Finding Inspiration

 

may9-005

 

Where can a person go to find inspiration; where do we go to be filled with grace?

Maybe a better question would be, “What kind of inspiration do we search for?”

An artist or a musician may look for inspiration in a wholly different place than a bank robber, and a politician would possibly look in a different place than an industrialist.  So here, we deal with where regular every day Christians go for inspiration…

Some people find inspiration in beautiful scenes from nature, others might find it in reading about great and faithful leaders of the past, or people who are making a difference for Christ right now.  Some read blogs for inspiration, and there are many wonderful and inspiring blog posts to be found out there.

Of course, the best place for a Christian to find inspiration to continue the “good fight” is in the pages of the Word of God, for there is nowhere else that we can find the actual mind of God…

If we have a firm foundation in the Bible, we can find inspiration where ever we look.  It’s a funny thing, but we usually find the thing we are looking for.  Have you ever noticed that when you get a new car you all of a sudden see the same model of car everywhere?  Have you ever noticed that people who are looking to be offended can find offense in everything you say, or that people who have dirty minds see dirty things where ever they look?

God is active everywhere; in nature, in city streets, in Scripture, in the arts…

If our mindset is upon “the things that are above” inspiration is all around us.  The only thing in the universe that we actually have control over is our own mind.  Thus, we can set our minds on heavenly things and find inspiration where ever we set our eyes, and I don’t know about you, but I am truly thankful for that.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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2 Responses to Finding Inspiration

  1. Mike Fisk says:

    “If we have a firm foundation in the Bible, we can find inspiration where ever we look.”
    Great statement. It’s nice to be able to go to quiet place to reflect, but the Father meets us where we are. B Blessed!

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