All videos - The seventh day part one-2, 3, 4, 5, Jim Arrabito- LLT productionsDocumentary about the fourth commandment in the Bible the Sabbath. Very amazing video serie about the Sabbath keepers throughout the centuries. The Russian Sabbath keepers and their persecutions, Vasili and the Ethiopian Sabbath keepers, the seventh day mens in England in the 18th century! LLT founder's Jim Arrabito said: "I have this dream. I have this big big dream. Big for me anyway.
What I want to do is travel the whole world. And I want to go to every place in this world where the Christians down through history, that kept the Sabbath, had their own centers and their colleges and their towns and their cities. Even those places that were wiped clean by the Roman church and repopulated. You can find records of these in the inquisition. You can know where God's people once lived. And I want to travel the world. I want to go to China.
I want to go to India. I want to go to Egypt. And I want to go to Africa. And I want to go to Palestine. Jordan. And I want to go to Baghdad, where King Arthur once fought for the Sabbath keepers. And I'm going to fit this whole program together in a fast-moving, hard-hitting documentary to show the places where God's people lived, where they suffered, where they died, and where they passed the torch of truth on in every country of the world. NOTHING IN THE WORLD IS GOING TO STOP ME!" -----
The book of Genesis tells us that on the seventh day God rested from all
of his work. I don't believe that this was because God was tired. I
think it was to paint for us a picture of how grueling and difficult the
creative process should be.Now, I recognize we're not creating the
earth. We as artists are called to put forth our view of the universe in
hopes to ultimately bring some sort of positive change to it.
Some big shoes to fill, and as I've looked around our culture it doesn't seem like many of us are jumping out of our chairs to fill them. Not all people are artists right?
Wrong! Well, half-wrong. The first thing we hear about God is that he was a creator, he was an artist. And later on in Genesis on the sixth day we learn that we, mankind, are made in God's image. This includes his creativity. We all have a creative spirit burning deep within us and we have a responsibility to let it out and let it shine. We may not all be artists, but we are all creators.
Which brings me back to creativity being so difficult. Because there are no set rules for creating. Otherwise it couldn't be called creative. but, for those of us who want to create, and just need a little structure to our process, these five steps will hopefully give you that final push you need to become a universe changing creator.
They are...Inspiration, Reflection, Accumulation, Implementation, Hard Work
Inspiration: Defined directly as divine guidance or influence exerted directly on the mind and soul of humankind. Inspiration is the moment when the idea comes, it is brief, exciting, important, but also very dangerous. Inspiration is the only step the requires nothing from you, inspiration is a gift provided soley from the Original Artist. Anyone can, and everyone does receive inspiration. This is the most dangerous step because it is very easy to allow your inspiration to fizzle out with your inability to act. Inspiration is where 80% of creativity dies. It can be where 100% of creativity starts, if 100% of us take the next step.
Reflection: The most difficult step to take most often because this is the first moment in the creative process where something is required of you. You must now take action. This is where you meditate on your inspiration and begin brainstorming. You take your inspiration and you let it incubate in your spirit and your brain for a while and let the ideas begin to flow. This is where you will get the majority of your ideas. During reflection, it is important to write down EVERY idea you have, whether you think it is good or bad. What might seem like a bad idea in reflection could prove to be a great idea later on. Depending on the project, this period could go on for a few hours, a few weeks, or even a few years.
Accumulation: This is possibly the most tedious step in the creative process. This is where you go through all of your ideas and cast a clear vision for yourself and a clear plan for how to achieve your goal. During this, ALL ideas must be addressed, with the good ideas thrown in, and the bad ideas thrown out. Like I said, a tedious process, but well worth it. Because if it is done well, it will save you a lot of stress in the steps to come.
Implementation: This is where vision becomes reality. Having a clear goal and plan on how to get their laid out, now you are ready to begin living the vision you've been accumulating. During this step there are two important things to check for. One, that everybody is doing their job. That means tasks are completed on time and problems are clearly communicated. And two, know when to be flexible. A time may arise where you need to alter you schedule, or your desired outcome. Don't be afraid to let things morph as you begin to see what the project is really about. It's art after all.
Hard Work: This is listed as the final step but it's really a part of all the steps. Remember on the seventh day when God rested? That was to teach us that creation is no easy business, and any quality work of art is going to require huge amounts of effort and dedication. If you are not working hard, then chances are your art hasn't reached it's full potential.
There you have it. Five simple steps to creativity. Take these steps into the classroom with you, or into your business or your own personal office next time you want to write something. The world needs creators and artists who take action and follow their inspiration. Don't get caught on the sidelines, work hard, and earn your rest on the seventh day.
FRANCAIS: Documentaire sur le Sabbath le quatrieme des dix commandement dans le livre d'Edoxe chapitre dix de la Bible. C'et une vidéo exceptionelle en cinq parties qui parle du peuple de Dieu qui a gardé le Sabbat a travers les siècles. Les chrétiens qui gardaient le Sabbat en Russie, Vasili et les chrétiens Éthiopiens, les 'hommes du septième jour en Angleterre au 18 eme siecle.
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