In Numbers 10:35, we see that these were the words Moses used in public prayer before moving the Ark of the Covenant to a new location. David no doubt used these words in this psalm because he understood that God is the Creator, and therefore, the God of great variety. He isn’t controlled by habits, so He doesn’t manifest His power the same way each time in our lives. When we read of the varying ways Jesus healed blind people, we get a sense of the creativity that God favors. To one He simply spoke and the person was healed. Another He gently touched. The next He rubbed spit mixed with clay on their eyes; and to yet another, He spit directly into their blind eyes. Although the methods were very different, the result, complete healing, was always the same.
We can develop spiritually dead patterns in our walk with God when we begin to put limitations on Him, looking for Him to operate within our expected boundaries. God still refuses to check in with me before He works in my life or anyone else’s. When we find our walk going in circles, creating a rut, we need to pray: “Let God arise in my life.” It becomes a petition to our heavenly Father to move and change the circumstances we are stuck in.
One highly creative person, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452–1519), used the many gifts and talents God gave him to become an expert in many fields. Besides his well known talents as a painter and sculptor, he also became proficient in architecture, botany, astronomy, and engineering, leaving behind many unique inventions. We need to carefully consider the lives of creative believers like Da Vinci to learn how we might better live our lives to the fullest and be useful to God in His Kingdom.
“Arise, God, in our lives today, we ask in Jesus’ name.”