Spiritual Practice


Scott Szuch

The word geek is more or less an insult. People who enjoy reading, writing, math, or computers are often labeled “geeks.” Musicians and painters aren’t immune either. Band, orchestra, choir, and art fans are likely to be called “band geeks” or “art geeks.”

Everybody geeks out at something, but people who don’t do what’s popular get slapped with the “geek” label. We don’t call running backs or cross country runners geeks, even though they probably put as much time and effort into crafting their performances as artists or musicians put into creating their drawings or playing their instruments.

God, who gives us all our talents—whether in music, athletics, or math—wants us to use our forms of art for God’s glory.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

ACCEPT YOUR GEEKINESS: Accept your talents as God-given, God-inspired works of art, and accept the talents of other people.

—from devozine (January/February 2013). Copyright © 2012 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.
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