Since March, everything I’ve been doing, and probably will continue to do, is about inspiring, motivating, encouraging, and equipping believers to see their gifts as more than tools to give themselves pleasure or to earn a living; they can become tools of change. I believe that if we give ourselves and our gifts over to the Lord, He can transform them into powerful, anointed tools that can change lives and change the world.
Everything in this world is based on writing: TV scripts, movie scripts, advertising; we think in words-thoughts. We know that words influence our thoughts, beliefs, and actions. If every Christian writer believed that they are called to a higher purpose than simply pleasing themselves or others, or than gaining success in the world’s eyes, and if we all acted on that belief, God would have access to the writers who could best represent Him and His kingdom to the world—His children. That, to me, in an incredible dream. The potential of that dream is beyond what I can imagine, but God has stamped it on my heart.
Pursuing the Creative Call
Do you know that when God made you, He intentionally put the capacity to create within you?
I’ve been a Christian for thirty years but often found it hard to believe that I had anything in common with God. I’m human, He’s Spirit. I’m a sinner saved by grace, He’s utterly pure. What could we possibly have in common? And how could anything I do be good enough for Him?
But then I read Jordan Raynor’s devotional from his amazing book, Called to Create. He writes that the first thing God did in Genesis was create. Not only that, He also gives His people the ability to worship Him by using our abilities to create through our work, gifts, and talents.
I’m a writer. I write books and stories. I communicate ideas and share insights.
Therefore, I create, too.
I finally had something tangible to link me to my Creator–the very act of creating itself!
That discovery gave me a new sense of purpose.
My vision for this blog is to inspire, exhort, support, and equip Christian Creatives by providing the spiritual tools needed to fulfill the amazing and privileged call on our lives. I like to think of it as an oasis where the weary can be resourced and the active can share their work or experience to build up the Body.
Why Does God Give Us Gifts?
God has gifted every Christian with abilities and talents. Whether a writer, a visual artist, a photographer, a musician, dancer, etc., those talents were given for our enjoyment and our audience’s pleasure. But more amazingly, God is pleased when we use the gifts He has given us.
But what if it didn’t stop there?
What if the work we create isn’t only for us?
What if God has a plan for our creations?
1 Corinthians 12:4-6
4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
The more I research and seek God, the more I realize that everything we do is important to Him, and what we do can be used in the furtherance of His Kingdom on earth. Our vision might be small and personal but God’s is global. And, amazingly, we have a part in that. (Click here to read more).
Maybe you stumbled on this blog by accident, or aren’t an artist, or aren’t a Christian. That’s okay. Welcome! The blog is updated regularly with fiction, articles, devotionals, photography, guest posts, interviews, and more, so please stick around.
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NOTE: This blog is a rebrand of the original Delia Talent, a Christian Creative blog. Some of that content will be reposted or linked here, but to I invite you to visit the previous site to see all of it’s content. Click here to visit.