We Want to be CREATIVE!

If you read the first few chapters of Genesis without knowing anything else at all about God – you would easily conclude that God is CREATIVE.
If you were to go out in your backyard to look at the night sky or spend an hour walking through the woods or watch a spider spin her web – you would be impressed by God’s CREATION.
If you were to witness the birth of a baby and see him take in his first breaths and be received into his mother’s arms – you would marvel at the CREATIVITY of our God.
David, the shepherd – psalm writer noted: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day pour forth speech; night after night display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” Psalm 19:1-4
Paul understood the theological implications behind it when he wrote: “…since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” Romans 1:19-20
One of the most readily apparent attributes of God is that He is Creative.
Being CREATIVE is one of our environmental values at ACC. Perhaps of all our values – this one is the most aspirational; meaning that though we are somewhat creative, we desire (aspire) to be much more creative. Are we not like God when we create for his glory
?We desire our creativity to be seen in our teaching, our worship, our children’s and youth ministries, our music, our website, our blog, our use of our resources and technology and in our connecting with our culture.
I believe God has uniquely designed each of us as a pleasing creative expression of himself. Though you may not consider yourself to be creative – I think you are. You are a one-of-a kind and when you serve him and others with your unique blend of talents, experiences and personality – you create a pleasing testimony to his grace in your life.
We want to be a church that is CREATIVE!
I’m convinced that will make God smile.