art noun \ˈärt\
: something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings
: works created by artists : paintings, sculptures, etc., that are created to be beautiful or to express important ideas or feelings
: the methods and skills used for painting, sculpting, drawing, etc.
glo·ry noun \ˈglȯr-ē\
: public praise, honor, and fame
: praise of a god or goddess
: something that brings praise or fame to someone or something : something that is a source of great pride
I see praise and worship as a form of art. Think about it....there are sooooo many different ways that an individual can praise and glorify God. Singing, dancing, and poetry, just to name a few. People pour out their emotions and feelings when doing these things, and on the flip side, the people who watch are affected and inspired. I know this because I am one of those "watchers."
I like to picture us all as artists put on this earth to glorify God and reach people through our gifts, talents, and interests. What's so beautiful about this is everyone's artistic ability, and who they can reach is different.
Church isn't the only place that God can be glorified through our gifts. I am a firm believer that God should be glorified in ALL that we do and at ALL times. This means we should pay close attention to the way that we carry ourselves and how we interact with others. What we do will ALWAYS affect someone else, whether in a negative or positive way. Art does that...it stirs something up inside of you and causes you to act. So, knowing that we are all artists (builders) on this God given canvas (foundation)...we should ensure everyday that our paintings are inspiring, thought provoking, positive, and reflective of one thing...God. Only what we do for Him will last. He owns and operates this museum of art work by his children and is always willing to give us a clean canvas if we mess up.
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 King James Version (KJV)
Take what God has given you and use it for HIS glory! My main purpose of starting this blog is to use all of my interests and gifts to help inspire and encourage someone else in a positive way. God gets all the glory and He always will.
Hope you enjoy,
Ciara Coleman is a native of Louisville, KY but currently resides in the small town of Georgetown, KY. She loves to be creative and some of her favorite things to do are shop, sew, sing, dance, write poetry and experiment on her natural hair. She is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising Apparel & Textiles with a minor in Communications. Ciara has a growing family, she is engaged and recently gave birth to her first child, a beautiful girl. Despite life’s many obstacle’s, Ciara has overcome adversity and has a powerful testimony. She hopes that through her blog she can tell her story and encourage women to love themselves and to glorify in ALL that they do.