Stillness with Stephen Curtis Chapman

In the intricate dance between creativity and discipline, even a seasoned artist like Stephen Curtis Chapman finds himself in a perpetual learning mode. In a conversation with Family Life Radio, he says, “The most impactful creative things that happen – an art that would ever come out of me or any of us – is gonna come out of the discipline of taking and making time to be still, to be quiet, to listen, to read what God has to say and allow that to do its work in our hearts.”

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
– Psalm 46:10 NIV

In the same way, your life is this incredible canvas of potential, waiting for God’s handiwork to manifest. And it’s in the stillness where we allow God to be God, where we step back and let His brushstrokes color our world.

You see, our best art—whether it’s music, writing or any form of service—doesn’t come from an emptiness. It comes from an overflow; an overflow of experiences, lessons and most importantly, an intimate relationship with God. That’s why even Stephen Curtis Chapman, with all his accolades and accomplishments, returns to the simplicity of stillness before God.

When you allow His Word and His presence to fill you, you operate out of a divine overflow.

What’s the key to creating something impactful? It’s not just about how much you can produce or how creative you can be. It’s about tapping into the Source of all creativity, the same God who dreamed up the mountains, oceans and galaxies. When you allow His Word and His presence to fill you, you operate not out of scarcity, but out of a divine overflow.

The most impactful “art” you can ever produce will come from these moments of stillness before God. Go ahead, be still and invite God into the busyness and creativity of your life. Who knows what divine masterpieces will flow from this sacred space?

Today’s One Thing
Create a ‘Stillness Zone’ in your day—a designated time to read God’s Word, pray and simply be still in His presence. Even if it’s just 10 minutes, guard this time like you would an important meeting.

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