Are you fighting against burnout today? Do you feel like all your creativity is gone–sapped by the stress of life around you? Do you need that creativity and energy back, but you're not sure where to get it?
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If so, the Lord wants you to know today:
“My child, whether you realize it or not, you need three things in order to heal and prosper. The three things you need are solitude, silence, and space to create.
You may not need a ton of any of these things, and you may need one of them more than you need others. But I have created My people to be like Me–and in order to fulfill that purpose, you do need solitude, silence, and space to create.
Let's talk about solitude first.
You need solitude–being away from other people–because that is the only time when you can be real with Me. Your alone-time with Me is the only time when you can come to Me with no expectations from other people forced upon you. There is a reason My Son Jesus continually went away from the crowds to pray: because only when He was alone with Me could He truly hear from Me with the soul-healing depth and intensity that sustained His ministry.
That brings us to silence.
The silence that you need is not the absence of My voice, but the absence of all other voices but Mine. In the silence, away from the world's noise, you can truly hear the still, small voice of My Spirit. The words that I speak are Spirit, and they are life. So if you're going to heal from burnout, find a space in which you are free to hear My voice–and My voice only.
And now, for space to create:
I am not talking about physical space when I mention creativity, but rather margin in your schedule. You need margin, beloved. You need space and time in your schedule to allow My Holy Spirit to flow through you to CREATE.
You have been sensing My voice telling you lately to rest and create. You have been feeling Me calling you to come do your creative hobby with Me. You have even wondered if you were backsliding; if you were hearing incorrectly; if you were losing your fire for Me because you have been creating in My Presence instead of always doing things that other people call “study.”
But beloved, I have been calling you to create with Me.
I am the true Creator. When you open yourself to create in My presence, you allow Me to flow through you. I love to create, and My creative nature is rarely seen on the earth now because My people have eschewed My creativity for more formal forms of worship.
I love all true worship, but I especially love creativity. I love it when you slip aside to allow My Spirit to create something beautiful through you on the earth. Your doing so releases My Kingdom on the earth, and the mere fact that you allow Me to flow through you to create actually heals you on the inside as I flow through you.
My healing virtue is creative virtue. And My creative virtue is healing virtue.
You need space in your schedule to create. If you want to heal from burnout, you need solitude and silence also. Not so you can blank out–but so you can rest with Me, commune with Me, be alone with Me, come aside with Me, focus on Me, hear Me, and allow My words, which are Spirit and life, to flow through your body, mind, soul, and spirit.
So what are you doing today?
I invite you to come aside and rest awhile. Come aside and sit awhile with Me. Come and sit at My table of creativity, of communion, and of peace. I have prepared a place for you there, and it is a good place where you will receive My healing bread and cup.
I love you, child. I will heal you if you will listen to My Word. I sent this word to heal you, for it is the word of who I am. Receive it and let My newness of life flow through you.”
My friend, I don't know about you, but I sure need solitude, silence, and creativity today.
I receive this word and will obey it. What about you? Will you also create, commune, and come away with the Lord?
Please leave a comment below if this word speaks to your heart!