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Helen Calder: "I Have Placed a Well of Creativity Within You"


Helen Calder
Sep 3, 2022

From the Desks of Steve Shultz and Julie A. Smith:

Steve Shultz This recent word by Helen Calder is an excellent encouragement to all you creatives out there!

Some of you have hidden talents that God wants to bring out as well, or you laid down your creative gifts...but now, it's time to pick them up again!

Read this opening statement from Helen:

I believe God is awakening creativity and releasing gifts and ideas. Some of them may have been held back or reserved for this time. If you can relate to this, be encouraged by this word from the Lord: "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."

Steve ShultzThat is so good! God is increasing your creative anointing so you can pour it out to the masses. Some of you reading this have inventions God wants to release through you...know that as you take in the rest of this awesome word from Helen.

Be blessed by Helen's article as God stirs up your creative gifts! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

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I believe God is awakening creativity and releasing gifts and ideas. Some of them may have been held back or reserved for this time. If you can relate to this, be encouraged by this word from the Lord: "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. Here are some examples from Scripture:

• Deborah wrote a song after directing a battle (Judges 5).

• David received plans from the Holy Spirit for the temple his son later built (1 Chronicles 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 (Genesis 41).

Creativity Lost in Captivity

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

One psalmist wrote about a period of captivity in Babylon, when Judah was far from their homeland. As they remembered Jerusalem, the people wept. He added, "We hung our harps upon the willows in the midst of it" (Psalm 137:2, NKJV). (Photo via PickPik)

I believe some who are reading this 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" (Psalm 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, so 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, know that you have not lost it. 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.

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 in 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; this is true no matter your role, gifts or age!

What creative gift is the Holy Spirit breathing over in your life? 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, He also enjoys you. (Photo via Unsplash)

The Season of Awakening

Remember Song of Solomon, when 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 2:13-14, NKJV).

I hear God saying through this scripture, "See with new eyes, for this is a season of awakening."

A Novice in the New

The Holy Spirit is breathing on creative gifts at this time. It may seem like they are hiding, but like a bird fluttering its wings in a cage, we feel them calling out to emerge – because there is something childlike that 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!

What is your dream? I dream of worshipers, writers and creators coming out of obscurity and into their destinies, emerging 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.

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Helen Calder
Enliven Ministries
Email: 
helen@enlivenpublishing.com
Website:
 www.enlivenpublishing.com

Helen Calder is a prophetic minister and writer, and founder of Enliven Ministries, in the David McCracken Ministries family. Helen has a unique gift of equipping in the areas of prophetic ministry, discernment and prayer. She is known for Enliven Blog, an online prophetic training and mentoring resource that reaches thousands of people globally. Helen and Malcolm have been married for 37 years and are at home in Planetshakers Church, Melbourne, Australia.

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