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Use your creativity



'They made an opening in the roof.' Mark 2:4 NIV

All of us are creative in some way. Maybe we like writing, baking, painting, drawing, making music or interacting with others. It's very handy to use our creativity to find a solution. That's what a group of people in the Bible did when they were trying to get their friend in to see Jesus. Their friend was paralysed and they believed Jesus could heal him. But the house Jesus was in was too crowded to even get through the door. So they had a creative thought. 'They made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on' (Mark 2:4 NIV).

Sometimes we can feel like we're stuck in a problem, and that we're not getting anywhere. But God has made us all with the ability to be creative. We are made in his image (see Genesis 1) and he's a creative God.

When we're feeling like we can't move forward, we may need to change our perspective and think outside of the box. This is particularly true in our relationship with God when we feel it has become mundane or a duty. It may mean having to go through the roof instead of the door. There are plenty of alternative, creative ways to connect with God: journal, read books, study theology, worship him through art, music, hospitality or nature. The creative possibilities, because of our creative God, are endless.

So what now? Why not investigate a new and creative way of connecting with your loving heavenly Father.

Soulfood: Rev 19-22 Mark 11:12-26 Ps 129 Pro 12:27-28,

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