My heart bursts its banks, spilling beauty and goodness. I pour it out in a poem to the king, shaping the river into words (Psalms 45:1 Message)
Creativity is expressed through the overflow of a heart. The heart bursts open, spilling forth in adoration and worship. In this psalm, a poem forms, shaping the river by its words. The river flows in the power of this psalm, touching lives and hearts along the way. What a glorious picture in creativity in Christ!
Creativity flows from me as I focus on Christ. It manifests in numerous ways as His beauty and glory touch my life. Out of the overflow of my heart, I capture the moment in writing. This is my creative expression. Words form within me as I worship Jesus and they flow today in this blog. These words shape the river of His anointing in my life, the river that flows abundantly through my life.
My passion – to challenge people to BE the creative expression of Christ in the earth today as Christ is in us, the hope of glory. He promises us rivers of living water flowing through our lives. Living water manifests through diverse and creative ways. Creativity flows through many channels – the arts, education, business, and so much more. The Creator lives within us. It’s time for us to create and show off the glory of a living Christ.
The river of His life flows through my words in the power of Holy Spirit. What about you? How does creativity flow through you? Do you write? How about paint? What about music? Do you educate children and adults in creative ways? Do you administrate in creative ideas so fellow workers are challenged? Please don’t say that you are not creative. That denies the reality of Christ in you, the hope of glory.
In Christ, I am called to manifest His glory being in the world but not of the world. This is freedom. In Christ, I live and move in this freedom, not of the world in its fear, anxiety, doubt or chaos. In Christ, I am eternally seated in heavenly places. This is reality that is experientially flowing through my life each day.
It is religion that silences freedom of expression. It is religion that clones us into manageable robots, not pliable and fluid as Christ lived. It is religion that shuns creativity because creativity in Christ cannot be contained in any way. It flows out, sometimes violent in its expression, always radical, and sometimes quiet and graceful. Religion thrives on the order of man, displacing the flow of Holy Spirit. Just look at Jesus’ life – His flow, creative miracles, spontaneity in Holy Spirit. Study His life and see how creative He was and still is in the lives of His children.
Grace sets us free. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free, not to be bound in slavery or any laws that restricts and binds us to performing in order to receive from God. I am passionate about this. Grace awakens me to the person of Christ Jesus and in Him, there is creative expression to flow in Holy Spirit. (Some great reads: Andrew Farley: The Naked Gospel or God Without Religion and Paul Ellis: The Gospel In Ten Words)
Creativity in Christ Jesus awakens us out of slumber. We can flow in God’s redemptive purpose in the earth today in a variety of diverse and unique ways. Holy Spirit has been given to us to reveal the life of Christ through our lives.
God is not limited in any way, no matter where we live, our financial status, race, gender, or age. Christianity is an adventure and a journey into bringing heaven into earth today. His story of redemption reaches out to me in unique ways as I allow Holy Spirit to open my eyes and open my ears each and every day. His ways are endlessly creative. More tomorrow.