…For who is like me, and who can challenge me? What ruler can oppose my will?Jeremiah 49:19c
Slowly take in each photo. The colors, the drama, the change. What does each one say to you about God’s rule? God is The Creator.
Beautiful sky with peaceful colors one day and the next delivers the broken path of a horrendous storm. Once tall majestic trees, now bent to the ground or split in half as if toothpicks.
I take in each photo and breathe. Not only does God say to me He is in charge of His creation, He continually puts this question for me to ponder:
Who is in charge when it comes to decisions regarding my art, my creativity?
Friend, as you pursue your artistic endeavor, do feel the wonderful protection of the Savior and His Kingdom in your art? Or are you constantly threatened by the sounds of :
- The inner critique
- Family members who cannot understand this “creating thing”
These intruders and more come attacking, trying to wreak havoc in God’s kingdom for me. If I submit to their rule, I allow myself to become a prisoner. When I hear-“no one will read your items” or “the dishes are more important than this writing stuff?” or “is this a hobby or what? You don’t earn money from it do you?”, I realize I am in a battle. This creating is not easy.
So what is the response? Can you relate? Pick up your pen as a sword. Expose the liars for what they are. Stand with God for His rule and reign in His Kingdom. Go Forward.
Expose the liars and demand they leave.
The Lord’s Prayer or what is sometimes called THE OUR FATHER¹ reflects how Jesus invites us to come to His Father(who is also Our Father). This includes giving God the real LORDSHIP over walls, barriers, and lies trying to keep us from living His Kingdom throughout our lives.
God’s authority flows throughout the various seasons of Nature. It is gentle and calm. It is fierce and wild. The battle in our lives to be and write under God authority will be similar. “...For who is like me, and who can challenge me? What ruler can oppose my will?” How will His Kingdom Rule in your art, in your life?1 Matt.6:9-11 and Luke 11:2- 4