TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
God is doing a work in your thought life in those places of anxiety. Think on the joy the Lord brings and He will give you strength.
There’s a group of people I call the “spikey-haired people.” It’s a demographic of creative people and I love creative people because I have a creative side to me. In fact, if I can’t be creative, I start getting mad.
I have learned a huge part of my job is to come up with content – sermons, radio and TV shows, books, songs and the devotion you’re reading right now. I really seek God about the stuff I write.
What I write needs to be fun and full of life. It needs to be all those things Jesus wants it to be, so there’s a creative kind of groove that I’ve got to get into whether putting together a message or writing a song or a book. Over the years, I have found one truth about the creative process:
Anxiety is the kryptonite of creativity.
Anxiety takes you into survival mode. You cannot be creative and fun and come up with fresh, new ideas in survival mode. Believe me, you need to be creative in your thinking every day!
When God is in creative mode, He is so much fun. I love that about God. As the Creator, He can start anything. He can finish anything. He can go back in our timeline to apply the blood of Jesus or work all things for our good today.
We need God to be creative every day because we get into messes every day, and He’s the creative genius who turns ashes to beauty!
To proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. – Isaiah 61: 2-3
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO RECOGNIZE ANXIETY BEFORE IT STEALS YOUR CREATIVE JUICES. CALL ON JESUS FOR DELIVERANCE FROM WHAT IS PULLING YOU DOWN!
From my sermon series: EXODUS