I have discovered the older I get the more life is not about accumulating stuff but is more about family. Each day that goes by we need to grab hold of those we love and cherish and celebrate life together. So as the holidays rapidly approach spend time with those who matter.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Acts 1:11, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” The reason it is one of my favorites is because it a reminder to me that many times as followers of Jesus we’re just hanging around doing nothing when all around us there is God’s work to be done.
I started this blog because I didn’t want to be one who was just hanging around waiting for God to do something for me. I wanted to be one who stepped out and used his craft to further the work of God here on earth. This is why I draw and try to better my craft. If you’re one who is still hanging around. Try to find out what you’re good at and use your gift for God’s glory. Believe me it will bring joy to your heart.
Back in the day if you wanted stay in touch with someone it meant either getting in your car and driving there or calling them on your rotary phone. What is a rotary phone well that is for another time. Today if you want to stay in touch with someone you have a variety of options which include but is not limited to Skype, Facetime and a lot of other options which means there is not excuse for not staying in touch with the ones you love.
While staying in touch in this world has changed staying in touch with God has not changed over the millennia. Prayer and reading God’s word and listening for God’s still quiet voice is the way to stay in touch with God. What, you’re not doing those things. Well you’ve missed out on a lot of time talking to the one who loves you the most.
I don’t usually do this but i decided to make today’s drawing a collaborative effort. In my day to day I work with high school age children one of which as you can see is a Charlie Brown fan. I thought I would draw the child a cartoon character of my own. The student then took my drawing and turned it into a pseudo Charlie Brown painting. In life there are some things which make you smile. For me it the little things I do for others, not to get any recognition or accolades but because it is part of my heritage as a Christian. I think if we all did the little things for others the world would start to be a better place/