The Jeanne Oliver Podcast


In this episode I am talking with award-winning songwriter and author, Roma Waterman. In this discussion we talk about when dreams aren’t lived out the way originally thought, and the beauty that comes when new dreams arise.  The true environments you really need when creating and how our art be a form of worship. You will leave this discussion ready to fully see how beautifully you have been created and excited for how your gifts can be used.



A mainstay in The Australian Christian Music ministry, Roma is the author of Releasing Heaven’s Song, The God Artist, The Handbook for Working Singers and Amazon No1 Best Seller “Creative Identity – Carving Your Angel in the Rock”. Having recorded 7 albums or original music she has toured the world as an independent artist. She is the founder of The Melbourne Gospel Choir, a vocal coach and session singer for TV shows including The X-Factor and The Voice, and has won several songwriting and performance awards including The Gospel Music Associations Honour award for outstanding contribution to Christian music. Roma also runs an online school “HeartSong Creative Academy” which includes a yearly mentoring program called HeartSong Prophetic Alliance, which trains thousands of students around the world in all things prophetic, creative and worship.

Along with her husband Ted, they are the directors of Sounds of the Nations Oceania. SOTN is devoted to raising up artists to worship in their own authentic style and sound. Roma travels the globe leading worship, teaching, speaking and songwriting.

Episode Summary

Podcast 059 | The God Artist with Roma Waterman

6:47 “I know there’s going to be times where we’re going to have to fight for what God’s called us to. But I actually look back and I’m thankful for those seasons because they do truly refine you. They truly make you go, what is it that God really wants? What is the bullseye? Not just, yeah, I’m good at art, or I’m good at creating. What is it that you really want me to do? And so that’s how I ended up here talking to you.”


9:22 “And all it is, is I’ve just been sitting at my piano and just singing the prophetic word of the Lord. I don’t know if anyone will like it. It’s not cool, it’s not radio playable. But when I do it, it feels like wearing the most comfortable pair of slippers.”


11:10 “I think we make a mistake of thinking that creativity is the thing you do when all the chores are done. It’s like, I’ll get to writing that song or painting that art or doing that thing when I’ve done all the washing and cleaned up the house and the kids are in bed.”


14:41 “And I think this idea of if we put it in these kind of terms, Christian art and non-Christian art is really a Western thought process. The Greeks didn’t think like this, and God certainly doesn’t think like this. We are not in two separate rivers.”


22:43 “I didn’t even have an office or a space to create till about two years ago. So, I had to create some rituals so that I had the space to dream.


Because everybody knows, as a creative, you do need the right environment, don’t you? You need a beautiful sunset or, you know, a calming environment. And so, there’s some actual rituals that I put into place that have really helped me.”


31:31 “And so to me, creativity is worship. It is such a beautiful way to honor God. And we see that the Lord, it’s important to Him, too.”



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