Day 31 - Excellence in Your Work
WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR MEDIA AND ARTS?
Exodus 35:30-36: “…The Lord has chosen Bezalel…and he has filled him with the Spirit of God…to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts…”
Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters…”
Each summer my wife and I take our grandkids to what we call, “Cousins’ Camp.” It is an extended weekend away with no parents (or parent’s rules) that is designed to be the best weekend of their year. We play, stay up late, swim, cook special things over the campfire, and have a specific curriculum. Last year’s theme was “God the Father made us.”
I am not sure how much the grandkids got out of it, but since last summer I have been worshipping Jesus more through His creation! I have marveled at the hummingbird and the process of metamorphosis. One of the reasons God is so worthy of our worship is because of His stunning work in creation. Part of reflecting His image to those around us is letting the level of our work reflect the level of His work.
God loves beauty and artistry. One of the ways we as His Church can bless our cities is to work hard using our skills to bring beauty to it. God loves when we put His beauty and artwork on display.
Are you, personally, using your Spirit-selected gifts to bring beauty to your city? Pray He would show you how to do this more and better.
Are there believers in other congregations with whom you could team to bring more beauty to your city through artistic expression? Pray that groups of believers with common desires would meet and express God’s beauty.
Is there a way the Church in your city can encourage an individual or group who is working hard at making beauty in your city? Pray that God would let the Church be a great encouragement to such artists.
Dennis Fuqua Vancouver, WA.
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