Friday, November 15, 2013

A Million Little Ways

I don't think of myself as a creative or artsy person. I call my sister or friend for advice in matching outfits. I don't pick up a paintbrush unless I'm just copying something. I know my gifts are not in arts and crafts. Even though I enjoy making things, it's not likely any of my projects will end up on Pintrest. So getting a book about how to 'uncover the art you were made to live' wasn't something I was expecting to resonate with.

But this book touched my heart and gave me a new perspective on what art truly is. It made me see that the creativity in the universe comes from the original Author of life and He is one that is crafting a story through us. Or one might say He is an Artist painting a masterpiece. Or crafting a poem, we are His poeima.

I really enjoyed this read and didn't want to hurry through it but savor each bit as I let it sink deep down into my soul. Like I said, I'm not crafty but she explained that since we are made in the image of God and He is a creative creator we will be like Him in that. I loved her image of us a colander and how he pours into us and that his glory is revealed through us in 'a million little ways.'

As we are willing to be used by Him we will reflect his creativity. My favorite part was that she didn't just keep to the typical ideas of what an artist looks like, musicians, writers, painters. She included all the different ways one can serve in this world from CEOs, janitors, or stay at home moms. I particularly resonated with what she spoke about moms and how to live present in the art God is doing through me.

It was a wonderful word picture for me that has inspired me to live more fully alive and aware of all that He is doing around the world.  

I received a copy of this book through the Revell Blogger Review Program, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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