What’s In Your House? – Creativity

images-1I keep hearing this one verse over and over this past week. I am standing in this place of revelation in Christ Jesus, in union with Him, and it seems I deeply know that this next step will be revealed by looking at who is in me, rather than what flows out of me. The being first and then the doing. For a long time, I have believed this down to the depth of my being. Now what to do? It seems that so much out there is redundant, a remix of things, and just a glut of information and images. Then I hear this verse. But, I also see this verse before me.

2 Kings 4:2 Elisha said, “I wonder how I can be of help. Tell me, what do you have in your house?” “Nothing,” she said. “Well, I do have a little oil. The Message

Jesus seems to be asking me the same question, “What do you have in your house?” I desperately want something new and fresh to creatively express who He is. I don’t want the same ole’ same ole’ thing. But how to do it?  “What do you have in your house? What’s in you Debra to be My creative expression?”

Kelsey Quin_quote 12My answer. “I don’t know yet Lord. I am not sure yet but I see something coming but I can’t quite put a finger on it yet. It is creatively expressing who you are through my life. How? I am not sure. I can feel it. I can almost see it and touch it and taste it BUT it is not formed yet, so I wait and watch and move out one step at a time.”

Look around. The world is glutted with words, images, books, conferences, thoughts, opinions, and more. At times it makes me want to retreat as far away from everything that I can get because I am weary of taking it all in. Just look at Facebook. My wall is glutted with Christian thoughts, pictures, sayings, and more. So what to do? Only what the Holy Spirit says to do and then He will lead the way. A different form, this shift – it is here and yet, I am without words to describe it BUT I will know it and then do it.

Not doing church the same way. But how? Creatively. This young generation thrives on visual explosion and so it goes. How to do it? Creatively and outside the box. That is where Finland comes into play with our team there. That is where California comes into play as we also live here. The young generation thrives on authenticity, honesty, visual expression, and relationship, just to name a few things. The church tries to create this with Power point productions, dramas, and cutting edge light shows, worship teams ablaze in images, and messages that seem a bit redundant at times. Yet, in the midst of it all, I still see a shallow mediocrity hidden in all the ‘stuff’. So I often wonder what great innovators do as they think through ideas and imaginations? How do they translate what is in their heart into reality? Let’s see what time brings my way. This blog – processing thoughts right now and not drawing conclusions. So, you are all part of my process.

6 thoughts on “What’s In Your House? – Creativity

  1. To continue to do as someone else’s does because it looks and eels good is not receiving revelation from the Holy Spirit. Throughout our travels internationally and domestically, we continue to see mimicking of others supposedly revelation. This is not receiving hitherto revelation that Christ said we would receive from the one that the Fatheqr would send through him! the Holy Spirit. It is not revelation but instead regurgitation!

    What is in your house….. Creative revelation or regurgitation??? Do not know about you but as for mine and Debra’s house, it is creative revelation and not regurgitation!

  2. Debra,

    You are absolutely correct in the fact that this generation is hungry for authenticity, honesty and genuine expression of the real Jesus. The paradigm is changing, although slowly. The expression of Christianity must be lived out by authentic leaders who care more about ministering to others rather than being spotlight leaders. If we want the paradigm to continue to change, then leaders must lead by example. Sheep follow the shepherds. If the shepherds don’t lead the sheep into new places they will never go because they crave and need to see and do by being involved. They need to go into the streets and into the marketplace where Jesus intersects with those in need of Him. Jesus waited by the well for the Samaritan woman. He went to where He knew He would encounter the people that needed a touch from Him. He is still out there waiting – but this time it’s for the church to get out there and follow Him.

    • Yes agree to the fact that it is changing slowly but thank God it is changing right? It seems that I am seeing through a glass dimly and it is intentional on the part of God. Why? To avoid good ideas, great ideas or any idea birthed in our own wisdom. 🙂 I am seeing my thinking shift into a new way to build something. It will start when I go to Finland in November and three of us gather for moving into a new place that we have not seen before. Expecting great things.

  3. Debra, I was on this same train of thought tonight… and went to Ecclesiastes. http://reneeortizstudios.com/1/post/2013/10/everything-old-is-new-again.html
    I think that the world seeps into the church as well and we try to find ways to stand out, attract more people and bring ourselves glory- but when we realize that it is about God and not ourselves, we don’t have to wow anyone, we find satisfaction and meaning. He is our creator and He made us each unique. If we are true to this then we don’t have to strive to stand out. (Processing my thoughts as well and it’s super late. I enjoyed the visit!)

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