I went to sleep with a warm fuzzy feeling that came from a well known photo editor saying he liked the latest round of photos I had shot in Pakistan, “Many are beautiful in their aesthetic construction and use of light.” I awoke in the middle of the night with a knowing that I had put his validation of my work before my desire to honor God. I didn’t feel the heavy hammer in the hand of a jealous God, just a knowing that He wanted me to be wary of sliding off the road into a ditch of pride.
It was more of a gentle reminder to me that any creativity I have is a gift from Him. I often quote these words from the Bible, “To Him, through Him and for Him. Sometimes I tend to waffle and change it to, “To me, through me and for me.”
Photo shot of school wall under construction in Pakistan.
(Canon 5D MarkII, 24-105mm @55mm, 1/60 sec, f5, ISO 400)