Sunday, January 5, 2014

Creative God

Genesis 1:1-2 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”

Circle one word in each group of words.

Dawn               Mountains        Sun
Dusk                Prairie              Moon
Night                Ocean              Stars

Now describe the scene that your three words create. Only one catch – you can’t use the words you circled in your description. Show the scene. Concentrate more on showing than naming.

God created out of nothing. Writers are charged to do the same with the blank page. God is creative, and you were made in His image. Writers are gifted to create a picture with words.

Extended exercise: Choose an animal. Describe it to someone who has never seen it.


  1. Good post, Paula! My devotion in 31 Devotions for Writers is titled "Making Something Out of Nothing." As writers, we absolutely follow God's example in doing exactly that. But thank God He's there to be our inspiration and our "head writer"! :)

  2. Delia, I'm glad He's there to be my Head Writer. Without His inspiration, I would have nothing to write about.