A Stirred Heart

"My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer" -- Psalm 45:1.

This one verse contains a lot of insight into creativity. First, there are ideas and themes that stir the heart. Perhaps that is where creativity begins? Then the creator expresses the theme, in this case it seems to be through song or poetic verses. Then the psalmist makes a fascinating statement that his tongue was the pen of a skillful writer. That indicates that eloquence or speaking skills is akin to writing skill, and is some cases speaking may actually lead to the production of written material. What in this verse captures your attention? Is your heart stirred by a certain creative practice or theme? Have you acted on that heart stirring? Have you ever seen your ability to speak as a skill similar to book writing or composing? What changes will you make in how you approach your creative inclination?

Lord, I want my creativity to be all that it can be. I need to pay attention to my heart and find a way to express what is in there. If I am only to speak it, then I want to be the best speaker I can possibly be. Then I will be open to taking what I speak and publishing it so I can touch more people with my noble heart themes.


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