How’s this for a quote?
When I visited Cliff and Andrea’s church in Maine this is the word their Pastor preached over me!
Many years ago God gave me a life mission. It was to “create a culture of worship”. My life is about inspiring others to turn to God and to lay their gifts and talents down before Him in worship.
It’s not about singing songs people! It’s about surrendering all we are to the One who made us in the first place.
So many things get in the way of that, though….Am I right?
This world makes it so easy to put God on the back burner…so easy to take our talents and use them for anything other than the Creator who created us.
In one of our conversations a few months ago God told me His artisans were having trouble finding time to give their gifts to Him amidst the hubbub of life. Time…busyness…distraction: These are all things I struggle with on a constant basis. If I allow it, they keep me from spending myself on the Savior.
I am convinced that there are artists of all different persuasions out there who just need an opportunity to come away from the world for a time to practice their artistry. Intentionality is hard; Sometimes we need God to come along and to help us set aside our lives for His purposes.
Tomorrow our church is opening up its doors to provide artists with time and a space to work in their mediums. We are calling it Cornerstone’s Artist Community Day Apart.
Painters, sketch artists, actors, vocalists, instrumentalists, writers, and wood carvers have all set the day aside to create for Jesus!
I’ll let you know how it goes!
What is the biggest hindrance to your creativity?