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Inspiration

April 26, 2013 - By 

Many times, you sit at your computer, wondering when inspiration is going to arrive. Sometimes it is difficult, trying to think of a new video series, new inspirational video, website video, or video introduction. However, the inspiration does not arrive. So, we resort to digging through the internet to view other videos, pictures, or paintings, looking for that spark that will lead us into our next discovery. Does any of this sound familiar to you? It does to me.

So where does creativity come from and how do we harness it? Well, I will tell you this; creativity comes only from the one true God. He is the source of creativity, but it seems like some of us neglect to talk to, or ask Him for help. Let me paraphrase an illustration from a book I recently have read called “Pursuing Christ. Creating Art” by Gary A. Molander:

"A lady is wondering in the desert, looking for inspiration. She comes to a well that reads creativity. She cups her hands to guzzle in the sweet water of creativity, but the well is empty. Devastated,she walks to other wells that read creativity and one right after another, the wells come up empty. Finally she stumbles upon a well that reads God! She runs and splashes her hand in the cold water and guzzles down the water as she is revived and inspired! “

This story illustrates a wonderful truth that seems to be missing in some areas of the church media industry. Where are you getting your inspiration? Probably the best question is how is your prayer life? Do you have one? I am not attempting to be judgmental, but when is the last time you were inspired by the Bible, rather than an item on the Internet? Is God leading your creativity, or is someone else on the internet leading you? Maybe we shouldn't be so worried about how people will perceive our art. Maybe we should spend more effort making our invisible God visible to people!

Could it be that now is the time to encourage creative people to go back to the source, and ask the most creative one to endow us with more creativity; not for our glory, but for His! Take some time to talk to Him about it today. I am sure you will find He is more excited about your creations than you are.

 

 


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