by Christina Hubbard
Set within you.
Walk Confidence Boulevard.
God’s trees release their colors
Falling in your hair,
On your shoulders,
At your feet.
Love from a Fellow Creative
In those times when I wonder if what I make is good enough; when I compare what I make to others’ work; when I get consumed with wondering if others will like what I do; in those times I try to refocus on the reasons why I create.
For me, creativity and the act of creating are about the process. And the process serves two purposes. The first, and main one is that creating is an act of worship. We were created by God who is Creator. We were created in His image to be creators ourselves. So when I walk through the woods with my camera or sit down to cut and glue and paint in my art journal, I find that these activities become spiritual acts – no different than when I sit down to read my Bible or pray. I connect with God in these times and through these practices. And, more often than not, God speaks to my heart in the process.
The other purpose of the process for me, as an introvert, is about restoring the energy I have used up in the outer world. Gaining knowledge of how I am put together has been so beneficial in enabling me to keep on going through the stressful and busy times of being in fulltime ministry. Art time and time taking photos outside refuel my mind and soul.
My husband often encourages me with a phrase used to encourage baseball pitchers: trust your stuff. Remember why you create. Remember Who you create for. Know yourself and trust your stuff.
-Mary Brack, art journaler & photographer.
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
How will you follow the Creator’s call this week?
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