Paint by numbers

Week 8 “The Holy Wild”

I just finished reading Kristina’s blog, and I am so impressed by her creativity.  The ideas she comes up with  daily to teach and entertain her kids are so amazing.   I have been telling her to submit her ideas to magazines, I am sure a lot of preschool parents will find them very helpful!

Not only I wish I had her creative ideas, I also wish I could paint like Steve who is a wizard with his oil and brush…

draw like Charlotte…

sing and play guitar like Adge…

tinkle the ivories like Jas…

capture the beauty of  random things with the  camera like Jemia….

bake like Ariella,

cook like Jer….

scrapbook like Mabel and Linda…

Do I sound a little jealous, you bet I am. I do admire and covet the creativity of my friends and my family, and sometimes I do think that God must have missed me while giving it out…

Putting my humility aside, and considering  it rationally, I admit that I am creative in certain thing(s), such as knitting and crocheting. Even though it is following a design, or pattern, and not being original…..I can make something pretty out of a ball of yarn.

The truth of the matter is we are all creative whether or not we see it in us.  As we are made in His image, this Creative God has also instilled creativity in all of us.  When we discover and employ our creativity, it is a way of  expressing God in us  and to worship Him with what is given to us.

I used to think knitting is like painting by numbers, you follow the instructions carefully, and voila, you will get a pretty picture….now that I think about it, even paint by numbers is a way of disclosing God-given creativity in me, and I know that it pleases Him. …

Because  God knits too……

“13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.”

Psalm 139:13-14


About mamaj

mom with two grown up girls, children pastor, avid knitter, coffee-lover, bear-collector. I love reading, hanging out with my girl friends and yes, I am owned by a golden lab, Jaden.

Posted on August 13, 2011, in " Holy Wild". Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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