samedi 26 novembre 2011

Artists for Christ!!!

Few weekend back, I was in a conversation with two friends of mine, Maurice (Momo) and Matchu, about the use of artistry to convey the Gospel or at least information that are supportive of the Gospel as we understand it. After my dear friend Lyzette brought to my attention the new released Christian movie "Courageous", i guess i stumbled to the realization that here in Rwanda the Christian Church have been able to produce good music that i suspect can compete internationally (even though that wasn't the purpose), however I wandered and still wander what about the other art- oriented projects? Why can't we produce excellent movies, Novels, Books, Cartoons, stand up comedies and so on that could bless (read add grace to) the people of the world and the Church simultaneously?

I watched a youtube slideshow displaying most of the Living Word and Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International youth members and friends pictures here in Rwanda. It was nice especially under Maurice' harmonious song. You can check this by clicking here.

That gave me ideas and i was asking myself if those of us who have some kind of talents or gifting - what can we do? We may pray and ask God to intensify those talents expressions and that He may pour over us more of His Spirit so that we can use them successfully. For most of us we always think of ecclesiastical activities when we hear about "being filled with the Spirit" but when we read the scripture we realize that the first time that the expression "being filled with the Spirit of God" was used in the Bible, it was used for people who were ordinary laypersons. In this text below, the expression was used for artists:

"See, I (The Lord) have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship." Exodus 31:2-5 - KJV
As we get closer to Christmas, let's remember that the Lord has gifted us with different natural talents and let us pray so that the Spirit of the Lord may fill us over and over so that we can produce admirable works, genuine works or artistry and more so that our Lord could be glorify where we live or where our gifting and talents will reach.

May the Lord bless you all in Jesus' name.

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