When good is near you, when you have life in yourself, it is not by any known or accustomed way; you shall not discern the foot-prints of any other; you shall not see the face of man; you shall not hear any name;—— the way, the thought, the good, shall be wholly strange and new. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Can you remember a moment in your life when you had life in yourself and it was wholly strange and new? Can you remember the moment when you stopped walking a path of someone else, and started cutting your own?
Write about that moment. And if you haven’t experienced it yet, let the miracle play out in your mind’s eye and write about that moment in your future.
This is pretty much what I am doing right now, though there are some differences. When I first began in this journey of joining art and ministry, I had this feeling that I was for the most part alone. Then slowly as I moved along, I began to meet others with a similar passion. Today there are quite a few out there and the challenge becomes new. Now we need to network ourselves, encourage each other and let the ones who think they are islands realize that they are not alone. The challenge is getting out to the church and convincing artists that they can serve the Lord with their gifts and convincing churches that it’s okay to allow it. It’s about helping God’s people see that creating a venue where people can create and use their talents can be a valuable tool for outreach. These are all part of my journey and I am very grateful for all my readers who are moving out in their gifting and coming along for the ride.
Bible Reading Guide
An important part of following God is knowing what He wants and a great way to know what He wants is to read His Word. Follow this plan and you will finish reading the Bible in a year.
1 Kings 8; Psalm 58
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