Approaching Your Divine Creativity
June 10, 2019
Week 2: Approaching Your Divine Creativity
We are so excited to start our Study Group with this talk by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf! If you haven't read or listened to the talk yet, click here!
"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you."
When we think of creativity or being creative, we can sometimes put too much pressure on ourselves. We forget that we were designed to create! President Uchtdorf says "You may think you don’t have talents, but that is a false assumption, for we all have talents and gifts, every one of us...Creation means bringing into existence something that did not exist before—colorful gardens, harmonious homes, family memories, flowing laughter."
If you think you "aren't creative," change your perspective! Creating isn't about how you are compared to someone else. Creation is just what President Uchtdorf says, making something that didn't exist before. It isn’t reserved for special occasions, it’s an occurrence of everyday life. Creativity can be beautiful, it can be helpful, it can change the world around us and the world within us. It is more than artistic ability and it is something everyone can participate in. A smile, a meal, some words...it can be that simple.
Take some time this week to think about ways you create that you didn't realize before. Say a prayer and ask Heavenly Father to help you recognize your divine potential as a creator, and consider asking Him to help you in developing those skills. He is there for you, and as the ultimate creator, He is the best resource for our own self improvement! I know He is listening and will honor your righteous desires. Happy creating, friends!
A big part of creativity is taking risks and trying something new, so this week, as you study "Come, Follow Me," try something new!
Something as simple as writing in color when you normally write in black, or if you use art to fill your margins, write your thoughts about your studies instead.
Take a minute to look at what other's have been doing in their books, by going to our Instagram page, @lineuponline, searching Instagram with the hashtag #mylineuponline, or by joining our Facebook Group and seeing what others are sharing, here!
Try something you normally wouldn't and see how your impressions change! How are your studies directed by your new use of creativity? You can share your thoughts and pages with us by responding to this email, or by tagging us on Instagram! We'd love to hear and see how a new approach to creativity enhances your studies!
Each week, we spotlight a member of our community! We ask them to send us a page of their recent studies, and what thoughts and feelings they had while recording those impressions! This week, we are hearing from Haley Estes (@ministering.simply and www.ministeringsimply.com)! If you'd like to be featured in our weekly newsletter, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
"The way I use my Line Upon Line New Testament is simple but powerful! It is the key study tool for my family as we have implemented Come Follow Me this year! Each Sunday I sit down with the Come Follow Me Manual and I use the headings for the week as a guide. From there I highlight the stories and write in the margins any important thoughts and questions that are in the manual right onto the pages of my scriptures. When we start our family scripture study on Monday I know from the highlighted pages of my scriptures and the simple prompts in my margins what I want to talk about with my family. Our scripture study has transformed. For the first time, my kids really are learning from the scriptures and remembering the people, the stories, and the lessons. It has been so powerful!"
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