Image of lightbulb with text "Believe God is awakening your creativity"I believe God is awakening creativity and releasing gifts and ideas. Some of these may have been held back—or reserved for this time.

If you can relate to this, be encouraged by this word: “I have placed a well of creativity within you and I am stirring the waters. This is the time of anointed creativity and new ideas, for My grace is upon you.”


Creativity Touches Every Part of Life

We know that creativity flourishes in design, writing, arts, music, and more! But it can also be seen in wisdom, ideas, strategy, and vision:

  • Deborah wrote a song after directing a battle (Judges 4-5)
  • David received plans from the Holy Spirit for the temple his son later built (1 Chron 28:10-12)
  • Naomi gave creative instructions to Ruth at a turning point (Ruth 3)
  • Joseph outlined an anointed strategy to preserve Israel and save nations from famine (Gen 40)

Creativity Lost in Captivity

Yet, we can lose touch with the creative parts of our identity. And sometimes, those flames that once sprung up, have been quenched along the way.

One psalmist wrote of a period of captivity in Babylon when Judah was far from their homeland.
As they remembered Jerusalem, the people wept. He adds,
“We hung our harps upon the willows in the midst of it.” (Psalms 137:2 NKJV)

And I believe there are some reading this, who have been through troubled times. It may feel as though you have “hung up your harp”.
You may have lost your heart’s song for a season, but God is your Redeemer—and He is restoring your joy.

The psalmist describes this turnaround: “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.” (Psalms 126:5, NKJV)


God is Redeeming Your Creativity

Creativity can be stifled in a number of ways:

  • For some, it was a critic. Perhaps you were told, “You are not good enough for…”
  • Or it was implied when others were promoted or chosen over you—and you stepped back or stopped reaching
  • Some of us need to detach our creative identity from another person, such as a family member, or former influencer—and shake off those expectations

Today, we declare, “Be released. Be healed. Be free!”
May you flow in your gifts in your unique, God-appointed stream.


You Have a Suite of Creative Abilities

There can also be times when a decision to leave a ministry or creative pursuit behind is God-appointed, to which we respond in obedience.
Or we move on due to a personal refocus, which is essential and healthy.

But even as we develop and focus on some gifts, we still carry a suite of creative abilities—and each remains a part of us.
So, if it seems that a part of your life and identity has been left behind, you have not lost it.
And the time is coming when the Holy Spirit will breathe on it again.


God is Releasing A New Sound

For many, this is a renaissance season, of renewed interest in creative ideas and pursuits. And recently, as I was writing my course on prophetic worship, I heard the Spirit say, “jailbreak!”

I was reminded of that moment Miriam picked up a tambourine and led a song.
It was a song never heard before in Israel—a new sound, a song of victory:
“Sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!” (Exodus 15:21, NKJV)

Today, there is a prophetic sound being released and it is piercing the darkness. Listen, for it is a new song; it is your voice, singing praise to God.


Join the Dance Again, in Your Creativity

You are created by God in His image, with creative ability wired into your DNA, and this is true, no matter what your role, gifts, or age!

What creative gift is the Holy Spirit breathing over?
Beloved, join the dance again.
Your gift may be hidden from public view, but that does not mean it is insignificant.

Because God not only loves you, but He also enjoys you.
Remember the Song of Songs—the Bridegroom calls to the Shulamite: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away!
“O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.” (Song of Solomon 2:13b-14)

I hear God say through this Scripture, “See with new eyes, for this is a season of awakening”.


A Novice in the New in Creativity

The Holy Spirit is breathing on creative gifts at this time. It may seem they are hiding, but like a bird fluttering its wings in a cage, we feel them, calling to emerge.
Because there is something childlike God is releasing from within us.

You may enter your creativity as a novice in the new—but with it, you will burst forth with freedom!


Note
Sections of this word are excerpts from chapter 7 in the Prophetic Worship + Creative Course, published 21st July 2022, in a video entitled “Beloved, join in the dance again!”


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This course is for you, if you love worship, identify as being prophetic—or would like to be—and are creative.

So, if you are hungry for God and ready to go on a journey of personal renewal—welcome to the Enliven Prophetic Worship + Creative course.
This is a space where we value creative expression in worship, writing, and other art forms.
And above all—make room to encounter, worship, and honor Jesus.

  • Be equipped to convey a vision for prophetic worship confidently
  • Experience the power of prophetic worship at a personal level, and receive your “glory garment” of praise
  • Be inspired to break your art and creativity out of stuck places
  • Learn how to operate in the Holy Spirit’s anointing in your gift
  • Find out how to gather the treasure of what God is saying to you through prophetic journaling
  • And be encouraged by prophetic words and grace-filled insights along the way.

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What is your dream?
I dream of worshippers, writers, and creators, coming out of obscurity and into their destinies—to emerge filled with the Holy Spirit and dripping with the presence of God.
I dream of those who once felt their ministry was over, being rejuvenated, discovering fresh creativity…
And finding the sweet spot again.


© 2022 Helen Calder, Enliven Blog

Enliven Ministries: Prophetic ministry for a revival generation

31 thoughts on “Creativity: God is Awakening Creative Gifts and Ideas!”

  1. I thank the Lord for You Helen. Timely and powerful Word. Please keep up the Fire! You are positively influencing divine realms and touching us powerfully. The Lord bless you a thousand times more and be your constant increasing great reward. Amen

  2. Only last night I dreamed I was dancing in the spirit in worship I stopped midstream realising I was being watched and a man said Dance keep dancing…I realised people were around meeting up with family all around me but my children are estranged it was then I left and fell on my knees crying out to God I need my kin! I have none to hold and love ?? My heart no longer wanted to dance and I came out of the dream in grief crying out to God. I’ve realised my creative flow had stopped some time ago and Ive been asking God where is it? Yes this is timely.

    1. just last night – the timing and your encountering this word speaks of the Father’s love bringing healing to your heart, I’m praying for you now, Janet for joy and the restoration of your family

  3. Beatrice Kinsey

    Two years ago, one of my first paintings was called, The Awakening. I named it so because the Holy Spirit gave me this same message. But with everything going on, I stopped painting, and prophesying. I stopped other things because of negative. comments. Your Word is encouraging and on point.
    Thank you!

    1. sounds like there’s a sound of awakening over you, Beatrice! I’m praying for you now, it’s the season of resurrection, just as the Holy Spirit inspired you at the first

  4. Wow! What a timely word!

    In just about every area that you mention above, God has been birthing and breaking forth in my life so that I have broken free of constraints and criticisms, silencing all the noise of voices trying to shut me down.

    God is doing this very thing in my life on so many levels. Even now as I write, God has given me favor to begin a nonprofit organization specifically target to the creatives. I am simply in awe of His divine timing and favor and connections and appointments. He is bringing to past all those “crazy, outlandish, dreams and ideas”.

    Giving Jesus all the glory and honor and praise. He appointed me for such a time as this!!

    Thank you, Helen, God bless you abundantly!

    1. This is truly inspiring, Tracy! And thank you for sharing your website, it is so glorious in the richness of prophetic insight and your heart of worship. Very inspiring and I hope all who spot this check it out (click on Tracy’s name).
      Keep in touch with your journey, Tracy!

      1. Thank you again Helen!

        God richly bless you in every area of your life, naturally and supernaturally, especially in those things which money cannot buy, treasures that neither rust nor moth can destroy.

        Shalom.

  5. Thank you Woman of God for another powerful word in season. All week I’ve been praying for divine strategies and secrets using Ps 25:14 “The secrets of the Lord are with them that fear him”. One strategy I received from Holy Spirit is working for me and 7 of my family/friends that I shared it with. My prayer yesterday has been about receiving more creative realities and possibilities. Indeed the word of the Lord dwells in you. God bless you.

    1. It’s lovely to hear from you Tanika, may the rain flow and enrich and produce a bountiful harvest
      “You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, Whereby You confirmed Your inheritance, When it was weary.”
      (Psalms 68:9 NKJV)

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