06.19.08

Kreatiewe Liedere

Posted in Creative Expression, Elsabe's Blog at 7:26 pm by

Eph 5:19 “Spreek onder mekaar met psalms en lofsange en geestelike liedere; en sing en psalmsing in julle hart tot eer van die Here,
Eph 5:20 terwyl julle God die Vader altyd vir alles dank in die Naam van onse Here Jesus Christus”.

Verloor jouself in aanbidding voor die aangesig van die Here en laat jou hart uitspruit in oorgawe om Hom kreatief te loof met jou eie, persoonlike NUWE LIED!

(Psa 96:1) Sing tot eer van die HERE ‘n nuwe lied; sing voor die HERE, o ganse aarde!

05.29.08

Creative Awakening

Posted in Creative Expression, Elsabe's Blog at 8:47 pm by

God is Creator of the universe and I believe that He has put something of His creative nature in each of us. This doesn’t necessarily mean art as such, but anything made from nothing with the breath of Holy Spirit on it.

It is an old adage that the cemetery is one of the richest places on earth – rich in dreams, gifts and creative ideas that never came to manifestation. You also might have something slumbering on the inside that needs expression, and since I believe that we should live to our full potential, I would like to encourage you to look into your inner being, finding some of the “who you are” that has never found expression. Maybe there is a book inside of you! Now don’t procrastinate any longer, just start out and ask Him to direct your pen! Or start “blogging” with me, but start doing it!

At this point I would like to give you a mighty testimony of what God wants to do for you if you would trust Him and step out in faith. I always admired artists and even dabbled a little in watercolors, but never thought that I had the ability to do any work of art, seeing that I had no training. But still it was a desire on the inside of me and one day a Prophet came by and prophesied that God would give me the ability if I would step out and just start to paint. So I did, and because of my dependence on Him, I simply asked Him to help me and there it was. He even sent artists along my path to help me with the practical know-how and to encourage me and today I find great joy in painting and expressing what Holy Spirit puts in my heart, while giving Him all the glory for His grace that is so easily available.

By the anointing of Holy Spirit, I pray that He will awaken those creative gifts that are lying dormant within you and I pray that Holy Spirit would breathe upon you now and stir up your spirit to step out and just start doing that which you have only dreamed about doing one day! Take the first step and write back in response to that stirring on your inside. Take up a brush and paint, or a pencil to draw or take your camera and find something beautiful to photograph, or start a garden patch, but make the decision to become co-creative with Holy Spirit! And yes, let me know about it!

Life is a journey to enjoy while expressing all that God has put on the inside of us for His Glory! So grab the moment and be creative!