary we can invite God in to create His good work within us and we can be obedient to do those good works God created us to do!

How is God calling you to create and weave His design into your life?

16 thoughts on “Design”

  1. “…in the midst of the ordinary we can invite God in to create His good work within us and we can be obedient to do those good works God created us to do” – beautifully said. FMF #8

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  2. All too often we confuse ‘creative’ with ‘creating!’ We don’t need to be creative, but God programmed us to create things–whether it’s a satisfying relationship with someone else, a math solution, or a beautiful photograph.

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  3. Creating stuff is not for me,
    to my muse I am quite blind,
    and though I do some poetry,
    I write what comes to mind
    based on what another’s written,
    or life’s coming end,
    or the antics of Barb’s kitten
    with her Dachshund friend.
    There’s nowt here that’s original,
    there’s nowt that’s deep at all;
    if creative, it’s subliminal,
    and if I hear the call
    that I am like the great Shakespeare
    I quickly have another beer.

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