Be the Body: The Vision Network

Posted: August 18, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Let’s join forces to the glory of God. Let’s find what we do and find ways to help each other to be what we were created to be. What’s your dream, your vision, your passion? What has God laid on your heart? Is there something in this world that You feel He wants you to do something about? Someone you feel led and called to help? Let’s see what we can do to help each other Be the Body.

For me it’s traveling throughout the church and the world using what the gifts and talents I have been given to help others to find and be what they were created to be. I think this is a good first step. Post your visions and passions and things here and let’s see if we cant network and help each other to live some of these things out to the glory of God. Don’t be afraid to share it, no matter how big it looks. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

As a side-bar, if I can be of help to your church to help you call out the gifted (and we’re all gifted) I’d love to come and speak to them. Contact me at

  1. Michelle says:

    Wow Dave, this is an interesting post. I think it’s a really neat idea and I will be interested to see where it goes. As for me, I don’t have a full vision yet, but I have parts of it. So, I’ll just do my best to tell you what I see, even though I have no idea what it’s supposed to look like all together.
    First of all, I do believe God has given me the desire and ability to paint swirls for a reason. And though I am still discovering what that reason is, I am confident there is one and it’s awesome. 🙂 Because what I do is always done in an atmosphere of worship, I see the potential for people to have a piece of tangible worship in unexpected places…cups, cards, stickers, hats, shirts, etc. They may not know it’s worship, they may just think it’s happy swirls, which is totally fine. I just think it would be cool to know that visible, tangible worship is spread throughout the land by unsuspecting peoples. 🙂 I have created, and am still adding things to: for this purpose, although nothing has come of it just yet. Also, my heart breaks for children who have nothing, no safe place to call home, and no one to really love them. Whether that be an orphan across the sea whose parents were killed by disease or war, a child here in the US foster care system because their mom is too strung out on drugs to know who their daddy is or make good decisions on how to be a good mom, or the girls who are stolen off the streets and forced to become sex slaves, even right down the road from where I live, just north of Atlanta. (which is now the #1 city for sex trafficking) It all just hurts my heart and I would love to use my art to somehow make a difference for some of these children. I have a vision of 16 oz. travel cups with happy swirls and an encouraging word being created and sold to fund missions or help organizations who are in place and already helping these children that need it. I don’t have the capital to have them made, nor the place to market them, so I just wait for God to open the door. In the meantime, I focus on what I can do, create the art. That is what I know to do, so that is what I do. But I know there is so much more that God has in mind. I am sure He didn’t put me on this art journey just for the fun of it. So I await the next step, the next open door on this journey and look forward to where it takes me. I also look forward to seeing what other replies you get and what other things God is up to. 🙂

    • amokarts says:

      Awesome vision. I look forward to seeing where this goes. You have a really nice style and do really nice work. I have someone in mind to share this with.
      I’ll keep you posted.
      God bless,

    • Carol says:

      Hi Michelle, I love your heart and want to encourage you to use you r art to glorify God and build your self up. I am an art therapist and wonder if you have ever heard of this profession. Maybe it is something you can look into. God bless you. Carol

      • amokarts says:

        Excellent thought Carol. Tell us more about art therapy. What a great way to help people using this gift.

      • Michelle says:

        Thank you, Carol. Yes, I have heard of art therapy, but know very little about it. I would be interested to learn more. Please share a little about it and how one might learn how to become one. Thanks!

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