Creation and expression

Is it just me, or is creation an amazing thing? I don’t care if it was made in the Biblical week, or over millions of years. My opinion is that it is wonderful and a miracle however God made it. I don’t get into any arguments about it, because there is no need to spend any time debating the idea. When I get into eternity, He will tell me Himself how He created me, and that is good enough for me.

I love worship that is based around thankfulness, which those around me know already. I love to thank my Father for who He is and what He has done.

Alongside my love of creation, is a love of creativity in how we worship and the creative side of being human coming out in the various forms to praise our Father. This can express itself in many ways including backdrops, media, pictures, new songs, old songs which are new to your congregations and many other ways. I feel that creation itself is so expressive, that we can use it as a praise and worship also. The mighty waves of the sea. The calm of a forest with the sun shining through the trees. The wonder of childbirth and hearing the new babys cry. The beauty of a sunrise or sunset. Many things can and do glorify our God.

If we are just beginning to try to be creative in worship, we all need to be able to be uplifting and encouraging. Bad criticism can knock a young worship leader back for sometimes a long time before they even start trying to be creative again. Then we can get stuck in a rut that doesn’t take us any further forward in our worship. God made us to be creative. He made us expressive. We are not robots singing on a Sunday or during our services. Creativeness should be encouraged and allowed to  grow within set boundaries that the leadership of the Church agree with you on. Allow mentors to be there for the people to be able to go to for advice and prayer.

If we can’t be creative within the Church, where else can we be creative? If we can’t worship our God in a creative and expressive way, how can we worship

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ropheka
    Mar 24, 2014 @ 23:39:06

    It is easier to tear down but more rewarding to build up. Jospeh- Anthony: Green
    I have found this so true on both sides of the coin

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    • The Minstrel's Wife
      Mar 29, 2014 @ 17:57:49

      our church is trying to pray in a more encouraging attitude to each other. much easier to be critical and takes discipline to be encouraging.x thank you for your lovely comments. they are really appreciated.

      Reply

  2. "light and salt"
    Mar 28, 2014 @ 16:26:35

    Isn’t God’s world and universe just awesome and so marvelous! How can we look around us without praise in our hearts for a Being who can make such things…

    He deserves all praise!

    Steve Pejay

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  3. cgdtaylor
    Apr 05, 2014 @ 13:32:44

    Many thanks for this post. I remember hearing that when the actress Maureen Lipmann’s husband was dying, he still liked to go outside and say – How wonderful all this is. We don’t say thank you nor appreciate God’s creation enough!

    Reply

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