1 Peter 3:4 rather let it (beauty) be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

When we can’t be the artist, we can be the artist’s inspiration. We can model the beauty, we can communicate the peace, we can echo the love that will inspire the artist.

Poets and songwriters write of love – flowing words and melodies that grab our heart and transport us into the emotion the artist is experiencing. Painters transform blank canvas into beautiful women using only paint, brush, and the inspiration held in heart.

The artist must have talent, this is true… but he must also have inspiration. She must have something that draws the music of the heart out. The talent is nothing without the inspiration. Inspiration, inspire, In Spirit – The Spirit inspires the art.

Artists exist in all mediums. There are artists leading business – they create the business using inspiration and talent. Artists lead non-profits – they’re inspired by a passion and create the non-profit to answer a societal gap.

When we cannot be the artist, we can provide inspiration for the artist. Being beauty, being God’s spirit in bodily form, being love and gentleness always – let the beauty inspire. I may have no talent to paint, but my love and encouragement may quicken the hand of the one who does.