created to create

We are Called to Create

Codye ReysteadComment
So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them (ESV). 

Genesis 1:27 is the firm foundation on which creativity has been established. With this in mind, if the Creator, who created mankind, has created you in His own image, what does that make you? It makes you a creator

God is the Author of all. He creates life. He gives life. He breathes life. This is the incredible nature of our loving Creator God, who with great joy and precision created you in your mother’s womb. 

You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside and my intricate outside, and wove them all together in my mother’s womb. I thank You God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking! It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me, Lord! You even shaped every bone in my body, when You created me in the secret place, carefully, skillfully shaping me from nothing to something! You saw who You created me to be, before I became me! Before Id’ ever seen the light of day, the number of days You planned for me, were all recorded in Your book. (Psalm 139:13-18 TPT) 

You are a living expression of His marvelous and wonderfully complex creative workmanship. You have been intentionally created by the Master Artist. Therefore, because you were made with such great intention, you have destiny and favor written upon your life. 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT). 

You are destined for destiny. It doesn’t matter the conditions that may have existed when you came into this world. It doesn’t matter why your parents came together or whether they are still together. What matters is God etched plan and purpose in your innermost being. It’s no accident you are on this Earth. You were created with a spiritual destiny to discover and then explore; and most certainly, a creative destiny has been written into your DNA. 

As His creations, we have been designed to bear the image of our Creator God, therefore, mankind is designed to be creative. We have been made to be visionaries with God-given imaginations, remarkably created to be a living expression of God’s creativity released on Earth. Furthermore, each one of us has been designed by the Creator of the universe to be innovative and unique—to live an inspiring story and take remarkable journeys with our Creator. We have been created to be creative

Each of us carries the creative DNA of our Maker. Even if you have no idea what His creativity within you may look like, or how it is to be expressed, it is undoubtedly, irrevocably there. The joyful journey of this life is actually a process of discovering the unique creativity God has placed in you.

Even if you’ve never thought of yourself as creative, God says, “It’s there. I wove it into your very DNA...you were made in the image of your Creator.” 

I have often heard people say, “I’m not ‘artsy’...“I’m not creative”...“I can’t paint”...“I can’t sing”...“I can’t dance.” The list goes on and on. “Artsy” is a worldly term that is often considered synonymous with “creative.” This book exists because the Father wants to redefine creativity and restore it to its original position and purpose. In God, being creative is for everyone, and in everyone. 

In fact, if we truly believe the written Word, specifically Genesis 1:27, we are not at liberty to say we are not creative. As children of God, we carry the creative DNA of our Father. Whether you have discovered your personal creative expressions or not, they are there because you have been made in the image of God. Your DNA holds the creative DNA of your heavenly Father. 

God’s creative power cannot be contained. His creativity is limitless in its expressions. Therefore, as the children of God, we are destined to be unique and innovative. Even our physical bodies are constantly creating—our cells continually make new cells to replace the old. New thoughts are even now creating new ideas in your brain. As a matter of fact, God designed mankind to create even as we sleep! 

It is also important to realize that God creates originals only—never a carbon copy. He created you to be unique. As He knit you together in your mother’s womb, He wove into your DNA one-of-a- kind creative expressions for you alone. Your creative expressions are unlike those of anyone else on Earth. 

You are a much loved child of God. You are a prized masterpiece in the Almighty’s gallery. Heaven declares you are made in the image of your Creator; therefore, you are a carrier of the creative DNA of your heavenly Father.

You have been “fearfully and wonderfully made” (see Ps. 139:14 NIV) and meticulously crafted to bear specific creative treasures gifted to you by your Maker. You have been made to radiate with His creativity simply by being who He created you to be—a unique and irreplaceable reflection of Himself. Not to mention, the creativity He has placed within you brings Him great joy and delight. Your unique expressions of creativity—both discovered and undiscovered—were designed in His good pleasure. Therefore, it is in God’s good pleasure for you to create—to think creatively, to live creatively, to speak creatively—for creativity to become your lifestyle. Even more wondrous is knowing that we have not only been given the permission, but also great favor, to be innovative, imaginative, visionary, and inspiring. 

In these days, the heart of God is resonating deeply to awaken the creativity He has placed at the core of His beloved creation. Because God- driven creativity has the capacity to unlock doors of encounter for others to walk through in the heavenly realms, God yearns to not only restore creativity to its right and powerful position in Jesus but also for His children to learn how to both host and release. His creative power here on Earth. Thus, the creativity within us carries a divine potential to change the world we live in. 

Imagine what could happen, if we truly began to live our lives believing and knowing that each of us has been lovingly signed by the Master Craftsman. 

Codye Reystead