Wise Words on Eternal Creativity from Rory Noland

Posted: January 13, 2016 in books
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I am re-reading the quintessential art ministry book, Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland and he lays out a truth here that we all need to grab a hold of. If you have not yet read this book, grab it and read it. It’s fantastic.

“You are tremendously free, you are the most free, for you have a form on which to build your freedom, you know who you are, you know where your talent comes from, you know that you and your talent will live forever. You know that God has placed worth on you; you know creativity, unlike so many things in this fallen world, did not come from the fall, but was something there with God before He created, with him when he created and that he has given to man as His creature. It will be there in the new heavens and the new earth. Your creative talent, exercised and worked on in this life, is something you will take with you. Unlike money or Spiritual slogans, it is eternal.”

I guess you could say your gift of creativity is a gift of God that will keep on giving forever. What should we do with it?

“Produce, produce, produce. Create, create, create. Work, work, work. This is what we must do as Christians in the arts with or without the support of the church, we are to exercise our God-given talent, praise him through it, enjoy it, bear fruit in the age in which we live.”

This is true wisdom. Take it to heart.


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