We know that the Bible tells us that all good gifts come from God.
If the gift is material, like foods or goods, we can often trace the source.
Trying to trace a gift such as creativity, talents, inventions, or the peace that
surpasses our understanding, etc., may present some difficulties. We can
wrongly believe that we are the origin if we lack understanding of how these
things came to us.
God created mankind to be three parted. Adam was formed from the earth
(his body). God breathed into him His breath (His life, His Spirit) and Adam
became a living soul.
Thus, we are three parted; we are a spirit who has a soul and we are
contained, for a time, in a body. Each of these three parts can be further
divided endlessly into three parts.
The three functions of the spirit could be classified as intuition, communion,
and conscience. While these three can be distinguished, still they are
closely entwined. It is therefore difficult to treat of one without touching
upon the others. These three are merely the functions of the spirit.
(Furthermore, they are not the only ones; according to the Bible, they are
but the main functions of the spirit) None of them is the spirit, for the spirit
itself is substantial, personal and invisible. Our spirit is not material and
yet it exists independently in our body. We desire to learn the functions
of the spirit, out of which arise various abilities for the performance of God’s
demands on man. (The Spiritual Man, vol. 2, pp 67, 68. Watchman Nee)
INTUITION –ability to receive revelation from God
COMMUNION -desire and ability to worship and communicate with God
CONSCIENCE –distinguishing good from evil
For example: If an idea comes into light, one could feel proud or even
separated from others. It would be better to receive this gift as a steward-
Then, being grateful and checking to see if this squares with our conscience
and our communion with God, the idea is then presented to the soul.
While it is there it may stimulate checking with ones understanding
of Scripture to determine where the idea or information could be put to good
The soul then stimulates the body to action. Perhaps in speaking, or singing or
Inventing or serving or whatever would give glory to God.
Great inventions, discoveries, prophetic words, inspired teaching, new
songs, and perhaps all creativity comes to mankind via this route. Since
God Is The Creator, and He has made us in His image, He allows us to be
involved in the creative process.
Praise God for including mankind in this revelatory process.