The Expression of Relationship
I don’t know if it’s possible to teach people something that in reality should come naturally, that is human expression. We express ourselves all differently and in unique ways; for the poet comes poetry, for the actor comes drama, for the farmer comes crops. My new life’s ambition is to be like King David in the Psalms to let my life be expressed through writing, song, and hopefully soon vlogging. As a writer and crafter of words I seek to express myself and my relationship with my heavenly father through those exact means.
But the question on my mind is, is it possible to pull those natural expressions from someone and teach them to hone in on that creative. I believe the answer is yes, and that is my next aim in life to be a teacher of expression. I imagine David sitting with his sons and showing them the beauty of having a relationship with the Lord through expression. David played the harp and was a man of music and before the Psalms he would sing to his sheep eventually to play for the king. I believe David was using music to connect even closer to the Father. I’m not saying music is the only means of connecting closer to the Lord BUT David used his natural means of expression to have that deeper relationship. Times in my life have been rough and as a musician there have been times where God speaks to my heart through a song I’m working on and it lifts my faith and press in deeper.
If I desire to be a teacher of expression then I too must become a student of expression and hone my skills and train them with great care not only my talents and skills but my relationship with the Lord. It does very little good to exclaim expression is a means of having an inimate relationship with God if I lack that very relationship.
So the question I leave you with is, What has the Lord given you that you can use to express yourself through to have that deep relationship? It doesn’t have to be a talent or skill either maybe God uses your everyday life as a father or mother to teach you through your kids or you are a people person and God uses you to bring encouragement to others and that brings you closer to Him. Simply think about it and begin to think of ways God can use this skill to have a deeper passion for Him.