This Week in Motion :: You can use what God gave you to solve problems.

August Series: When we look outside and see the beautiful world around us, we’re reminded that God is great, powerful, and creative. Jesus used creativity in the way He told parables, performed miracles, and helped His followers understand more about what it means to be part of God’s kingdom. We’re created in God’s image and can solve problems, create art and music, and design skyscrapers high into the sky. When we create, we reflect the image of God to the world around us!

You can use what God gave you to solve problems.

Joseph and the Plan to Save Egypt ● Genesis 40-41

In Genesis 40-41 we look more closely at an important creative moment in Joseph’s life. While Joseph experienced many ups and downs throughout his time in Egypt, God cared for him and gave him what he needed to survive the coming famine. Joseph’s creative problem-solving led to Pharaoh making him second in command of all of Egypt. 

We often think about creativity only in terms of the creative arts. But creativity is so much more than that! When we use our God-given abilities to solve the problems we face, we are tapping into what it means to reflect the image of God. 

Engage in everyday moments together this week: 

  • Morning Time: As your kid starts their day, tell them how much you believe they have what it takes to have a great year this next school year.
  • Meal Time: At a meal, have everyone at the table answer this question: “What are some things you’re good at that can help you or other people with a problem?”
  • Drive Time: While on the go, ask your kid: “Have you ever come up with a plan to do something? If so, what was it? What were you trying to do? Did it work?” (e.g., a video game strategy, making a fort, learning a dance move, etc.)
  • Bed Time: Pray for each other: “God, give us creativity and wisdom to face the challenges that come our way.”


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