Today we speak to Creativity
What is creativity?
Create- cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes. (verb) action
Creative - having the quality or power of creating. Adjective describes the quality of a thing.
Creativity - (noun) the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination:
Scriptures to Study
Genesis 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.
Jeremiah 1: 4-10 4 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.” 9 Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”
Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Purpose of creativity
To Walk : Ephesians 2:10 -
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
To Work: 1 Chronicles 22:15-16
"Moreover, there are many workmen with you, stonecutters and masons of stone and carpenters, and all men who are skillful in every kind of work. "Of the gold, the silver and the bronze and the iron there is no limit. Arise and work, and may the LORD be with you."
To Worship: John 4:24
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
Hindrances to Creativity
Mark 8:36: For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:37: Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
The enemy -
John 10:10 (ASV) The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have [it] abundantly. ... John 10:10 (CJB) The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, life in its fullest .
You thinking you can do it
2 Chronicles 2:5-7 – "The house which I am about to build will be great, for greater is our God than all the gods. "But who is able to build a house for Him, for the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain Him? So who am I, that I should build a house for Him, except to burn incense before Him? "Now send me a skilled man to work in gold, silver, brass and iron, and in purple, crimson and violet fabrics, and who knows how to make engravings, to work with the skilled men whom I have in Judah and Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.
Psalm 34:17-20 ESV When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
John 15:18 ESV “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
1 Peter 2:4 ESV / As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,
Psalm 27:10 ESV / For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.
2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Ways to wake up creativity
Increase Faith – Belief
Works – use what’s in your hand Exodus 4
Be yourself - be who God called you to be
Prayer and Fasting
Praise and Worship