Sunday, April 3, 2011
Apr.3rd “Broken Communication”
" Paintings communicate messages! If you find they don’t then you’re either not in tune with what they are saying, don’t have your mind cleared to receive heart mail, or the paintings are not worth their salt. Great paintings deal with something that is a part of you and forge an ongoing relationship. Even if they bring you to an emotional peak, they age well, giving you more and more each day you encounter them.
Those messages need to be positive. Ever notice how you feel on a bright sunny day with perfect temperature? Compare that with dark gloomy overcast or some storm that’s beating the mess out of you.
Painting relationships offer many of the same characteristics as personal relationships. If you’re positive you encounter more, reach out more, and react better. People who are positive have better health, more hope, and better outlook on life. If you’re negative, you are pessimistic, often depressed, and are always waiting for the shoe to drop. A lot of negative people have numerous ever changing and related physical and mental health issues. If you’re controlling, you’re never fully satisfied, you’re wanting and you have to be the center of attention either being the object of that attention or controlling the conversation to the point you speak for others. Negative people feed well with others who have a similar outlook, negative energy breeds negative feelings.
Christ came to let us know the truth. He came to set us free. He came to bring us back into a right relationship. We live in a fallen world where “the prince of the power of the air” controls much of the images and the influences we encounter every day. He endeavors to destroy relationships, marriages, families, situations and circumstances. His activities are centered on taking our minds away from what we know is the truth, what we know is right and a true understanding of God and His working plan for the reconciliation of mankind.
Most of our world and our culture are following that fallen angel, Satan to destruction. Most people say things like “this family will not break up”, when all they have really been doing is laying the seeds for breaking it up. Proverbs 14:1 says, “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” The same principle lies at men’s doorstep as well.
We take no time to recognize God and His infinite power to heal and overcome. We give Him no chance at changing circumstances and events to bring about the changes that are necessary. We so forget to call out to Him. Instead we take the word of others around us that the grass is greener and it’s about me, my feelings, and my life. We just accept what the world (Satan) says, “You will not surely die.” We would never ask for forgiveness and seek reconciliation. Instead we offer no apology, no empathy, no servant hood, no loyalty, and no honor, we just “file for a breaking of a relationship’; because suddenly our feelings aren’t the same or someone is no longer meeting our standards. Even relationships put together by God for God’s purpose are trashed because expectations haven’t been met; someone else has turned our head; or a vote was cast by friends and family that tell you to go on with “your” life and forget all the rest. How selfish are we? How blind are we? How stupid are we?
We so forget that Christ came into this depraved, fallen world as a servant to do the will of Him who sent Him. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Wake up, wipe the crust from your eyes, stop the flow of lies, look and listen, it’s not too late for you to get right, to correct that broken communication, and do the will of Him who has purchased you!"
“You know April 1st is considered April Fool’s Day
But who really plays that fool and who really pays
Is that pride always just in front of all your words
More time talking than listening to what you heard
Living out with feelings leading, going on with one’s life
Broken communication is always polluted with strife!”
“The value of great paintings lays in the memories and positives they deliver to your heart. Spend some time thinking but don’t wait too long to act. Have a great week. Look forward to talking with you again soon!”
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