Sunday, February 19, 2012

Feb.19th “The Artist Gift and Work”

“Creation Of Man By Michelangelo”

"There’s an expression I have come to love and focus on in the most recent years, it states, “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work!” It took a long time and a lot of hurdles to overcome before I even had a chance to truly focus on this concept.

What we think is important, who we believe we are to be with, our circumstances, our history and most importantly our choices often take us away from those talents and gift that were given to us by Almighty God. Too often people don’t even credit God or acknowledge Him in their lives, so why should He befriend us when we have betrayed Him. His scripture is true and His words are clear so why are we surprised to find ourselves in situations and relationships that aren’t what we necessarily had in mind.

He has a way of reconciling all the issues and problems in our lives, if we will allow Him His rightful place in our heart.

What is clear is that He alone gave you talent and what He gave demands that you focus on it, use it, and work at it with all your heart, mind, and soul for HIs honor and His glory. It’s not to be wasted on drugs, bad negative relationships, unhealthy relationship with God and His scriptures.

God gave you talent! Find it, focus on it and work at it relentlessly. Anything else is unacceptable and He may bring about circumstances which may be painful, but if of Him they may take you and what He has given you to heights you only dreamed possible. This may or may not mean money which is all some people think about as important, but it will bring you the peace that passes understanding as well as other rewards.

He gives us new life through the reconciling power of His Son Jesus and His actions at the cross and His resurrection. Now we are to grow and work at this life with all its encumbrances, troubles, and setbacks. We are to trust, believe and grow as Christ’s power works in us and our circumstances. He can and does use us for His honor and His glory."

“God’s gifts are amazing, mother, father, spouse, children, life
Talents and wisdom and the opportunity of knowing Christ
What times we live in as God is questioned each and every day
What does it cost us when we choose our own selfish ways
Belief and faith, confession and commitment is our task
Living obedient for and to Christ is the only thing that lasts!”

“All true artists are given the gift, but it is what they do with it that separates the real from the abstract. Have a great week!”

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

Douglas Auld

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