Winter is almost over and spring time is just around the corner. Spring time reminds us that God is a creator who loves to creatively renew, renovate, regenerate, and redeem his creation. Interestingly, the Bible begins with words about God's work in creation (e.g. "In the beginning God created", Genesis 1:1) and ends with words about a new creation in Revelation 21.
What we sometimes miss is the connection that we share with God's creative power. Just as God is a creator, so too do we possess the ability to create, procreate, and recreate--it's a part of the image of God which we all share (Genesis 1:27).
Recently, I have been re-reading a book by Wayne Grudem entitled, Business for the the Glory of God. Grudem promotes the idea that all areas of life including business can be conducted for the glory of God. In other words, it is not just pastors, youth pastors, and missionaries who share in a divine call to give God glory with their life--we all share this call!
Doctors, lawyers, teachers, business women, artists, craftsmen, and coaches are all called to creatively utilize God-given gifts to reflect God's glory and give God glory with their life.
This has profound meaning for our daily lives . . . it means that creativity, innovation, imagination, and productivity glorify God. How will use your gifts and talent? What work will will you produce to reflect God's glory and give God glory?
At Heritage, we want each student to understand their unique value and opportunities to reflect God's glory in their studies and future careers. Perhaps a Heritage student will innovate a new manufacturing process or invent a medical device to save lives. To God be the glory in all things!
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." ~ Colossians 3:23-24