Artistic Gifts

The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.

Psalm 111:7
Christine Smith
Life Verse


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Last Friday in the late afternoon, Christine Smith, one of Twitter followers posted the Psalm above.  When I read the Psalm, I look at it like this:
We all have an artistic gift.  What’s yours?

The only thing that comes to mind when I read:
The works of his hands, is what do you do to create?  We know what God created.  What do you create?

The works of MY hands has ALWAYS been writing, even before I picked up a camera, I picked up a pen.  Now, of course, I use a keyboard, but I’m still creating.  I’m still writing.  I’m still sharing what I write.  What are you creating?  And are you sharing what you create?  If not, why not?  With the Internet, it is so easy to share what you’ve created.  One of the things I learned many years ago through my writer’s group was that writers write and writers share what they write.  If you’re an artist, it is your obligation to share what you’ve created.  It didn’t take me long to lose the intimidation factor and when I was writing short fiction,

I’d write.
I’d share with my group.
I’d edit.
I’d submit.

That was my M.O.

I learned NOT to be intimidated.
I learned NOT to be afraid.
I grew thick skin.

Artists create and artists share what they create.

The works of his hands are faithful:
Faithful as in determined.
I’m determined to write on a regular and consistent basis.  I have people relying on my schedule and those people are my greatest motivator.

Faithful as in spiritual.
My blog has helped me maintain my spiritual heart.  I’ve always had an abundance of faith and I’ve discovered the only way to keep that plenty is to share it.

What?  I bet you’re thinking.  Yes.  Think about it.  If you don’t share your knowledge there’s no way you’ll get it back.  When you share your talent it will come back to you.  Maybe not in the exact way you shared and maybe not EXACTLY what you shared, but something better will return to you.

So my admonition to all you artists out there who are creating and hiding your creations for fear of being laughed at, for fear of being told you’re not good enough, I say don’t let anyone intimidate you.

Your work is full of faith.
Your work is full of YOUR faith.

Share your creations.  Why are you creating if not to share?
The Divine will smile upon your creation.  We all have a Divine Art.  We can’t be afraid to share it.

Share your art.

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

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Artistic Gifts — 5 Comments

  1. Again, our hearts and minds reflect the same ideas, Chris. My latest post talks about our unique gifts we are given by the same Spirit to SHARE with others. We are not to bury our talents in the ground, but invest them in those around us. And, yes, that is certainly how we grow ten-fold as the blessings we offer come back to us.
    Beautiful inspiration, my friend!
    Blessings!

  2. Chris this is such an inspiring article! It is stirring up my spirit even more. Writing is my passion and it took a serious bout of rejection from people who I kept on extending myself to, to rediscover this creative gift in me. Just a few days ago I was sharing with a friend, ever since I became aware of myself in existence, I was writing – at first I could not understand what it was all about, writing every thought that I not loose it, but then it became reality. It is making sense also our spiritual connection – writing and sharing is a common passion we share! Great work!

    • Hi Yvonne:
      Thanks for stopping by today. With the exception of one five or six year period in the 2000’s, writing has been part of my DNA. There was an extended period of time when I put down my pen, stopped keyboarding. I didn’t even miss it. I stopped liking what I was writing, but since this blog began three years ago the fire has returned. I write about this in a post called The Itch:
      http://cjpwisdomandlife.com/2010/12/19/the-itch/

      I now have a re-affirmed purpose. God/The Divine/Whoever you put your faith in has returned the gift to me and now that I’m writing about something near to my heart, (how my faith has grown as a result of studying Law of Attraction) I sincerely believe I won’t lose my love of writing again. God has given me a second chance and I don’t intend to let HIM down.

      Chris

  3. Chris, I had always thought that I am not doing justice to my hands as I thought I did not use them to the fullest. But when I read this post, I believe that writing is also something very precious that has been given to me. Thanks for reassuring and strengthening me with this post.

    Joy always,
    Susan

    • Hi Susan:
      Anything we do to create, in my opinion, is art whether it be painting, photography, writing. It doesn’t matter; as long as you left something behind that wasn’t there before.

      Chris

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