Sunday, June 26, 2011
Jun 26th “Cracks Below the Surface Appear”
"If you’ve been here before, you know I‘m constantly working on paintings. While some have their own opinion on what work is and what work isn’t, that’s another blog for another day. One of the paintings (not the one above) had the age old curse of cracks in a certain area. If you work with oils you know the rules and the curses. You just didn’t wait for the natural drying process. You dove back in because you hate to stop and put your expression on hold, and applied more paint. Soon you see them and you know corrective measures must be taken before you proceed or you’ve got to throw it away and start anew.
Some artists say I would never correct them and never have a painting which was perfectly correct. Others make the necessary repairs and move on without sacrificing the worthy expression that was originally created.
This week I heard and saw some cracks below the surface appearing in some conversations I had with different people. One person was expressing how sometimes they just could not understand their spouse as the meaning of things expressed kept changing. Another expressed how their child had told them that even when their partner was wrong they would never admit it as they were always right. Someone else told me that their in-laws were perfectly clear that they really wanted nothing to do with them.
Sometimes we know and see the cracks, but don’t want to deal with them. Sometimes we don’t really see what’s causing them. Sometimes we do not want to confront someone about them. Sometimes we seek advice and insight on what to do about them. Sometimes our council doesn’t have a clue about the cracks even when told about them. Sometimes we just throw everything away no matter the consequences to whomever or God’s commands or purposes.
Relationships deal with more than one person. James 1:5; “If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” Remember, the answer will be according to His Word, not just something your family, friends, or the world tells you.
1 Peter 4:8; “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.” If you are His, He will help you!”
“Great interaction builds up and doesn’t tear away
No need for life to have explosions waiting every day
The anger and the yelling never solved a thing
Living for the world to see; satisfaction won’t bring
It’s each other not what family or friends have to say
Pouring both hearts out to the King is the only way!”
“Paintings always require a close examination, some cracks can be repaired and others will continue to deface the painting. Check the other cracks in your life and remember you choose to be in love and to love. Have a great week!”
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