Created to be Creative
Chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis tell of the Creation, including Man.
Man was created to be a creative being. Everything one does requires a creative effort. Because man’s creativity is primarily an intellectual activity that is silent and provides no physical sign except possible eye movement we take for granted the amazing gift to focus on an objective and proceed to create its reality.
To convert one’s thought or mental vision into reality requires the activation of our emotions which is a modern term for our spirit. A low level of activity on the part of an individual is described as “depression.” During a period of depression our emotions (spirit) are turned inward and avoids verbal or physical activity. An opposite hyper activity reflects one’s emotions out of control, such as the manic individual.
Creative thought expresses itself in physical movement which might be a form of work, artistic effort or a seeking of pleasure.
Creative thought also expresses itself in spoken communication so that the thoughts of the mind (one’s creative self) become externalized in the form of alfa or numerical sounds. Creative thought also transfers its content to written form, such as language, math, music, art, etc.
Creative thought also expresses itself in the use of tools such as the pick and shovel, musical instruments, the surgeon’s scalpel, etc.
In order for creative thought (ordinary and extraordinary) to move beyond the mind it must be powered by one’s emotions, often called feelings, also one’s spirit.
In order for creative thought to reach another person or animal it must be transferred to language and powered by emotion. The intensity of the emotional content predicts the level of the response from the recipient of the creative thought. The creative effort and attending emotional content (spirit) may range for soft tender loving expression to loud, uncontrollable and murderous rage.
Man is connected to his environment by his creative mind – His creative mind is expressed and moved to reality y his ability to: communicate and his ability to ignite his thoughts with emotional content (spirit).
All experience (memory) contains creative content, communication and emotion.
Man might have creative thought (negative or positive) which is controlled and goes unexpressed such as unstated compliment or feeling of anger. Man is not only connected to his physical universe by his creative mind, his communicating skills and his emotions (spirit) but these three elements of his nature connect him to the Spiritual Universe also. Prayer, reading the scriptures, doing good works, teaching, singing, artistic expression all require the creative mind expressed by action (communication) powered by emotion (one’s spirit).
Reflecting the Creator
The three elements of man’s nature which are present in a finite way describe the nature of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit which is finite. These three elements are also the part of man which is invisible and will be present (though in expanded form) in this celestial body.
By looking at oneself as created in God’s image one sees the presence of the Father (Creator), the Son (the Word) and the Holy Spirit (the power) of creation.
Upon obeying the Gospel of Christ one becomes dead to the world – buried in water, resurrected to a new life, placed in the spiritual kingdom (spiritual body of Christ) encouraged to walk in Christ’s steps (imitate Jesus) guided by the Spirit (instructed by the Scriptures) partaker of the Lord’s supper (taking Christ’s body and blood into one’s self).
Thus man as a creative being presents the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit in a visible form by his own creative mind, his spirit of love (imitating Jesus) and his word (verbal message). The good works in Jesus’ name are alike the miracles of Jesus.
Faith in God, the love of Jesus and power of God’s Spirit transform a self-centered, lost soul into a kind, thoughtful, loving individual who has become a partaker of the Divine Nature.