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Do you think Art is a god gift?

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yes, according to me art is a god gift
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It is a gift we may give to ourselves, to others, to the future, and to our Creator, who made us and gave the gift to us. Art-making is a gift to ourselves. Making art reinforces and feeds our naturally-curious and creative nature
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Life is God's gift to man; what we do with it is our gift to God. You have something precious. You're at a moment in your lives when you can take what you have and make something significant from it.;
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This message is for “art-makers.”



In our world today, no justification is needed for cultural activities, performances, museums, books, the enjoyment of children’s imaginative play, or the process of the creative act. And for those who “make art,” there are a variety of reasons to create. For some, art-making is a past-time, and for others a hobby. Still others consider it to be a vocation. At any level, it may be developed, refined and appreciated.
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yes, according to me art is a god gift
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Life is God's gift to man; what we do with it is our gift to God. You have something precious.
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But what is Art for, and where does it come from? We have just experienced a season of gift-giving, and are moving toward goal-setting for the new year. As artists, how exactly will art fit in to our own lives and plans?

This message, too, is for “art-makers:” your Art is a gift. That’s with a capital “A,” because I know your art is important to you, just as mine is to me. But it’s not precisely your art, or my art: the capacity and ability to create art is not an innate skill. It’s a gift, as Edward Yang puts it, for stimulating and inspiring “human flourishing.” It’s a gift that keeps on giving, as long as we keep practicing and giving it. It is a gift we may give to ourselves, to others, to the future, and to our Creator, who made us and gave the gift to us.

Art-making is a gift to ourselves

Making art reinforces and feeds our naturally-curious and creative nature. Through it, artists liberate the imagination, which itself is a gift: we can go wherever we want, any time we want. We enjoy the mixing and mashing of materials to make something new, something that has never been made before. We find fulfillment and freedom through art-making, as our skills and knowledge grow, along with our personality and level of accomplishment.
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So what is creativity and where does it come from? When God created the world, he created man and woman in his own image. He told them to be fruitful and multiply and to rule over all that he had created. As part of that rule God had Adam name the animals. This was one of the first recorded creative acts of man. He also placed Adam and Eve in the garden and gave them work to do. That work involved thinking, planning and decision making, all of which are aspects of the creative process.
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And so God, the creator, is the source of all creativity. And in creating man in his own image, he gave man gifts of creativity also.
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What role do artists have in the mission of God? How does the everyday, working artist fit into God’s plan for the world? It’s a common question, and one of the first ones we received in the comments section of this site. It’s also a question that often goes unanswered, or is answered poorly. We think there is a simple answer that challenges Christian artists.
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When God creates an artist, he does so with the talents and abilities necessary to see His beauty and truth in the world, and lead others to them. The call of the artist is a personal one that comes from God. For an artist to walk away from this call, either in purpose or use of their gifts, is tragic.
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An artist is likely to ask at some point, “But, how do I know if I’m supposed to be an artist?” It is a fair and honest question. There are many people who wish to be artists but don’t have the corresponding gifts, and others who have these gifts who don’t want them. I think there are two ways to be sure in your calling, and both are important. First, you should have a deep need to create or use your gift. You simply must do it. Second, your gift will be recognized and validated by people who are qualified to judge.
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The inheritance of eternity with God is not just about our future. He has plans for us now. He wants to change the way we think, making us more beautiful… a work of art. Thus, allowing our God-made beauty loose on the globe in creative ways to bring glory to His Kingdom.
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Taking a closer look at this passage from Exodus, God was equipping those building His tabernacle with the Holy Spirit to do the work. Today, as Believers, the Spirit tabernacles with and in us. He equips us to do mighty and beautiful works in practical ways—just as God did in constructing the tabernacle in the Old Testament. When we follow His lead, wondrous works are done and He receives the glory for the beauty of it all.
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