Allen Arnold says each person has a choice to live one of two kinds of lives—with or without God. We can either rely on Him to guide us, or we can take the perilous road of trying to do life on our own.
Arnold, who has spent 20 years in the publishing industry, adamantly chooses the former, and he wants everyone to know what he knows about the benefits of being anchored in identity, creativity and intimacy with God.
In other words, God can nourish our gift of creativity, or we can toil in futility without Him.
“Each of our stories are ones where we actively walk with God, step by step into the unknown, to the mystery, into the wildness of this world, or it’s one where we try to figure it out on our own,” Arnold told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. “Sometimes we rely on our best intuition. We rely on formula, and we try to do it on our own strength.
“In these two schools of thought, you were born creative. But that gift of creativity is of God, and the creativity He gives us, I believe, is an invitation. It’s an invitation to pursue what we love to do. When we grow closer and discover more about God, He will develop that gift and draws us into our dreams, our passion, our destiny.
“He says, ‘Come with me. I’ll show you how to do this. I’m the original Creator and I know more about everything creative than anyone. But as you pursue what you love as My son or daughter, we will co-create together.’ That’s the invitation God gives us. You can choose to be with Him or without Him.”
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