Dear Ones,
Happy weekend! Getting closer to Christmas and I am making more cookies. Today Ann is stopping by and we are meeting with a friend who is going through loss.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  We are all born with innate creativity, and we need to be free to express it in unique ways. We have both a grandson and a granddaughter that are artists and we have lovely pictures in our apartment that they have painted, and I love to gaze at. We may say we aren’t creative or have zero artistic ability and yet if we are encouraged, we may get freed up to express and produce unique original “masterpieces.” We don’t need to stay in the lines, or copy anyone else, but let what is in us, come forth.

  Since we were created in the image of God, we are free to live creatively and to create! We need not compare ourselves with anyone else, for we are an original. God’s work in us is unique and He has put what is needed into us to accomplish His will for our lives. Our grandson is presently making decisions of how his gifts will be used. and our granddaughter works where her artistic ability is valued, and creativeness just oozes out of her.

  Within all of us is creativity that needs to be unleashed; when we live freely in God’s love, peace and joy will flow from Him into us and we may be surprised what flows out of us as a result. Some are creative with words and some with music or sounds etc. Of course, not everything happens overnight so we need not rush but to be patient as we stick with it. Soon fruit becomes evident in our lives, not by our own striving but by the work of the Spirit within us. We must not pay attention to how others view things or try to be just like them, but let our natural juices just flow in our own unique way. The more we are empty of self, the more we are free to live creatively! If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit! (Gal. 5:25)

Challenge for today: Take some time to be creative in a new way today!
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy