Sunday, February 28, 2010

Whatever you do...

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
Colossians 3:17
We serve a creative God, and we, as creative people, tend to appreciate that more then some. But how much more creative is God. How awesome is He really? When you stop and think about who He is and who we are, what He has done and what we have done. How can we not fall to our knees and worship our God? I think many of us are a bit confused about what it means to worship. We tend to think it is a set of songs that we sing at the beginning of our church service. Ahh...but worship is so much more than that. A very wise person once told me that "worship is more the state of the heart then the state of our art." Worship isn't just music. Worship can be anything and everything. We, as Christians, are to cultivate a lifestyle of worship! WHATEVER we do, we should do it for the glory of God! Even card-making or scrapbooking. Our hobby, our art, can be done as worship to God. Do you believe that? Isn't it He that gave us our gift of creativity. Don't you think it gives Him pleasure to see us use it? Let us thank Him.

Here is a canvas project that I made to hang on the wall:
And I am going to share this with you, not because I am wanting to make myself look good, but because I want to encourage you. I spent the whole night doing this. I prayed, I worshiped, I worked, I even felt led to take a break and encourage others. I felt like I spent the whole night with God...and it was AWESOME! I haven't done that in quite awhile. :)
Supplies for Psalm 62:7 Canvas:
Paint--Making Memories, Papers, Flowers, stamp and pearls--Prima Marketing Inc., Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Screen--Tattered Angels, Chipboard Bird and Cage--Maya Road, Chipboard Letters--American Crafts and Prima Marketing, Letter Stickers--Scenic Route, Lace--Offray.


Julie Overby said...

Oh wow. First off....LOVE that verse and I often think of it as I create too. Secondly, your canvas is absolutely gorgeous and such an incredible inspiration. So glad I stopped by today. ; )

ashjoy said...

This is absolutely wonderful!

Anne said...

Beautiful canvas! It's nice to hear that it was such a meaningful experience for you.

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