God created creativity. He created the ability to display diversity in the genesis of everything that is birthed in heaven and earth. I love the verse out of Exodus 35 where Moses mentions a guy named Bezalel. This is one of the first mentions of some one being filled with God's Spirit in the Bible.

Look, the Eternal One has called Bezalel (the son of Uri, son of Hur the Judahite) by name. He has filled him with God’s Spirit, gifted him with wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and skills with a variety of crafts. He is an expert designer and works well with gold, silver, and bronze. He is able to cut and set gems, work with wood, and skillfully perform any work needed to help construct the congregation tent and its furnishings.

Exodus 35:30-33 The Voice

I think it's incredible that God would fill someone with His Spirit for the sake of creativity, skill, and design. I love seeing the different worship communities around the world that have assigned creativity, skill, and design a high value. We are attempting to do just that from the Midwest. We are being intentional about stewarding creativity through songwriting and music especially. We are assigning a value to it that is almost counter cultural. We are saying, God has filled you with His Spirit in order to PARTNER with you in creativity, skill, and design. We are saying, you have permission to write, to craft, and to create something WITH Him that changes the world.

When we create with Him, we are not just writing words or playing music, we are releasing Spirit. When we release Spirit, the world around us is required to change and transform.

The Spirit brings life. The flesh has nothing to offer. The words I have been teaching you are spirit and life

John 6:63 The Voice

With this in mind, what if we could foster creative communities that were filled with the Spirit of God for the sake of creativity, skill, and design? What if we could begin to see creatives filled with the presence that in their creation could solve problems on the earth, or that could lead to paradigm breakthroughs for humanity? That kinda ups the game to me. That says, I don't have to write a hit song that the radio loves in order to be successful. That says, I don't have to sell hundreds of thousands of records in order to impact the earth. It says to me, success is when I learn to partner with His Presence really well.

We know that we are starting to partner well with Him when what we do starts releasing Spirit.

We know that we are starting to partner well with Him when what we do starts releasing Spirit. What happens when you create? What happens when you sing? What happens when you play? If you are releasing Spirit, it will be evident. It will be powerful and other people will tell you. If you're not sure what happens as a result of your creativity, get with Him in the secret place and hash it out. Find out what you were born for. Find out who you were truly meant to be. You may discover that you've been chasing an earthly treasure that has no real value. But you also will surely discover that you are a son or daughter of God, and that intimacy with Him is the greatest gift, a gift that releases Spirit and power in the earth.

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