Posts Tagged ‘dave weiss’

If you’ve ever wanted to see what I do in person, I got a great new video clip made from my friend Mark Myers at Smoky Roberts Film and Video Productions. He did a great job. I really love this message because it really sums up my passion for ministry and Mark did a great job capturing it.
I really hope you’ll take the time to check it out.

I’ve been working on some art to represent my thoughts on Easter, God and everything. Inspired by Teresa Dedmon’s Born to Create and her challenge to create work and give it to people to bless them. The first piece was done and given away digitally since I was away from my studio. This inspired me to keep going with these digital pop art pieces and I have done five pieces so far.

This one is really simple—a cross reminding us of the ultimate gift of love. Jesus humbling Himself, laying aside the majesty of heaven to come to earth and be our Savior. My hope and prayer is that it’s simple message will touch and bless someone who sees it.

In case you haven’t been following, here are the other pieces. Creating art born out of prayer is fun and fulfilling. Ask the Lord how He would have you express Him and put your gifts to work to His glory. Then share it however He leads you to do it.

Create and be a blessing!

I’ve had this piece in my mind for a while. It’s a little on the nose interpretation of John 3:16. God loves the world so much that He gave His One and only Son. His love for the world causing His blood to flow to rescue us all. I was pretty pleased with this piece, but the question is, what do you think? Does this express God’s love in a way that might touch someone who might be looking for God?

Have you ever felt dry? I mean really dry, spiritually. I think we all go through those times, but in my time of prayer today, I started to see three drops coming up like a fountain, representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I began to think of all the passages that refer to the living water found in Christ. Faith in Him will refresh us in the dry times and bring us healing. So today if you’re struggling and “dry” the one’s for you.

John 7:38 “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

I’m reading a book (Theresa Dedmon’s Born to Create) that encouraged me to pray and ask God for an image to bless someone. My original thought (and the encouragement of the book) was to create an original work, like a painting or drawing, but I am away from my studio and it’s late. If I was going to do something, it would have to be digital and in a pop art style. Also I felt a very strong leading to share it digitally rather than one to one, so I am hoping this speaks to someone. As I began to pray, I realized that every electronic device I currently have with me is on a charger or needs a charger and if there was a charger for people I would be on it too. I’m beat. Yet I saw a very simple image in my mind…

A spark. Like I said it’s late and I’m tired and I was starting to think this was all in my head. Then I plugged my computer charger in and a small spark came out of the outlet and I knew it was time to make art to share with anyone who connects to me who might be feeling drained, exhausted and in need of a recharge.

I was wrong with what I wrote earlier. There is a charger for humans. It’s the Holy Spirit. Scripture says “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you…” Maybe you’re tired because you are trying to do everything in your own strength or maybe you’re exhausted because of the trials and traumas of this life. If that’s you, maybe you need to rest in His arms for a while and let God renew your strength. whatever the case, if any of you needs this little “creative spark,” then I guess you’re the one I made it for. It’s yours to copy print, display or share at will. May God bless you.

I started to think about what it means to have it all. This set of Creacher toons spells it out,

I just spent four days ministering at Little Swatara Church of the Brethren. It was a great time. There were quite a few people that I grew up with there and it was great to reconnect. I spoke on the parables. One thing I have become convinced of is that if we as believers will apply the principles of these stories to our lives, they will help us to live a better “stories.” Here are a few pics. Thanks to Pastor Matt Christ for the invite and all you did for me and thanks to Mark Myers for doing all the video work. I can’t wait to see the clips.

I love to do this kind of ministry so if your church could ever use a few days of challenging, renewing messages combining art and the word of God, please contact me.