Step Back and Celebrate

I’m not saying this is normal, it’s just me!

Genesis 1:1-31

Reference: God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. (‭Genesis‬ ‭1‬:‭31‬ NIV)

Explore: My boys’ room was an absolute mess. It was hard for me to see it and not repeat the words of my mother whenever she saw my room growing up: “This room is a PIG STY!”

One of the crazy things I have learned about my adult self is that I love cleaning up chaotic rooms. The issue I have about cleaning up my house is more tied to not having the time rather than not having the desire.

I love sorting things out, finding a space for every item and then seeing a cleared area at the end. I’m not saying this is normal, it’s just me!

The boys’ room had been getting worse and worse and while I had made them responsible for putting things away, I could see there needed to be an adult interpretation of what were toys and what was rubbish.

I finally had a day at home on my own and I set my eyes toward their room.

I emptied everything onto the floor. I had a bag for rubbish and a bag for the Op Shop and I filled them with glee.

It took me the best part of an hour but in the end all the toys were in their assigned boxes, the top of the drawers was clear and everything was neat and tidy. I stood back with pride and saw that it was good.

Application: I know that cleaning up a child’s room is not rocket science, but it’s nice to look back on your hard work and see that it is good. Even God did it.

Don’t get me wrong, my tidying skills are a far cry from God’s creation, but they both come from the same source!

No one can create like God does, but we are made in His image.

Whether it’s coming up with a new idea, making up a good story or finding a creative space for your children’s belongings, God’s gift of creation lives in each one of us. Let us not stifle these skills, but be willing to step back to see that they are good.

Prayer: Lord, it doesn’t take much for me to marvel about Your creation. May I not hold back in exploring my own creative abilities. Amen.

What is the most creative skill God has given to you?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.