"Put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator."
There is creativity all around you. So how do you tap your children or yourself into it? First and foremost you have to realize that all creativity comes from the 'Creator'. It is His gift to us. We experience the renewing of creativity as we put faith in His word.
In Colossians 3:10 the Lord tells us that we are to 'put on the new self'. In Christ we are amazingly 'NEW' and that 'newness' is being 'renewed in the image of the Creator'! We are re'newed' in Christ. Amazing...
First, to be renewed means to cause to come to maturity and 'make new'. It also means we are given new strength and vigor and we are changed into a new kind of life opposed to the former self. We have been renewed into who the Creator has designed us to be through Jesus and we have been renewed into creativity!
Secondly, we are renewed "in the knowledge". This word knowledge means 'precise and correct' KNOWING of the Divine! We are being 'renewed in the knowing of the Divine Creator'! We are renewed in every area of our lives through Him. He creates us a-'new' into His wonderful designs. we are renewed by His spoken creative word.
Thirdly, we are strengthened and invigorated in the precise knowing of the 'image' of the Divine. We've all heard we have been created in the image of God. Well, this word means we are renewed to God, His divine nature and moral excellence and in the likeness of Him. As Christians, we are transformed into the 'blessed' state that Jesus Christ possess and has given us. We have become 'one image' which is His image, because of His power and command.
In Colossians 1:15-16, says, "the Son (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible... All things have been created through Him and for Him."
Through Him came all creation. The word 'ktezo' is this word in Colossians. This word defines the word 'creator or creative'. The word tells us that the world is framed by the Lord's powerful word and His creativity. It surrounds us. This word means, to make a place that is habitable, as God creating the world, and means to 'form, shape, completely change or transform' a thing. It means we are creatively renewed by God Himself... We are surrounded by creativity!
We find that in Jesus Christ, the creativity of God the Father, even the expression of His image and His creativity is working by His power in and through us. We are transformed and renewed by the creator and creativity is all around us. All we need do is tap into it by faith.
Creativity is there for you to experience and allow to work within your life. His creative power is at work, designing you and your children, and giving you the unique ability to express. Simply, step out, step in, and 'be creative'. By faith you will find His creative gifts change your life as you tap into the reservoir of the 'creative Life and ability' He is always giving.
So give you and your children the chance to be creative... Tap into Jesus and His creative power!