Have you ever wondered what "Prophetic Art" is?
Since the term is not in the Bible, it can be hard to describe. Even if we can find the prophetic and the creative there, joining them together could be confusing to some. Is this for me? Why would I want to?
A picture is worth a thousand words. And “the heavens declare the glory of God.” And the prophetic is hearing the truth God is highlighting in His word for a specific moment in time.
Here are some examples:
1. Taking a photo of what God has created and sharing how awe-inspired you are with others can be prophetic art. Does it remind you of one of His promises for your life? That He is near? Post it to encourage others by reminding them of how much detail He puts into what He created.
2. Writing a scripture in your journal and doodling colorful pictures to highlight what He is saying to you can be prophetic art. Sometimes this is very personal as you lean in to His word. Other times it might make you think of someone else, or match a moment when a stranger is passing by. I have friends who keep a journal of pages just for moments like this to give away! It will often start as a personal quiet time and can grow as they ask God to lead them to encourage others. You can do this too.
3. I have another friend who leads in step by step art lessons that leave space to listen to what God is saying. These prayerful moments are inserted in the middle of the paint lesson to create a personal detail. These are really beautiful moments where you can both learn how to paint and pray to ask God what applies to your life? People always leave feeling encouraged in a very specific area of healing.
4. Prophetic art can also be done in a prayer or worship time as a way to express your heart or worship to God. Sometimes the artist will receive a prompting through a word image or scripture (or all) that is for themselves or those around them; and they immediately understand what God wants to reveal. Other times the artist needs to set aside time to understand and words cannot be rushed.
The prophetic gift comes from the Spirit of God. Because of this, it cannot be taught. However, as children of God, we can all listen to Him (learn to recognize His voice), read our bible, express ourselves and develop our God-given creative skills. There are many things to learn!