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Creative Bible Verse: Proverbs 24:3

Proverbs is a wealth of wisdom, because of this, my wife and I love to read a chapter before bed. As creative people, God has given us a special kind of wisdom, we see His creation in a different way that others. We also take great joy in expressing that view of the world through our art, in the things we create.

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established – Proverbs 24:3

Wisdom is important, but as this verse says: “by understanding it is established.” It doesn’t say by our hard work it is established. It doesn’t say that by my own effort a house is established.

God is telling us we need to not only have wisdom, but we need to understand Him. We need to understand who He is, what He has called us to do, and to understand why we see the world in the way that we do.

Do you have an understanding of why you view the world in the way that you do?

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Your Path, Your Passion, His Calling

Life can be crazy, it can be busy, it can be hard, but if you are following what God has called you to do, you will succeed.

Since moving to Cambodia to work with street kids, life has been difficult. I find myself questioning if we made the right choice. But I have to remind myself that God made a path for us to follow. As long as we follow His path, we will make it, and hopefully by His grace make a difference.

When I start to doubt God’s calling for us, I look to my favorite verse:

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
(Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV)

We need your prayers, and I want to pray for you. Let me know how I can pray for you.

And if you want to see what my wife and I are unto in Cambodia, check out our site at: goforlove.org.

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Creative Bible Verse: Amos 4:13

Creative Bible Verse is a feature that explores the bible and what the Word has to say about creativity and our relationship with God.

For behold, he who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought, who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth— the Lord, the God of hosts, is his name! – Amos 4:13

The same God who forms the mountains and creates the wind gave us his Holy Spirit. That very spirit enables us to be creative, to form our own mountains and create our own wind, as an act of worship to God! It is my prayer for you today that you feel his creative spirit, in anything you do, He is there with you.

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Creative Bible Verse: Exodus 35: 31-33


Creative Bible Verse is a feature that explores the bible and what the Word has to say about creativity and our relationship with God.

and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, for work in every skilled craft.
Exodus 35:31-33

When Israel was commissioned by God to construct the Tabernacle, God filled men with the Spirit of God. The Spirit enabled the Israelites with the wisdom and creative ability to create a wonderful creation for the Lord.

Verse 32 shows God’s great gift of artistic ability: “to devise artistic designs…” In the same way today, God has gifted us with artistic ability, wisdom, and craftsmanship to create things that will help glorify Him, and help his church.

I forget regularly that my passion for design is a God given gift. My pride gets in the way of giving all the credit to my maker, my father. I continually need to be reminded that my gifts are God given, not man made. They should be used for more than just making money, or my selfish desires. My gifts should be used to give glory to God, from whom all blessings flow.

I am praying for your gifts, your talents, and your ministry today. If you have a specific need, please let me pray for you. Post in the comments!

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Creative Bible Verse: Genesis 4:21

Creative Bible Verse is a new feature that explores the bible and what the Word has to say about creativity and our relationship with God.

Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.
– Genesis 4:20-21

In Genesis 4:21 we see for the first time, music enter the world. This is the first human instance of creativity and art. God has blessed us to be a creative people, from the beginning of this world, God gave us talents to create.

Not only to create for ourselves, or clients, but for Him. As an act of worship we create things for Him. To praise an almighty God.

Have you used your talents as an act of worship to Him lately?