What’s the Big Deal with Art?

This post begins a series sharing stories of God working through my marketplace ministry over the past 12 years.  The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy(Revelation 19:10).  As we remember, we prophesy to our future.  I want more of God moving in and through my art and my words.  Glory to God!

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Several years ago as an elderly woman awoke she realized she did not feel well.  Her symptoms concerned her enough that she called the doctor and made an appointment for later in the day.  Since she had extra time before the appointment, she walked next door to her son and daughter-in-law’s home.  She walked into the living room and sat opposite what was obviously a new piece of art. After twenty to thirty minutes of sitting and viewing the painting she got up, walked to the phone and cancelled her appointment.  She no longer needed a doctor.  She felt fine. 

That was my first experience with the Lord using my art to heal.  Years have passed and He has used my work to touch people’s lives and heal them spiritually, emotionally, and physically. 

There is Biblical precedence for this:  the woman with the issue of blood touched the hem of Jesus’ garment.  In Acts 19 we are told of people taking Paul’s handkerchiefs or aprons to others  ” and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out.”

So I ask you what is hanging on the walls of your home, office, or church building?  Is it work that brings healing of mind, body, or spirit?  Is it art that glorifies the Creator?  As the body of Christ we have become complacent about what our eyes see.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:23 “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.”  Is your eye beholding God’s light?  Is the lamp of your body lit with the Light of the World or the world’s definition of light?

Take a look around.  Look with spiritual eyes.  Clean house if necessary. You will notice a change of atmosphere in your space and in your spirit.   Feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed?  Surround yourself with that which will fill you with the Light of the World.  Jesus.  John writes in the first chapter, “In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.  The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend (overpower) it.”  In Christ’s light, darkness must flee.  As we surround ourselves with art that invites the Anointed One in to our homes, work, churches, darkness must flee.  Hallelujah!

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