The doctor’s say a little wine is good for you but too much can be very harmful to your body. Life in the same. If we listen to the Holy Spirit as He guides us we will be ok because He will not let us delve to deeply into those things which will ham the body and the spirit. If we however delve into deeply, ignoring the Holy Spirit’s prompts them we fall into sin and lose our way.
1 Corinthians 12:7-11. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
This started out as a simple drawing but I thought it needed a little more so I pulled out my pastels and created a folk art piece.
Isaiah 53:6; “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
Most of us live our lives with a little stardust in our eyes dreaming of what may come. Thinking of the people we can become or of the money we can make. There is nothing wrong with a few dreams in life as long as we remain focused on what is important. Zacchaeus was man who had a certain vision for his life until on day he met a man named Jesus who changed his life forever. The same is true of us. When you enter into a relationship with Jesus your life changes. The stardust drops from your eyes and you see things as they truly are.
I have been laid up the last week with the flu, super cold, whatever it was and a hard time getting up the energy to draw. So for today my entry is nothing more than a scribble drawing of a cardinal. I filled it in a little with color pencil. I hope you like it. I know it turned out better than I thought it would.
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.