// The week has been unusually hot and sweltering. Water shortages and high humidity are making February unbearable.
Seriously… will the sweating ever end?
As such, Creative Collective was a welcome distraction from the heat. A hundred and thirty artists gathered together in the place of community and intimacy with the Father and each other.
Singers, musicians, writers, painters, dancers, photographers. You name it; we were together.
Worship was sweet. No need for air-con. There’s something so refreshing about people of-like-mind being in one place, with one purpose, one mind, and worshipping God together.
Last night was “Erwin night.” Funny, timely, significant. It was our chance to catch the heart of the leader and the dream for this unique community:
To see mature artists who know their identity as sons and daughters in God, expressing worship through the arts in the local church and society.
Identity / Community / Creativity
Why is the message significant? Because typical artists are often plagued with insecurity and fear, and they avoid community at all costs. Fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of weakness, fear of vulnerability.
But vulnerability in the Kingdom is not a foe; it’s a friend.
- It’s in the place of vulnerability that we find our freedom and our family.
- It’s in the place of vulnerability that we find our healing and deliverance.
- It was in the place of vulnerability and weakness that Jesus defeated sin and death and secured our promise of LIFE!
We’ve all read the verse, “In your weakness, I am made strong!” //
So why, then, do we so desperately try to hide our weakness and pretend we are ‘fine’? For it is only when we finally stop pretending and come to God (and to each other) in honesty and vulnerability that He can “make Himself strong through us.”
As artists, that’s huge!
Almighty God wants to be made strong THROUGH me…
through my song…
through my words…
through my design…
through my gift…
through my weakness.
It means no more hiding.
It means no more isolation.
“Vulnerability is the seat of the anointing because that’s where God is made strong in us!”
Truth was declared into the atmosphere last night, and the creatives absorbed it eagerly.
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Every Friday, I join an inspiring group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES on a one-word prompt. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the prompt word was WEAK.
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For more information on Five Minute Friday, check out Kate Motaung’s site!