The Artist’s Heart for God’s Glory


Psalm 19, written by David, begins with this audacious claim: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.  There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.”

According to this psalm, the function of Creation is to declare the glory of God.  You then, oh artist – the function of your creations is to declare the glory of God.  Why?  Because you too were created by God.  Stop leveraging your art for your own glory.  When that switch takes place, only then will the artists of this world bring us to a closer experience of God’s glory through their art.  Otherwise we just point to ourselves and our art is the equivalent of a toddler playing in the sand.

Breaths of heaven with every brush stroke, and every guitar strum, and every camera move.  That’s our goal as artists in this life.