I wrote this line yesterday. ” I intend to steward all my artistry towards kingdom provision.”
It came out of me, but I am not really sure I was the thought’s origin, because I am not sure I really know what it means.
Does that ever happen to you?
As I have considered revamping Lillie-Put my main thought was about doing something to deepen my community outreach:
BY CREATING MORE CONVERSATIONAL PIECES.
BY BEING MORE FAITHFUL TO READ THE COMMUNITY’S WORK.
BY BEING MORE ENGAGED BY FAITHFULLY POSTING AND COMMENTING ACROSS MY MEDIA PLATFORMS.
BY ASKING BETTER QUESTIONS.
But as I began to write that my heart knew that something was missing. In reaching inward I found the line.. I intend to steward all my artistry towards kingdom provision.
So what does it mean to steward my artistry towards kingdom provision?
Here are some thoughts fresh of the presses of my brain. Stewarding artistry towards kingdom provision means:
GIVING ALL THE ART MORE SPACE IN MY LIFE.
GIVING ALL THE ART MORE TIME.
FOCUSING NOT ON QUANTITY BUT ON DEEPENING THE QUALITY OF MY CREATION
FINISHING THE WORK THROUGH THE POINT OF COMMUNITY RELEASE, AND BY THAT CREATING PROVISION FOR ME…FOR THE VICARAGE…FOR THE CHURCH…FOR THE KINGDOM.
Can you add to this list?
A steward is someone who is put in charge of another’s provisions. We know that God is a God of creativity and that His ways are not our ways. During these times many things have changed, but it doesn’t mean that God is not in charge of what is going on, it just means that we need to do things a little differently to fulfill our God-given mission. To me, it means that we are to take care of (steward) and use the creative gifts that God has put inside of all of us to provide a way to the kingdom for those that are outside in a way that may not have been fully utilized or known before but now is necessary because of the changing times.
I really like that Paul. Things have changed and we do need to respond to the change by reorienting ourselves in the world so that our gifts can be used in new ways to bring about a greater Kingdom release…I am not sure I like that last word but I don;t have another to describe what I am thinking.
Good word. I like the stewardship focus. It echoes something I felt called to do from Day 1 when I started my LightRoom blog, which was to surrender it all—-everything—to the One who is Creator of ALL. I struggled with it quite a bit at first, but over time have found the greatest joy lays in giving it all to Him knowing it’s not about me or my artistry, it’s about Him —- it is ALL His ♥️👑✝️ And of course, it’s all about the people we get to share His goodness and grace with…people like you! Shalom & blessings
Amen! I so appreciate these words. It really is not about us! At least not ourselves alone. I am entranced by the thought that God wanted me to start blogging so that He could partner with me through it to release something of eternal value into the world.
Praying for God’s blessing upon your intentions and efforts. 🙏🏾
Thanks Dora! I am looking forward to the fruit that God causes to grow this year in my blogging life!