For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above–spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].” – EPHESIANS 2:10 AMP
This verse just got me one day: Prepared Beforehand. Did you read that? God literally set your path as a creative, as His workmanship to do good works. That HAS to be make you feel nothing but good. Even if you feel nothing has happened with your artwork, or your songs, or whatever creative things you have made. Read the verse again.
This is one of those verses that really needs no blog post. No cheer leading from me needed. No other pithy quotes that should inspire you more.
Just read that verse a couple of times.
OK, one more quote, and this one hit me hard inspiring a whole new project coming up.
“Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
God prepared us to live as creative beings and deal with these things. Even if God isn’t your cup of tea, read the MLK quote and marvel over its significance to our creative lives.
OK, that’s all I got for you. If those two don’t inspire you today, you’re on your own. But I hope they do, and you write a great poem, book, song, or otherwise make awesome stuff this week!
Eric Copeland is composer, author, and does other creative things. It just depends on the moment. To see his creative things go to EricCopelandMusic.com