Posts Tagged ‘creaivity’

I’ve heard many great things about the great evangelist, D.L. Moody, but I had never read anything he had written. I am glad I have changed that. This is an amazing book. Written in the late 19th century, Moody writes with a fire and passion that is sorely lacking in many a pulpit today. We need people like this in the church today. Moody goes deep into this prophetic book with the heart of an evangelist. This book reads like a preaching master class. It’s phenomenal. My prayer is that I will be emboldened to preach with even more Holy Spirit anointed power having read this amazing work. I genuinely hope you read this book, but if I could give you one more incentive, Amazon has it for free! One of the best free books I have ever read.

This is really a two fold issue. The first part is for those of us who want to read that title and deny it. “I’m not an artist!” you might say. Can I tell you, you’re wrong? When you were a kid you made art, and then someone told you you weren’t good enough or you’ll never get a real job or whatever and you believed it and gave up. Please understand, you don’t have to be a professional artist, the world needs a whole bunch of other skills, etc. That being said, you can still make art for your own benefit and for the benefit of others. Self expression is a wonderful way of dealing with life in this world, so just forget about all those limiting beliefs and make art.

The second part of this is for those of us who already consider ourselves artists. We waste time. We get ourselves in things that we shouldn’t. We play computer games we check our email 70 times a day, etc. We do a whole lot of things that could wait or maybe that aren’t even needed at all. You need to put that stuff away and do the work. I always find it amusing when people act as if artist is not a real job, or that you can’t make a living as an artist. Neither of these things is true. Making a living as an artist is a real job, but it’s also a huge amount of work. If you want to succeed, there is no substitute for doing the work. You know what that means, right?

You’re An Artist… So Make Art!