On this little blog of mine I two very different topics I like to write about. I often talk about faith, about being a 21st Century young Christian. I also have posts about handlettering and calligraphy. On this little pocket of internet I call my own, the two types of posts are put into different categories but in real life they aren’t two separate parts of my life. In fact, my love of ink and my love of Christ aren’t mutually exclusive at all.
I LOVE calligraphy. I don’t even want to know how much of my budget goes on inks, pens and paper each month.
I also LOVE the top guy JC. He’s my absolute fave.
So can you imagine how happy my heart was when I discovered that I could use my inks and pens to worship?!
How do I use calligraphy to worship?
When I spend some quiet time with my saviour I love to write out the verses that I’m reading. If you’re into calligraphy you’ll know how much concentration each letter requires. Writing out a verse forces me to take the time to really reflect on each word and what it means as a whole. I end up reflecting on words I would have other wise just skim read.
Sometimes I write knowing that I want to create a finished product, something that I can use to decorate my room or give to a friend. But most of the time I letter just for myself. It’s often messy and not in any way insta-worthy but it’s just for me, a way to relax and meditate on His word.
What does the Bible say about using your creativity to glorify God?
‘Do not neglect your gift, which was given to you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you’ 1 Timothy 4: 14
‘whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters’ Colossians 3:23
Do you love to paint? To draw? Perhaps you write music, or poetry?
Whatever you creative gifting is, it doesn’t have to be a hobby that is kept separate from your faith. You have that gifting for a reason and I believe when you use it to connect with Jesus powerful things happen.
Do you use art as part of your worship? I’d love to hear about it in the comments 🙂