Our increasing awareness of such great love in Christ leaves us speaking in superlative expressions, just like Paul! There is nothing that can separate us from the love of Christ Jesus for us, for me, and for you.
Romans 8:35-39 35 Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture: 36 They kill us in cold blood because they hate you. We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one. 37 None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. 38 I’m absolutely convinced that nothing––nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, 39 high or low, thinkable or unthinkable––absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. The Message
When I think about Jesus Christ, I cannot help but be passionate about my expression in the revelation of who He is – His beauty, love, majesty, mercy, compassion, and so on and so on. My outward expression of a glorious inward reality of life in Christ – this is Christianity. This is creativity in life.
Right now, we may be veiled to His great love. Let’s open our eyes to see His great love for us through the finished work of the cross and His grace. Love is the source of creativity. Know Him and know His great love for you. Creativity will flow abundantly and beautifully in Christ as we live in the revelation of being in union in Him.
I want to emphasize that creativity flows from the Creator. In that, I am to be creative in Christ. In being creative, people are drawn to that love flowing through me because of the One who lives in me. I take no credit other than to enter into His love, receive this by the Holy Spirit and to move creatively in Christ. How to move creatively? Out of the box of confinement due to other’s opinions of you, their rejection of you, or their outright persecution of you. God loves you and accepts you. Out of the box of confinement to do or to be like anyone other than the one whom Christ created you to be. Creativity is flowing out to draw others to the source within you, Jesus Christ.
Each of us has a sphere of influence in life. Great joy will flow through our life when we find that in that sphere of the day-to-day, we can be conspicuously creative in our actions. It starts with the simple awareness that we are to be led by the Spirit in the ways He chooses to lead us. That means relinquishing our life to live in His life, the life of Christ. This is not dependent on our ability but on His life flowing through us. There simply is no reason for the Body of Christ to be stagnant, apathetic, or mundane. The only reason is simple and clear. Without Christ being the very center of all we say and do, we are off focus and ineffective. It’s all in Christ.
Colossians 1:16-17 16 For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels––everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. 17 He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. The Message