Called to Create, But What Does That Mean?

Posted: April 4, 2022 in Uncategorized

As Christians called and created to create, it is important that we have our priorities aligned. Namely, we need to keep the first things first. So what is first and foremost? Christ is over and above everything. When asked in an interview, If God’s Call is central to your life as an artist, then do you see yourself as a Christian and then an artist? Artist Edward Knippers replied, “Exactly. There is much in life that is more important than art and being an artist. But once our priorities are straight and our calling is clear it is amazing what our Lord can do with us—even in the arts. We are called to sacrifice ourselves to His will. So often when we are looking for God’s will in our lives, what we really want to know is God’s option as a possibility—we want to check His will against our other wants and desires. We may even want Him to rubber stand our choice. Neither one will work. If you are just looking for God’s way as another option or to validate what you have already decided to do, you could e looking for the rest of your life. But if you say, “Lord I want your will, period. I am going to do what you want no matter what it means or where it leads.” Then He will truly give you the desires of your heart. Like every Christian, I am called to witness to the gospel of Christ. He lets me do it in paint…”1 I think this is the key. We who are called by God to create, must, to quote Jesus, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first and foremost.   

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