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The Artisan Soul: Soul

Faith and Life Podcast

Release Date: 02/09/2020

The Artisan Soul
The most important work of art is the life that we create.  Based on Erwin McManus’ book, The Artisan Soul, this series will call us to reclaim our creative essence and craft our lives into a work of art.  Within each of us is the essence of an artist. We need to create and be part of a process that brings to the world something beautiful, good, and true.  God is the master artisan of our lives, working within and through us, to make the world a better place.  
Week 1 - Soul
McManus writes, “Art in its purest form is an extension of the soul...“God didn’t have to make everything he created good; everything he created was good because he made it.”  Anyone who has a soul is an artist. There is no such thing as “artist/creative-types” and “non-creative types”. When we believe this, we spend our lives “admiring those who have the gift of creativity while seeing our role as simply celebrating their uniqueness.”  We are all creative. “We breathe, therefore, we create.” The real question for all of us is, “Do we have the courage to express ourselves and create?” McManus writes, “To make our lives a creative act is to marry ourselves to risk and failure.” Courage is a matter of the heart, of the soul.   
If we want a different future, we need to create it.  If we want to have a more fulfilling life, we need to create.  We were born to create because we’ve been made in the image of the creative God.