A Note on Creativity & Formation

Reading this morning from one of my favorite journals, Weavings, and came across this wonderful statement in an article called "Heart: Lost and Found" by Jane M. Herring. Herring talks about her difficult journey of developing writing into a spiritual practice, and then says this:

I discovered more and more artists and writers who lived the creative life as a devotion, an offering to God: surrendering their art to God in order to be formed in God's will, connecting the human heart's desire to the heart of Jesus Christ. They shared with me a sacred vision: from the seemingly chaotic life of the writer and artist can come the elegance of the Spirit's ordering, God molding and creating us through our own acts of creativity. (44-45)

May you engage in creativity today that draws you closer to the heart of God, where nothing can stay the same.