June 14, 2020

Sunday Devotional With Mr.E: Do It

On Sunday's I do a post that connects art and faith.  
If that is not your thing, come back Monday-Sat for art, art ed, and other eclectic posts! 

There are many who want to follow creative pursuits, but have been told that they aren't talented, lack confidence in their ideas, or just haven't had the opportunity to develop their skills.  I've gone through seasons where I've doubted my skills as an artist, and I'm an art teacher!?  How does one get past all their hang ups to actually hang something up?  You just need to do it.  Pick up a paint brush, pencil, fabric, yarn, scissors & paper....whatever you want to work with, and CREATE!  Don't worry about being perfect.  None of us are!  Just do it....just create.  Not sure how to do something....read a book, take a class, or watch a YouTube video. Your work doesn't look like anyone else's? WHO CARES?! You are unique. You bring something special to your work.....YOU!  Share what is in your heart or on your mind.  Do it.  

Over the years, I've worked with many people who felt they weren't able to "serve the Lord" with their skill set. 

 "I don't feel I know enough of the Bible to be a Sunday school teacher."  
"I'm not a good singer...so I can't join the praise team."  
"I'm too shy to go on a mission trip."  

Now those are all great ways to serve the Lord, but that is far from an exhausted list. Can you bake?  Do you enjoy cleaning? Can you send some get well cards?  Are you really organized?  Are you good with a hammer and nails?  Are you a good listener? Can you work on cars?  
Colossians 3:18 reminds us  "Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus..."  I truly believe there is no difference to between "sacred" and "secular" work when we take this verse to heart.  Our life is ministry when we seek to serve the Lord with all that we are.  Do it! What ever "it" is...do it with all your heart and for the glory of the Lord. 

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