Empowered to CREATE (a PINK Tuesday post)

Dove of the Holy Spirit (ca. 1660, alabaster, ...

Dove of the Holy Spirit (ca. 1660, alabaster, Throne of St. Peter, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I had a doorstep conversation this morning with a repeat visitor from a local church. She remembered my name, and she remembered that my work includes Christian education. She didn’t come empty handed today – she came bearing a gift in the form of a book dedicated to refuting the claims of evolution. She told me that people sometimes call her crazy for believing in creation. She thought this book might be of help to me as I teach God’s Word and His ways.

She couldn’t have known that this week, in my world, the focus IS: CREATE.

I will look at the book she left for me – I’m always seeking God’s truth where it can be found – but I refuse to get caught up in defensive conversation about whose understanding of God’s work is more accurate. I’m much more interested in watching His work unfold… today.

THIS is the call of creation! To be aware of God’s ongoing handiwork and to be open to glimpses of His present activity in the people and the world around me.

And once I’m both aware and open, to choose to accept His holy invitation to join in creating a world that reflects His goodness, His glory and His constant efforts at restoring our brokenness through the real presence of the Holy Spirit in our midst.

You & I have been empowered by God to CREATE!

How we direct our creative energy says a lot about who we believe ourselves to BE and what we believe our God can DO.

Barefoot Ministries has created a beautiful curriculum called A World Unbroken. The faith family I live in has adopted this curriculum for the next seven weeks in an effort to find our place in God’s story – beginning at the beginning. Beginning with: CREATE.

Click here to learn more about our efforts to join in God’s continuing restoration-work: CREATE.

6 replies
  1. Cyndie Griffin
    Cyndie Griffin says:

    My personal belief is both – Creation and evolution. Who is to say that “a day” was 24 hours? I DO believe that god created everything we see and don’t see, but I believe it happened over a period of time and there is some basis to what folks believe to be evolution.

    • Pink Shoes Ministries
      Pink Shoes Ministries says:

      Thank you so much for weighing in, Cyndie!
      We miss you so much on Saturday mornings, bright & early!
      And isn’t it SUCH a relief to know that God is bigger than the tension WE CREATE when we don’t see eye to eye?!

  2. Barbie Harlib
    Barbie Harlib says:

    Wow! After reading your blog today and thinking, I realized “I believe in evolution!” You see, the more I immerse myself in God’s Word, the more I am evolving. His Word is making me into a different person than I was just a few days ago! Its amazing! And He really has made me evolve from the person I was a few years ago! So I believe God created everything, every molecule and I also believe I am evolving. I had just never thought of it as evolution!
    God Bless you Brita!

  3. Beth
    Beth says:

    What an interesting way to think about evolution, Barbie! Also, total WOW about the fact that the woman brought in a book on creationism. I’m left thinking about what I am being empowered by God to create.

    • Pink Shoes Ministries
      Pink Shoes Ministries says:

      Beth – YOU ARE CREATING every day that you speak into the life of your sweet little girl! Who YOU ARE is going to translate, one day, into who SHE IS BECOMING! Soak up God’s creative presence this week and allow yourself to see His WOW! moments all around you 🙂


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