The Holy Spirit and Creativity
It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth.”
But the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you.
First off, you need to understand that you have a new nature, a new heart, full of God’s love and a desire to do His will, let’s see what the word says about our renewed hearts.
Hebrews 10 : 16 – “This is the new covenant I will make with my people on that day, says the lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”
Romans 5 : 5 – And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
We see that our hearts are renewed and our nature changed. One thing about the heart that we must note is that it is the center of expression. Before anything is expressed, it is first of all pre-determined in the mind, and then spoken out or expressed through whatever means desired.
Expressions also form the bed rock for creativity, whether it’s through song, drama, poetry, or what not. As believers, especially those who are creatives and want to express Christ through art, you need to understand that your messages should be full of the message of Christ. You have a renewed heart, so let your message be from your heart, and express truths about Christ.
God is not against creativity, in fact we are encouraged to sing Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual songs, but under the umbrella of Christ.
Colossians 3 : 16 – Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
So express yourself, but like the scripture above said, if it’s going to be about Jesus, then it should do a good job of “letting the message of Christ in all its fullness fill our lives”. The Holy Spirit within us helps our creativity, because of our renewed hearts, he teaches us to think right, speak the right words and express Christ properly. As you meditate on the truths about Christ that are in the word, you’ll discover that your creativity will change and open up. Your messages in your songs, or in your form of art will change, they will portray Christ and His truths for all to see, hear and experience.
Thank you Lord for my renewed heart, Father teach me to always express you from my mouth amen.
#pray – For Christian creatives who write songs, poetry, drama pieces, etc
Thank you Lord for you are at work within me. Teach me to always find expression in you, and to reveal you through my art, amen.
Author – Gem