I recently started a Bible study about the names of God. I’m always fascinated by the many character traits of the names and titles of God. The names recorded in scripture carry so much significance. To study them gives us a picture of the almighty God, who is on one hand king, but also accessible to every one of us if we seek him out.
The first name I came upon is Elohim- God, the mighty creator. In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth. Genesis 1:1. Quite a way to meet our God as we begin the journey through the Bible. The name tells of God’s creative power, but also his authority to speak words that would create a world from nothing. Then, as we continue through Genesis, we see how God fashions light from darkness, sky and waters, ground and seas, vegetation, day and night, animals and man in His image. You’ll never be able to convince me that the earth was created by accident. Not with all the intricacies we see every day in the world around us. In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. Psalm 102:25
As an author, I understand creating. I come up with a story premise. From there I must flesh out the story, create a plot, characters, conflict. I take a myriad of ideas and pick out what works for the next story I will be working on. Let me tell you, this doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to make sure every aspect of my story will work together. That’s just the beginning. After the ground work is laid, I will write the story, which takes on another layer of creativity. And after the book is written, there are revisions to make it the best version it can be. This takes months to accomplish. God created the earth, and everything in it, in six days.
There are many other outlets of creativity beyond writing. I’m sure every one of us can look at a family member or friends and see God working through them. We are made in the image of God, after all. Being creative does not only mean being an artist, look at those who research, those who plan cities and roadways, those who find ways to make life better for people around them.
I’ll leave you with this scripture. I pray you take a few minutes to ponder our wonderful creator, Elohim, as you go about your day and experience His greatness all around you.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40: 28-31
Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of sixteen novels. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Look for her next Harlequin Heartwarming romance, THE LAWMAN’S SECRET VOW, available August 2018. Visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TaraRandelBooks. Sign up for Tara’s Newsletter and receive a link to download a free digital book.