I wanted to share this graphic (a series of three slides) I did a couple of days ago for my art ministry workshop. I was trying to express the fact that we need to be humble as we bring our gifts to the church. It is so vital. In much of the world, bad, prideful behavior is accepted, tolerated and, in some circles, even expected from artists as part of the “artistic temperament.” The truth is, that’s just bull. That behavior should never, ever come from those of us who claim the name of Christ. We need to be humble, because remember God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble. I’d much rather receive God’s grace than His opposition, how about you?
I was looking for a quick and easy way to show this without words and it brought to mind an old play on words I used to say. I converted it into these three slides. It got groans all around, but it made its point…
Before there was Madonna, there was pre-madonna, don’t be one! (Yes, I know it’s actually spelled prima donna but that’s not as funny.)
If you want to use your gift to serve the Lord, humility and flexibility are your friends. Don’t take yourself so seriously, just make art and, in the process, glorify God!