This morning, I sent an email to the people involved in the worship ministry at GracePoint, and I thought I’d share it with everyone.
If you have 5 minutes to spare, I’d encourage you to read this blog post from Jon Acuff. Jon writes about Exodus 30 and 31, and the importance that God places on creativity and artists.
God blesses the “artists” who have been given gifts and are willing to serve. You have all been given great gifts and skills to play instruments, to sing, to write music, to create worship environments, to create powerful videos, etc… Most importantly, you have all shown a willingness to use your gifts to serve God and to serve others.
I am sure that God is very pleased with all of you. I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know just how important you are in the eyes of God.
Have a great Thursday!
Several years ago, I read the book “Roaring Lambs” by Bob Briner. In the book, Bob contends that Christians spend too much time trying to be separate from the world. He believed that Christians should be out influencing culture – fulfilling our calling to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Christian artists should be using their gifts not just in the church, but also in the secular world, to influence it for good. I couldn’t agree more. After all, why should the devil have all the good music?
Artists hold a special place in the world. They are called to make the world interesting and beautiful. They have a special ability to worship the Creator with uniqueness and creativity.