What if this Sunday, God suddenly caused the thoughts of your mind and the ponderings of your heart to grace the screen in the worship service? What would that video look like? Would it include any thoughts about Him, about His greatness, about how thankful you are for what He has given you? Would the clips from your heart reveal love for your family, concern for those who don't know Him, compassion for those who are hungry and forgotten? Or would the movie star you, walking through the week thinking about what you have to get done, about the hurts you have suffered, about how your days are filled with just about everything but God?
As water reflects a face,
so a man's heart reflects the man. (Proverbs 27:19 NIV)
What are people reading on your face?
To edit your video, meditate on His word. Here are some great verses (the Psalms, the Message) for those of us in the arts (share with us others that are soecial to you). Let them be the scenes that play on your video:
"What a beautiful thing, God to give thanks, to sing an anthem to you, the High God! To announce your love each daybreak, sing your faithful presence all through the night." 92:1-2
"Come let us shout praises to God, raise the roof for the Rock who saved us; Let's march into his presence singing praises, lifting the rafters with our hymns" 95: 1-2
"Thank God! Pray to him by name! Tell everyone you meet what he has done! Sing Him songs, belt out hymns,translate His wonders into music. Honor His holy name with Hallelujah! you who seek God. Live a happy life." 105:1-2
News: Jeff Lisenby's CD "A Spy in Tortuga" featuring a creative mix of accordian and jazz (yes, that's accordian and jazz together)is generating a buzz during this year's Grammy voting. Jeff's one of the nicest Christian artists you'll ever meet (he was a pianist for one of our touring shows). If you're a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), make sure you give this CD a listen. I loved it. You can listen to selections from the CD on itunes or cdbaby.com