If you’re a Christian artist or entertainer walking in the Spirit, put your heart in your work. Be yourself. When you do, you’ll share a piece of God with your viewers. “And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will” (Romans 8:27).
Read some of King David’s poetry in Psalms for good examples of someone who shared his heart with the world. David was a man dedicated to God who described what he was feeling and thinking in poetic form, and God uses his poetry everyday to teach and touch the world.
The coolest thing about David is that he was one of the toughest guys to ever walk the face of the earth, yet his poetry is some of the best ever written. One of the reasons David’s poetry is so good is that he didn’t hide who he was and he didn’t hide the Lord’s influence in his life. He wasn’t afraid to tell people about personal matters, and he wasn’t afraid to be honest with himself and acknowledge all that was happening in his mind and heart as he prayed, reflected and wrote.
God uses David’s heart everyday to lead people to salvation. What’s your heart been through? Whoever you are and where ever you are, God is with you. Don’t be afraid of anything as you walk in the Holy Spirit. Let people search your heart so they can see what a limited earth touched by God’s glory turns into.
Also, Jesus got a bad reputation just by being Jesus. Religious authorities hated him so much that they killed him, remember? So why should Christian artists be afraid to get a bad reputation if they are presenting God’s glory to the world? Don’t be scared. The Lord loves you: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified” (Romans 8:28-30).