The Domino Effect
Proverbs 25:2, "God's glory is shown when He conceals things; a king's glory is shown in his ability to explore the facts of the matter."Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, "There is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil — this is the gift of God."
Have you ever seen a masterfully created domino chain? The first tipped domino causes a chain reaction as the beautiful array falls successively, one after another. The most elaborate setups use hundreds, even thousands, of dominos to create patterns with twists and turns – perfectly falling over and under, around and through various obstacles. It's mesmerizing to watch what took countless hours to create unfold in a matter of minutes.Within the domino display, we see many God-invented creative tactics at work. Among them are order, curiosity, and play. The designer didn't just line them up and hope for the best, but intentionally carved out time to think and plan. They carefully considered the law of physics as they mapped out their creation in an orderly fashion. With a curious nature, they asked questions, observed, and listened to others along the way. And, like all great creatives, they took time to play, to enjoy life away from their art to refresh and refuel before returning to work.God has gifted us all with limitless creative potential. He's placed a passion in our hearts for unique works, arts, hobbies, and interests. What's your "domino chain?" What piques your interest? Whatever it is, pursue it wholeheartedly as you plan, satisfy your curiosity, and — don't forget — play!
Set aside some CREATIVE TIME this week. Do a puzzle, play a game with your family, set up a domino chain, learn something new, or carve out think time to plan your next project or endeavor.
God, The order of Your work is present in everything I see. I'm inspired by the beauty and mystery of Your creative touch in nature. Help me block out time in my schedule to unleash the limitless creativity that You have placed in me, for Your glory. In Jesus' name, Amen.