I learned that inspiration does not come like a bolt . . . it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time. . . (Brenda Ueland, late writer)

She continues, “. . . nor is [inspiration] kinetic, energetic striving . . . we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.” Ideas are floated all around us, but it often takes a lot of contemplative time to be creative, to come up with a new thought or a new twist on an idea that can be used constructively.

Do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. . .  Instead, train yourself to be godly. . .  Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas. (1 Timothy 4:7; Hebrews 13:9)