If today is your first day joining Finding Christ in the Kitchen, you may want to hop on back to the introduction and move forward..or not! LOL There are printables along the way that will help you with your journey and hopefully some helpful tips that will bring your heart closer to Christ in the Kitchen! If you choose not to go back it is totally ok..I created each day to stand on it’s own.
You’ve heard it before, there have even been books written regarding this subject.. YOU were MADE TO CREATE! Really you are!
For many years I never saw anything creative in me. I didn’t have time to even think about being creative..or so I thought. I mean who has time when you’re a Mom taking care of lots of babies and kids!
When other women would talk about being creative I would feel so discouraged and inferior. Some days I wondered how anyone could have time to even think about doing anything but getting through the day..let alone be creative!
I suppose getting through the day has it’s own creative aspects! LOL
I had convinced myself that I had no creative talents…well, except being a Mom.
Over the course of many years, I began to become aware of how my family and friends would be in awe of something that seemed so easy to me. It was my cooking and meal creations! They marveled at how I could throw together a whole meal that was deelish and eye appealing out of seemingly nothing.
Sure it took work..but God seemed to give me these ideas and I would be able to just create it.
It was even prophesied over me at a huge ministry retreat about my meals! Isn’t that crazy!
I began to see that my creativity lied in food and cooking. I know I’m sloooow. I really didn’t think cooking belonged in the “creative” category. I mean EVERYONE has to cook right?!
Then God led me to this verse:
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts. Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you.” Exodus 31:1-6
You see God is the giver of gifts and talents. He is the one that fills us with skill, ability and knowledge “in all kinds of crafts”!
Cooking is a skill, a craft!
Maybe you ARE creative in other areas but you feel you are not creative in food and meal preparation…the problem..we all NEED to cook don’t we. Yep we do.
What are your creative gifts?
Are you stumped? Ask others what they think you are creative at doing..it’s a good insight when we cannot see our own creativity!
Even your family can help with this..including kids!
Use the printable above if you like, with your family or friends at a get together, each of you do a sheet for one another. It will surprise and bless you to see just how others see your gifts and talents as opposed to how you see yourself! It will be of great encouragement to each of you!
Be blessed today friends!