Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Art of Worship: Spiritual Pathways Through Talents and Interests

Isn't it wonderful that God has gifted each of us uniquely, and that there are so many different ways to honor and worship Him? One of my favorite pathways to God is through painting-like life, it's messy, and we don't always know the outcome, but in the process a canvas can become something beautiful in the master's hands. I am by no means a master, but here is a piece that I did some time ago. When I painted it, I had no intentional plan. But as I cleared my mind and prayed to the Lord, He began to inspire me to paint this. Below are the scriptures that I think best reflect its meaning to me. Enjoy!

Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:19
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
Psalm 1
In days to come Jacob will take root,
    Israel will bud and blossom
    and fill all the world with fruit.
Isaiah 27:6
...if the root is holy, the branches are too.
Romans 11:16
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from me, you can do nothing.
John 15:5
Are you curious about finding new ways to worship? Here is a book I'd recommend:

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