Participating in the creative act helps us to see ourselves as we are and as we might become. Like prayer, the creative act draws us into the authentic life that awaits us and into our fulfillment in God. Creativity, an essential tool for shaping the soul, provides a pathway to the fierce truth of our life. Those traveling the spiritual road who yearn for the healing of life’s deepest hurts, the fulfillment of immeasurable longings,or the profound peace found only in life with God need all their creativity to complete the journey.
—Karla M. Kincannon, Creativity and Divine Surprise: Finding the Place of Your Resurrection (Upper Room Books, 2005)
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Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
—Psalm 25:5 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
Help me discover my God-given creativity and find the sacred in each God-given moment.
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