Updated: Dec 4, 2019
God has called us, as leaders, to be creative and innovative as we minister and present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I am the Lord, your Holy One, I am Israel’s Creator and King. I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea. I called forth the mighty army of Egypt with all its chariots and horses. I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned, their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick. But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. The wild animals in the fields will thank Me, the jackals and owls, too, for giving them water in the desert. Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so My chosen people can be refreshed. I have made Israel for Myself, and they will someday honor Me before the whole world.
God is a creative God. He introduces Himself as Israel’s Creator. When we look at the world around us, we realize that it is the manifestation of the creative genius of our God. As leaders, we have a responsibility to lead with creativity, to be innovative in how we minister the Gospel.
God reminded Israel of what He had done. He then declared, “But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.” We need to always rejoice in what God has done, but we need to be constantly pressing towards what God is doing.
God continued on to say, “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun!” God has already started doing something new.
If we don’t stay fresh in how we present and minister the Gospel, we will stop flourishing in the work that God has called us to do. The messagenever changes, but the methodchanges as we share the Gospel in a fresh and powerful way.
Press in. See what God is doing, and give yourself to the creativity of our Holy God.
--Pastor Keith Hodges