All the practical things that artists, churches, pastors and leaders, and arts supporters do to encourage a New Renaissance in the arts are so important to ushering it in, but in the end they won’t be enough. A real spiritual renewal in the arts will come through the power of the Holy Spirit…when we really learn to collaborate with God in our life and work. He has a plan for each of us–unique work that he designed for us before we were born–and artists will find joy when we learn to hear His direction and collaborate with Him in it. When Christians become adept at hearing God’s voice our congregations and churches will be infused with life, relevance and creativity, and that will spill over into the culture and the world.
The following article gives practical tips for hearing God’s voice and collaborating with Him in our daily lives and work. The books listed below are also excellent resources for developing a lifestyle of listening and collaborating with the Father. This is one of the most important and rewarding skills you can develop as a Christian and an artist, and it is foundational to any renewal we hope to see in the Church and the arts.