STUDY AND DELIGHT IN THE WORKS OF OUR LORD!
Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. —Psalm 111:2
Much is invented by studying and delighting in the works of our Lord. A few examples-
Affectionately known as the ‘Plant Doctor,’ George Washington Carver’s faith was a key component in his inventions. As a science enthusiast, he once asked God to tell him the secrets of the universe, but instead God pointed him to something much smaller – the peanut.
The secrets Carver discovered led to the invention of hundreds of new discoveries including – peanut butter, cosmetics, paint, oil, marble, plywood, and even the dye used in Crayola Crayons. All of his inventions Carver humbly attributes to the Creator having often said, “The Lord has guided me,” and “without my Savior, I am nothing.”
Gary Starkweater, inventor of the laser printer, encourages believers to think biblically about their work. As an engineer and inventor, he’s worked with some of the leading technology innovators to include: Apple, Microsoft, and Xerox. He credits the success of his inventions to the guidance and inspiration of God.
“I believe that to a great extent, the creativity we possess is because the Creator put it there, ” says Starkweather. “God put things [in us] as tool developers and creative individuals and I think it has to please him when He sees us use those faculties to make something completely new.
Award winning chef, Mary Hunter tells the New York Times that all of her recipes are divinely-inspired, “I don’t have a cookbook,” she said. “God gives me my own. Prayer is “where I get 99 percent of my recipes.”
One day Hunter says God gave her an out of the box idea: a marinating stick that outperforms herbal injectors restaurants typically resort to. The idea took time to fully come into fruition – it was first given in 1994 and took nearly two decades to make its way into the stores – it was worth the perseverance.
Yes, by studying and delighting in the great works of God He then gives ideas to people and they then are able to create. Study God’s Works. Delight in them and allow Him to give you creative ideas.
Dear Father Your Creation is a marvel at the microscopic level or marcroscipic level. Oh, may I ponder them more to be more creative. Yes, Father, may I put time aside to consider Your Creation. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-zJHgaoVa4