The Glory of God
Lived for God's Glory
1 Corinthians 10:31
Created for God's Glory
My name is Shawn Collins and I created Christ Life Art (CLA) as a place to share meaningful and purposeful works that point people to the glory of God. When my eyes were opened to see the beauty of God in the gospel of Jesus Christ, it changed my life! It is now my mission to do what I can to shine the light of his glory that others may also see it and experience it.
That is why I have brought all the creative energy and skill that has been gifted to me, and laid it down in service to Christ as I hear my God say:
All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the Lord has commanded... – Exodus 35:10
This is the reason for CLA's purpose:
CLA seeks to lead people into a deeper love of God through a wider view of His glory.
CLA creates God centered works that convey the truth of scripture to encourage faith and strengthen the heart of the believer.
This is why I say, there is one God and I have one goal, his glory!
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. – Matthew 22:37
The circle cross mark was created as a visual representation of the believer who lives for God's glory. The three segments of the circle around the cross represent the believer's heart, soul, and mind. Then at the center of the believer is the cross to represent Christ. All the believer is, their heart, soul, and mind, circle around and find their meaning in Christ as they seek to display him at the center of their lives.
I did not make myself to be creative,
I am creative by design.
Art has always been a part of my life. In childhood doodles, pursuing my art degree, and time working as a designer, the challenge of bringing images from my imagination into reality has been a rewarding and worthwhile endeavor.
After roughly twenty years of creating art for my own purposes, a new passion has taken root in my life. This new passion grew into a pursuit to use all I create to display God's glory, and also to encourage other artists who follow Christ to do the same.