“Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.”  –Proverbs 22:29

Creatives like Daniel Mansson are such an inspiration with their passion for using their gifts and talents to serve and glorify God. This reminds me of when Moses assembled the whole Israelite community to construct the Tabernacle of the Lord. (Read Exodus 35, it’s really exciting!) He called on people with all different kinds of talents, gifts, and abilities to do whatever they did best to be a part of the project! He called on people to offer what they had (gold, bronze, oil, goat hair!) and to do what they could do (cut stones, make art, spin the goat hair!) to work together building the Tabernacle of the Lord. What a picture of God’s people, using their gifts and talents, wisdom and even material possessions as a community to magnify the Lord.

May we all be inspired to consider in the year ahead what we have been individually gifted with, and how we might offer the Lord what we have to build His Kingdom. There is no greater honor!

Written by Monica Swanson • monicaswanson.com