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Be free to Worship God. Create with abandonement because He is the Creator. Let's discover our Dreams together.


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FREEDOM TO CREATE

FREEDOM TO CREATE!

In recent posts I have  challenged your creativity?

These were three posts posing the question: WHY CREATE?

in the first place?

As you read the blogs, I hope more than one issue came to mind. Two  definitions of “ to create” as per the dictionary are as follows:

  1. to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.

            2. to evolve from one’s own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention.

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Now comes another step in your creative process.

Soul-searching!

I put these next queries to  free your inner being so you can create from a deeper level. They are not to be taken lightly or answered quickly. They may sound similar to a previous post, if you have read earlier posts. If you are brand new to this page, then it will be a first approach. Either way, please allow yourself to  dwell upon each question and actually write your answers downs as they come.

  • Who are you creating for? (Maybe the proper grammar should be: for whom are you creating?)
  • What are you creating for?
  • Did God put a cause in your heart at one time but you did not know how creativity and art could connect? (Righteousness, trafficking, church planting, abuse, art and faith?)
  • Is justice for a certain group of people crying out to be heard, but can you  express what you hear through art? Your intent is not to anger, but to challenge.
  • You know God calls us to serve, but creating is your passion. How can You express Your heart through the passion God has given you and serve at the same time?
  • Time?!?!?! Do you search out time to spend with God? Do you seek His heart for the the inspiration to create? Do you listen to express as He calls you to create? Is there obedience to His voice in life and art?IMG_2677

As artists, we draw out truth, we live truth. That is where we have the freedom to create. As artists with a relationship with Jesus,  we are able to not only have an honest, intimate connection with Jesus; we can express that relationship through our art in truth. We are also called to serve. We are able to take this reality to a world defined by another signature. The world needs to know a deeper truth. Art that touches the soul, and is lived out by the artist speaks volumes.  Jpeg

This will not come automatically.

  • Knowing who you are IN HIM will bring you a freedom to create.
  • Developing the creativity He has called you into will bring you a freedom to create.
  • Living in a community that loves supports and pursues the Heart of God can bring you freedom to create.
  • Don’t be afraid of rejection or what is happening in the world. This may open a door to your freedom to create.

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We are given the FREEDOM TO CREATE.Be free to worship as you were created

You are welcome to share your challenges or your thoughts on how creativity/art can positively affect bringing the reality of Jesus to a world in turmoil.  This is a page to encourage the artists in their spiritual walk (contemplation and meditation).

BE

FREE

TO

WORSHIP

AS

YOU

WERE

CREATED!


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Great Way To Start The Day

Taken from the series we are doing at our church.
This is a great way for any artist to create out of the certainty of how she answers this question.

After a very long hiatus, I want  to step back into the arena of connecting with creatives, artists, and writers. I am inviting all who are as Emily P. Freeman refers to in her book a million little waysuncovering “the art you were made to live to tap into this blog for encouragement on their spiritual walk.

The long distant break was more of a time of discovery for me. How can I create the art I enjoy and connect it with the readers I hope to find.? What has God shared about His love for me? God has a very deep love for the art He is constantly expressing. That art is YOU That art is me.

The Lord Delights in sharing His Heart in and thru You!

I have an INTENSE question for you to consider.

Where does God fit into your creativity?

Do you ask God into your artistry?

Every item you put on paper, on canvas, on screen, before an audience of one or one thousand represents THE CREATOR. The items you present will express the ongoing relationship you have with The CREATOR, the One who gave you that gift in the first place. 🙂

I will encourage and challenge you to bring God into the center of your creativity. During most of the posts, I will invite you to take time and meditate on content. This is not limited to those artists who only specialize in what is considered “sacred” art. If you are a faith-based creative, you NEED His Love and Encouragement no matter what is flowing from you. I will go into more detail into a later a later post

Presently I will finish out the Lenten Season with items asking you how you bring the deep, undeniable love God has for you into you daily life and your creativity. The choice He made to take all of your sins, my sins upon His sinless body so we could enjoy freedom.

Praise the LORD, my soul ….. who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s

Psalm 103:5

Thank you for joining me in this adventure. I have a Facebook Creative and Artists Devotional as well as a personal Facebook. All three of these areas are for you to express your artistic walk. We are all on this journey together.