I have loved math since I was a child. It’s beautiful and elegant. I love that in math, there are no areas of gray. No debate over a right or wrong answer. Math is not subject to others opinions or biases. It is a universal language. It is the great equalizer of education.
Since I am a math person, I have never really considered myself creative. I put myself in a box, an extremely comfortable box, math person. But I’m learning that God does not like boxes. He will not be put in a box and He won’t allow us to put ourselves in a box either.
So he is calling me out of my comfort zone. Stretching me. Asking me to walk on water. Asking me to do things I don’t feel I’m equipped to do. He is asking me to write books and bible studies.
This morning when I was reading about King Solomon I made a connection I had not seen before. It was wisdom that allowed Solomon to write proverbs and songs. The wisdom of God also provides creativity! So here is my prayer:
“Father, I thank you that I have the mind of Christ. Fill me with the knowledge of your will with all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Give me creativity to write books, bible studies, sermons, and math lessons. Give me words to captivate my readers and listeners. Let my readers and listeners see you in my words. Let them be captivated by your beauty and your elegance. Let them fall more in love with you.”
Wharever God has called you to do, ask for wisdom. He will eagerly supply.
God gave Solomon very great wisdom and understanding, and knowledge as vast as the sands of the seashore. He composed some 3,000 proverbs and wrote 1,005 songs. (1 Kings 4:29, 32 NLT)