Consecrating Your Creativity

by Allen Arnold

Consecrating Your Creativity
You enter into holy ground when
you create.
I invite you to begin your times
of creating
by consecrating your life
– and your calling –
to the Creator.
I wrote this prayer for myself.
I hope it resonates with you.
__________
Creator God
You knit me
together in my mother’s womb.
You created
me with this unique passion to create.
You invited
me into this calling.
Breathe into me.
Your presence here.
You have broken my chains.
Rescued me from the desert.
This is not about me.
This is not up to me.
Slay my striving.
Replace my productivity
with your presence.
Help me not look to the world for
inspiration –
but to your boundless imagination
filled with
truth, goodness, nobility, grace,
love.
Help me not look to the world for
validation –
for you have given me this
calling.
Even deeper, you’ve given me my
identity.
I am first your son (or daughter).
So I consecrate my identity to
you.
My creativity to you.
My heart to you.
My life to you.
Reign over it all.
I hunger for you God.
Your mystery. Your wildness. Your
holiness.
We get to do this together.
To create with words, songs, art.
Images and stories of freedom.
Of healing. Of hope.
I want to run with you. Ride with
you.
Write with you. Sing with you.
Create with you.
May our time be blazing with life
and light.
I cast out the enemy and any
spirits of
distraction, despair or
disheartenment.
The enemy has no place in the
life-giving
process of creation.
He is the author of lies.
You are the Author of life.
Grant me your peace.
It casts out all fear.
Grant me your presence.
I am never alone.
If you’re not here, I call the
whole process off.
I can’t do it without you.
I don’t want to do it without you.
May my face glow from your presence.
Let me taste your goodness.
Give me a glimpse of the eternal
songs, stories
and images only seen by those
in the kingdom of heaven.
May my creation reflect you as
Creator.
May my calling reflect you as the
Caller.
May the work of my hands make you
smile.
May we do this together, Father.
In the name of Jesus,

I give
you…me.
Allen Arnold loves the epic adventure God has set before him. From the mountains of Colorado, he leads Content & Resources for Ransomed Heart Ministries (led by John Eldredge). Before that, he spent 20 years in Christian Publishing – overseeing  the development of more than 500 novels as founder and Publisher of Thomas Nelson Fiction. He was awarded the ACFW Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. But that doesn’t really describe the man. Allen savors time with his family, craves the beach, drinks salsa by the glass, is hooked on the TV series “Once Upon a Time” and is passionate about helping storytellers write from an awakened heart.