Day 35 - Using Your Giftings for God's Glory

WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR MEDIA AND ARTS?

Esther 4: “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Romans 10:13-15: “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?…’How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’”

The year was 1876, and the event was the U.S. Centennial Exposition held in Philadelphia, PA. This was the first official World’s Fair held in the U.S., and it ran from May 10th to November 10th as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Among the exhibitors was Alexander Bell who was demonstrating his invention: the telephone. Emile Berliner was inspired by Bell’s invention and wanted to find ways to improve the newly invented telephone. Later, Mr. Bell was so impressed with what Mr. Berliner came up with that Mr. Bell purchased the patent from him for $50,000! His invention? The Microphone!

Imagine Media/Arts without a microphone! You could have all the sets, instruments, lighting, cameras etc. – but without a microphone your message is mute. This device can bring life, hope, laughter, sorrow, anger and even war – based solely on the content of the message.

If you are participating in Media/Arts you may see your position just as Esther came to see her’s. That is, that you are there “…for such a time as this.” Her position as Queen was her “microphone” by which she spoke to the King, at great personal risk, and saved a generation!

A line from a C.T. Studd poem; “Only what’s done for Christ will last.” Many use their microphone to gain a following. What if instead you used your microphone to guide others to follow Christ? Your reverberations in those people’s lives may just last for eternity.

REFLECTION:

  1. What kind of “microphone does your congregation have in your community? Are you using them? Pray it is being effective for the Kingdom of God.

  2. What are you doing to develop creative means to communicate the Gospel to the people who may not attend your church, but are connected to those who do?

  3. What’s God’s heart for how the Church in your city can ban together to use your collective gifts for God’s glory?

Tim White Deer Park, WA.

PLEASE SHARE WHAT GOD IS REVEALING TO YOU BELOW! REMEMBER TO SAY WHAT CITY YOU ARE FROM!

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