Creating

How to partner with the Holy Spirit when creating.

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How to Create with the Holy Spirit

By Richard Fish on 25 May 2023

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Designing stuff can either breathe life into me or hover over me like a dark cloud. I can stare for hours into the pixel abyss of my computer screen wondering if anything meaningful can pop out my head. I've had writer's block. I've thrown a thousand scraps of paper ideas into the waste bucket. I've made stuff which stuck around forever in the parking lot of "could've been." 

 I recently discovered from my friend Tyler Childs with Parable International that creating content with the Holy Spirit becomes a spiritual experience. It's in this place where creating glorifies God. It's in the stillness we get unstuck. 

I had one of these moments when designing a few elements for our annual staff conference in Dallas, Texas. The design came to me. The ideas flowed. The art came together, but it was the joy of the journey  I'll remember most.

 

Hope you enjoyed this behind the scenes look into my creative process.

It's not always this easy. Hard doesn't mean "bad." Sometimes the old writer's block sets in like cement holding us captive. Thankfully you don't have to stay stuck. When I take time to pause, reflect, listen, and pray, the Holy Spirit will almost always brings a creative solution to break me free. 

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Richard Fish

Written by Richard Fish

Richard blogs with the YWAM Tyler writing team and currently serves in Media Communications at the Twin Oaks campus in Garden Valley, Texas. His water bottle is anywhere but in his hands and walking and texting is in his wheelhouse skill set. You may find him directing a play at CHS or trying to get his life sized John Wayne cutout to stay standing in the office.

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