Sunday, February 26, 2012
Feb.26th “May Be Hazardous”
"One can’t imagine the numbers of artists who have been affected by the hazardous materials that they have used. It has been documented that many have gone crazy, suffered from mental and physical infirmities or even died because of the chemicals and mixtures of toxic materials that were utilized in the making and use of paint and painting mediums. This has been going on for hundreds of years, but it has only been recently that this has come to the forefront where artists and manufacturers are doing something about it. Today it’s no secret that lead and turpentine is extremely hazardous to your health. Breathing the vapor and using one’s hands to clean, smear or even paint transferable potentially dangerous materials seems crazy, but every day artists use materials that are reported to be between 80% to 90% hazardous to their health.
Extreme care, choices, and the proper material and products must be utilized to ensure a safe environment as well as safe products for one’s work and one’s health.
With the divorce rate in the Christian community running at over 50% obviously something is wrong with what we think and how we respond to our connection to God as well as each other. Relationships have many of the characteristics of hazardous toxins. The Bibles says: “Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman? Prov 5:20 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. Prov 6:28, 29 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife. Prov 21:19 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. Prov 25:24 A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm. Prov 27:15 For an adulterous woman is a deep pit, and a wayward wife is a narrow well. Prov 23:27”
Extreme care and the proper choices must be made to ensure a healthy, growing, loving relationship for one’s spiritual and physical health. If you are looking for a marital relationship, you’ll need to find someone who loves the Lord with all their heart and all their soul. They need to put Him first and you first and no others after that, or else it will never work. They need to be a man or woman of God. They need to know and live His Word. God must be living actively on the throne of their heart. Otherwise you are taking painful chances and making sinful choices. Too many of us have failed at our choices as well as our responses and responsibilities to and in our relationships. We have not been what we should have been. We need a full intimate self examination along with periodic check-ups.. We need to make right our own relationship with God as well as each other. It’s not about guilt. It’s about what and who God wants us to be!"
“Too often we think and focus on our own cares and worries
We don’t take time to ask Him as we’re always in a hurry
We don’t want to wait; nor are we interested in His way
We talk too much, often with nothing of real importance to say
It’s not about our wants and our needs and our desires
It’s all about Him and making our priority for Him even higher!”
“If you’re an artist be careful of your relationship to toxins and if you are in a relationship make choices that will reduce the toxins in your life. Have a great week!”
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