Message – Sunday, October 3, 2021

My Brothers and Sisters,

I share with you a commentary from”The every day Life Bible” from the passage Genesis 2:18-24

Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky.  He brought them to Adam to see what he would name them; and whatever he called each living creature, that was its name.”  Genesis 2:19

 I cannot imagine what a job it must have been for Adam to name all the birds and animals.  He certainly had to be creative to do that! 

I could go on and on about how diverse and imaginative God was in creation, but I am sure, if you think it, you will agree that our God is awesome not only in his power and his love but also in his creativity.

Simply take a walk and look around.  Watch something about nature on a DVD or on television.  Find out what is in the ocean, or learn about how bees and flowers work together.  Then realise that the same Holy Spirit present at creation is living inside you. 

So much creativity lies within each one of us, and we need to learn to tap into it and express it without fear.  Often, instead of exercising creativity, we keep repeating the same things even when we are bored with them, simply because we are afraid to step out and do something different.  Even if we like the familiar, we must remember that we all need variety in        our lives.

Some people keep the same job or live in the same area all of their lives because they feel those environments and activities are safe.  Even if they have their jobs and feel unfulfilled, at least they know how to do their jobs (they’re familiar) and are comfortable with them – and the thought of getting other jobs is terrifying to them!  In other cases, people do want to make changes in their lives, but they do not want to fail at something new, so refuse to try and they stick with the familiar.

I  do not encourage people to pursue every whim that crosses their minds or to latch onto every fad that comes their way.  But there is a definite time to step out of the ordinary – out of the comfort zone – and into new things.

God has created us to need diversity and variety.  We are designed to require freshness and newness in our lives, and there is nothing wrong with feeling that you “just need a change.”  On the other hand, never being satisfied and always trying the next new thing is another type of problem.  Stay within reason, but do not be afraid of the new.  Embrace the fresh and different opportunities, experiences, and environments God brings your way.  He is a creative God; His creativity did not stop in the Garden of Eden, but is still active today as he continues to shape and refine the wonderful creation he is making in you!  

Think on these things!’