Over the past three weeks, we've been discussing what it means to be "An Artisan Soul" and some thoughts from Erwin Raphael McManus' book "The Artisan Soul." It has truly been an inspiring time as we've uncovered some of the hidden talents/creativity/calling that God has in each of us. We've learned that a "creative" is not just a person with a passion for art, music, graphic design or photography...but in the soul of every human being is a "creative nature" that God put within each of us.
So many times we feel that we don't have anything "creative" to contribute to our world and we begin to listen to every voice we've ever heard that tells us "we can't" do something. The fact is that we are "created in the image of God" and part of that is each of us have a creative side. Our world has some incredibly large, looming issues to face from pollution, racism, famine, clean water, food shortages, disease, etc. and the only way we're going to be able to see these issues resolved is through creative thinking and creative acting. God gave us the ability to do this and our prayer these past few weeks is that Christ followers around the world would start realizing the gift of creativity that God has given all of us and start using for good around the world. It is truly the will of God that we would step up and be cultural influencers, thinking outside of the boxes and rising above the voices that tell us "what we cannot do."
We have one more week (Wednesday 9/2 at 7:30pm, contact for location details) of our group study in The Artisan Soul and it is going to be awesome. If you're looking to grow as a Christian, learning more about faith, or simply looking for a place to draw weekly inspiration we would like to invite you to join us at a Coast Community Group midweek gathering. We meet in houses and places like Chick-fil-A, Coffee Bean, etc. to discuss the Scripture and it's application for our lives. We hope to see you soon!