Looking to Find Inspiration

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, let’s think about 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 wherever 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  suddenly 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 wherever 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, so we can set our minds on heavenly things and find inspiration wherever we set our eyes, and I don’t know about you, but I am truly thankful for that.

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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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20 Responses to Looking to Find Inspiration

  1. Melissa Presser, Lover of Jesus says:

    Thank you Don love this and needed this

  2. Morning Mojo says:

    So true. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Good point about where we should seek inspiration, by seeking it within the Bible
    I have noticed over the years, the less time I spend reading the Bible
    The less I want to read through it’s pages and the more I seek inspiration from other sources
    Thank you for the reminder

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  5. When I first seen the post on Facebook (from our Brother Bruce Mills), I answered the question immediately by saying to myself, “by opening your eyes and looking around!” It’s nice to know that those “practicing” serving the Lord have the same Spirit leading us!!!!!

  6. Yes! I loved this, thank you for sharing!

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  8. Amazing post. So true. X

  9. Heather Kendall says:

    I enjoyed reading this. I too will have a blog up soon. When it is up please read what I wrote.
    Heather Kendall

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  11. May I ask, how come you never mentioned church when writing about a Christian?

  12. Azarsworld says:

    Nice, Please check out my new blog and what i wrote about depression, Azarsworld.wordpress.com

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