Sunday, August 14, 2011

August 14th “Blinded Without Being Blind”

“TimeTogether -Rockland Harbor, ME”

"When one takes paint to canvas there are a whole bunch of things that happen. If there is no plan and no experience, we see the results. If there is experience, skill and training, we see the difference in a dramatic way. In either case there are a series of questions, answers and directives. Each decision will play a part in the outcome. Sometimes those decisions which placed the future outcome of the work demands to be reworked or completely redone. Often this is the result of poor planning, poor execution, or our thinking getting ahead of ourselves. One artist says he starts out and as soon as he does his work it is nothing more than a series of corrections. There is a means and method and when ignored it often comes back to bite.

We are all sinners, guilty, and the world is moving toward death. Nothing from original creation is the same. It never stops changing and it’s all dying in its own way. The Bible says,”the heart is desperately wicked”. It is always trying to justify itself, especially if we make decisions contrary to Scripture and the truth. In today’s world, we fight these decisions each and every day. As in painting, we all can choose, but often our choices should be looked at carefully. We have time and the ability to visit them and change the outcome.

John MacArthur from “Above Reproach” puts it this way:
“The person who neglects ethical integrity is telling a lie about God with his life and his attitude. If he calls himself a Christian and professes to be a child of God, he is in fact taking God’s name in vain at the most fundamental level. That puts the issue of ethical integrity in perspective, doesn’t it?

That’s what we need to call to mind whenever we are tempted to adapt our ethical principles for convenience’ sake. It isn’t worth the high cost to our reputation, our character, or our testimony.”

“Sin is always stepping in and trying to change life
Nothing is the same with the curse on man and wife
Influence and choices lead to what comes about
Maligning words and misguided truths births doubt
Forfeiting the right to have anything to say
You forsook all and choose to go your own way!”

“Paintings teach us and remind us of just how fragile life really is. Make the right choices or remake those you should change. It’s not too late. Have a great week!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

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