All good gifts come from God, and He has given each of us spiritual and physical gifts (see Moroni 10:8–18). We are to exercise these gifts and not idle away our time or bury our talents (see D&C 6:11; 60:13). We are to “pray unto the Lord, call upon his holy name, [and] make known his wonderful works among the people” (D&C 65:4).
The message taught by the Book of Mormon prophet Ether to his people also applies to us today: “Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God” (Ether 12:4).
Here we see the “wonderful works” of several Latter-day Saint artists from around the world who have used their gifts to glorify God. To view these and other works from the Ninth International Art Competition, visit history.lds.org/event/9th-art-comp.