Artists are created to lead.
Christians are created to serve.
Go and do both well.
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God —
2 Timothy 3:1-4
“Always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:7
“Having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
2 Timothy 3:5
“They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator — who is forever praised. Amen.
”For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
2 Timothy 4:3-4
“In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
2 Timothy 3:12
“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope — the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”
You are a creator who knows the power, danger, and difficulty of making art.
And deeper than that, you are a Christian who knows the costs.
A creative Christian. A beautifully tortured soul. As if being an artist wasn’t hard enough.
Each Sunday morning, I will send you an encouraging email to help you grow as a creative Christian along with my favorite music of the week.