flowers.jpgThere is a level of creativity that many artists and designers have access to, but few attempt to pursue nor even believe exists.

A little background: Humankind is made up of 3 parts:

“Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7 (Amplified Bible)

  • Body- Flesh covering or “earth suit”. The part of you that allows you to get around in the natural world.
  • Soul: Mind, emotions, the will: “What I think, what I feel, what I want” part of the human make-up. The part of you that makes your decisions and takes your steps based on what you think is right and/or how you feel about it.
  • Spirit: This is the REAL “you”. This is the part of humankind that was originally connected to God’s Spirit and has a “God awareness”. It seeks to know what God thinks, what God feels, and what God wants. It is the part of you that knows that there is power greater than yourself at work in your existence.

This also results in different levels of creativity for an artist or designer:

Soul-Artist: Your artistic and design work is influenced by your mind and emotions. Your creativity draws from the natural mind of man, exploring your thoughts and your memories. You also at this level use your emotions to guide and fuel what you create. Much success according to your perspective can be achieved at this level. This is where most artists and designers stop.

Spirit-Artist: This level is achieved when the “Soul Artist” seeks another level of creativity greater than what you can conceive on your own. A level above your own natural ability, a supernatural (above or more than the natural) level of influence beyond what you feel, think or remember.

This level of artistic influence is the spirit man (the REAL “you”) that not only skillfully employs your God-given mind and your God-given emotions to design and create, but you have the “God awareness” from your spirit that goes a further step and asks the question “what will the Spirit of God design through me?”.

The Spirit–Artist (or “Spirit led” artist) acknowledges that his skill, ability and talent were given to him as a gift from God with a purpose and intent. This awareness allows you to commune with and seek the influence of the Spirit of God in order to accomplish all that God would have you accomplish.

This in no way means that a Spirit led artist only creates “religious” images or bible stories. It means that you are equipped by the all knowing, all seeing Spirit of God, who can guide every brush stroke, key stroke, and the very imagination of the artist or designer, once surrendered to His influence.
Psalm 32:8:
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.”

John 15:5
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

 

Advertisements