“I take a lot of satisfaction in basically being able to say it wasn’t the music, it wasn’t me, it’s God. It’s such a huge, tremendous honor - beyond all honor - to be able to do anything that someone enjoys and be able to point to God for the glory.” ~ Ryan Farish
I’ve had Ryan’s album, “From the Sky,” for several months. It’s mostly instrumental with a few haunting female vocals in the background of a few songs. The music is uplifting and inspiring. And I just found out a few days ago, after reading this article, that he’s a devoted Christian and uses his glorious gift as a way to bring glory to the One who created him.
I am reminded of this quote by author Barbara Kingsolver, “Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” Ryan has found that which God has bestowed to him, a unique creative voice, and he’s offering it to the world in His name.
Reflect on that quote… as an artist, what is it that you have to say? Are you saying it through your artwork? Can you consider that God gave you a voice for a purpose, for His purpose? How can it be used? What does it look like to think of your creative journey as an offering…to Him?
Many blessings as you seek God through your creativity,