The heart of the artist
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Offer thanks to the Lord, for he is wonderful, and his faithful love endures forever! The Lord is my power and my poem, and he has saved me. We sing joyful songs of redemption because the Lord’s right hand works valiantly. I may not die, but I will live and recount the Lord’s deeds. Please open the gates of righteousness for me, so that I can enter and give thanks to the Lord. Since Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day, we can have hope. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Psalm 118:1, 14-15, 17, 19, 24; Psalm 118:1, 14-15, 17, 19, 24).
I thank you, Jesus, for drawing me closer to God through the blood of your great sacrifice. I worship you when I join your presence, O God, for you are holy, enthroned on Israel’s praises (Psalm 22:3; Hebrews 10:19-22).
As your humble servant, I invoke your glorious name and give you a thanksgiving sacrifice. Enable me to glorify you by humbly serving others, just as the Son of Man washed the disciples’ feet (Psalm 116:16-17; John 13:1-17, 31-35).
The heart of an artist | original song preview
“I wish I possessed your talent!” As a creative artist, how do you deal with those words? True modesty lies somewhere between pride and self-abasement, and it’s just one part of the healthy character God wants you to cultivate as an actor, singer, visual artist, or other creative individual involved in ministry. God cares about your work and your spirit. The Artist’s Heart is a book about the artist’s heart.
“I wish I possessed your talent!” As a creative artist, how do you deal with those words? True modesty lies somewhere between pride and self-abasement, and it’s just one part of the healthy character God wants you to cultivate as an actor, singer, visual artist, or other creative individual involved in ministry. God cares about your work and your spirit. The Heart of the Artist tackles problems that any individual in an arts ministry faces, including:*Servanthood vs. Stardom*Excellence vs. Perfectionism*The Artist’s Spiritual Disciplines*The Artist in Community… and much more. The Heart of the Artist will help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your role in Christ’s body. You’ll find wisdom and motivation to help you face the obstacles and enjoy the rewards of a creative arts ministry.
Heart of an artist | iris official song!
You know what a blessing it is to serve on your church’s worship team, whether as a vocalist, instrumentalist, technician, performer, actor, or in another capacity. But you also know that some days you’re more theoretically prepared for the ministry of leading others in worship than you are spiritually prepared. It’s quick to lose sight of the forest for the woods in the midst of rehearsals, setup, and a slew of other distractions, not to mention the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Millions of people have learned how to be free to appreciate Christ’s love without basing their self-worth on their success or the views of others thanks to Robert McGee’s best-selling book. In reality, Billy Graham said that it is a book that “every Christian” should read. Discover what two million readers already know: real meaning can only be found in Christ.
The pulse of true worship has become fainter as the echo of secular worship has become louder. This is a call to those whose hearts are burning with the fire of reformation to see it resurrected. Who doesn’t long for the purity of worship to be restored, and the Lord’s house of prayer to represent the fullness of his glory and the wonders of his heart once more?
“heart of an artist” by dagames | lyrics video
But how can we be happy with where we are in our creative growth while still working to improve? How do we embrace the art we produce today while still striving to improve? How do we value the present moment while continuing to expand and develop as artists?
We don’t want to become obsessed with perfection and unattainable development, but we also don’t want to become stagnant and complacent.
How do we strike a balance between our desire for comfort and our desire for growth? How do we achieve satisfaction and progress?
Sol LeWitt, an artist who made sketches, paintings, and sculptures, corresponded with his friend Eva Hesse, a sculptor, on a regular basis. Eva would often write to Sol about her struggles with all of the common fears that come with making art: thinking your work is bad, thinking you should redo a piece again, thinking you’re unworthy of the title of artist, worrying about what others may think, and even thinking you should stop making art altogether.
Sol’s response, Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, touches on this balance of comfort and development. His answer is full of encouragement and inspiration, and I’ve compiled a list of ten lessons we can take away from it.