Creative Call: Beginning Again
Have you been thinking about your creative call?
I found God in a little meet-up volunteering for my soon-to-be step-son’s football camp yesterday! He brought me the worship leader for a local church I have been thinking about checking out. It didn’t take long to discover we had a God-appointed meeting! She and I had so much in common! I believe she will be my daughter’s new piano teacher and maybe her voice coach as well. Her son and my daughter will start 6th grade together this fall. We both agreed, God is Good! We had a nice talk about the need for more music and arts in the community and her desire for strings in her church program. As I mentioned in my first post, I have neglected my passion for music the last few years. God is calling me out. Time for the next season of my journey to begin. My cello will be happy to get some attention!
What gift has God been calling you to reawaken?
Like every book, every story and every life, there is a BEGINNING!
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:1-3.
Author, Janice Elscheimer writes, “What a powerful image for artists who are just beginning to awaken their creativity: the Savior as the Word, through whom all things were made. Through the Word, the process of creation began. And through God’s Word, our creative renewal will begin as well…. God has created us with our own artistic language – our “words” are the way we express ourselves creatively.” “Whether you are seeking to discover or to reawaken the artist within you, the work you do will bring to light your unique creative language, the artistic language that only you can speak through the power of the Holy Spirit and by his inspiration.”
AN ARTIST’S CREED
I (we) believe my talents are a gift from God, and I am to use them to fulfill his purposes in my life and in his world. I humbly acknowledge and accept my gifts as I ask to receive God’s vision for how I am to use them. I ask the Holy Spirit to free me from self-doubt and self-absorption. I pray this work will bring me into closer alignment with God’s plan for me as I seek to bring my gifts and talents to light and to become the whole and complete person he intends me to be. Amen.
I think an artist is: _______________________________________________ (your answer here).