I created this painting using a piece of 9×12 grey paper; 3 colors of grey and a black soft pastel. The flower is color pencil. In life there is always going to be times when there will be some rain. These are the times we can either draw closer to God or push Him away. The comfort comes in the fact no matter what when we come to God as He states in Hebrews, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” In the rainy times we need to look through the torrential downpour and see God right there before us.
There are times in life I feel like I am living in a fish bowl. There are cameras everywhere watching our our movements when we venture out of our homes. Some people even have cameras in their homes because they want to feel more secure. I know the cameras are there to protect to protect the innocent and as long as you don’t break the law you have nothing to worry about. Still in the back of your mind you know someone is always watching. What is comforting however is know that God is always watching over us in good and bad times. Well it is comforting to those who know and love Him. So if you don’t there is no time like the present to get to know Him
I have recently started to look at the same subject’s in different ways. In art I guess they call it a set. This new painting done in soft pastel’s takes the candle and pairs it with some wine glasses and a bottle. This helps give me a better understanding of composition and aesthetics. In life however I try to look at everything through the word of God. It is only with the word of God that everything about this world and my place in it will become clear.
Let’s Dance is my tribute drawing to one of my favorite umbrella toting nannies, Mary Poppins. Mary does everything with an attitude of yes It can be done you just have to have the right attitude. God calls us to a life of service. We must serve with a can do attitude because we no, “in all things God works to the good,” for those who put their faith and attitude in Him.
Love is a verb which means it is not stagnant but always moving. Here are some Bible verses about love:
Ephesians 4:2: “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
1 Peter 4:8: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
John 15:12: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”
Notice theses verses are all about loving others and in the last verse Jesus commands us to love others. So at this time of year and all throughout the year let not our love be a silhouette but full fledged love others can see. and feel.
There are times in life when we think we are sly as a fox. When we think we have gotten one over on others but more importantly God. Hebrews 4:13 NIV, has this to say about hiding things from God, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” So in the end we may out fox others we are only outfoxing ourselves when we try to hide things from God.
Yesterday I talked about how we see the other people around us. Today I want to mention how we see ourselves. The Bible tells us we are to think of ourselves to highly lest we concreted and fall away. The Bible also tells us not to think of yourself lest you fall into despair. Me, while I am not what I would call handsome or athletic I like to think of myself as a child of God. This view helps me find my place in this world.