Unlocking the Heart of the Artist is a clarion call to a new generation of artists who want to fulfill their purpose in the Kingdom, develop their unique prophetic voice and release it in a way that not only effects culture, but the heavens. At the core of Unlocking the Heart of the Artist is an invitation to begin a journey of healing and wholeness that will yield deeper Spirit-led creativity and personal fulfillment. Through learning practical ways to engage the Holy Spirit in their creative process, the reader will learn how to collaborate with God not only in their chosen artistic medium but in life.
Over the years, I’ve encountered many artisans, musicians, craftsmen and other creative ones who have, for one reason or another, become stuck. The ‘stuckness’ originates from many different places – woundedness, fear, control, unbelief, religious barriers – and creates a frustration in their life that becomes unbearable. Many artists, unable to understand what’s really going on either run headlong into ‘creativity for creativities sake’ or turn to unhealthy alternatives in order to numb or overcome the pain they are feeling. Many more simply give up, hide the gift by stuffing it down under ‘Christian work ethic’ and just try to gone on with life as usual.
Whatever their flavor of ‘stuckness’, the Father wants His artisans to be fully released to worship Him through their creative expression. His desire is that nothing holds them back from the creative destiny for their life.
“It’s time for His artisans to walk in the destiny and fullness that God’s designed for you. Your heart beating fast, your imagination vivid, your eyes wide with wonder and desire – that’s His desire for you! A life fully alive, fully engaged, fully embracing the creative destiny He’s given you. He’s been waiting for this moment your whole life.” (Excerpt)
For a “Beta” copy of this resource to use with your creative community, please email Matt Tommey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Publication scheduled for Spring 2011.