Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
I don’t know about you all but sometimes I just erupt into this ball of creative energy. It’s like everywhere I turn, my desire to create increases and my concentration upon the task at hand decreases. It’s very rare that you meet someone who is full of creativity and logic at the same time. I was talking to my brother about myself and I said, “You know bro, I’m full of contradictions- housing both boldness and insecurity. I’m a walking oxymoron.” I think those who hold creative mindsets, ideas and etc are walking oxymorons- mixed with things that don’t make sense but just happen to work!
But what about after I’ve hit the high of creation, well I quickly become super sleepy for a few days. It’s like my body can only handle the creative process for 24 hours and then I am drained longing to recoup so that I can do it all over again. I believe that is why the Father longs to teach me rest because even he at the height of his creative power- he created man and was so as I could imagine it drained of himself and decided to rest. He took that seventh day to rest! He placed everything he could into the creative process and then recouped to begin the process all of again.
Wow, that’s encouraging! God placed all of himself into the creation of us that is was imperative that he rested. So what is the aftermath of creativity, I would argue that it is the necessity for rest! Creativity fuels the necessity to rest and when we operate and create but don’t rest we burn ourselves out before we can relish in the work of our hands. So, I encourage you all to create, accept the contradiction that you are and embrace the ability to rest- for God being love and judgment, fire and cloud, peace yet a man of war teaches us that contradictions are not only good but difference should be celebrated. Create yet rest!
Until next time,