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01 April 2008

Flower Art Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

15 x 30 inches


I am up. I am up. I am up. Terry is not. Terry is not. Terry is not. BUT he will be. We did all of our shipping to the Blanco gallery yesterday and I sent about 6 paintings out to a new collector in Nevada. SO we had a lot of work going out.

Sometimes in life we are faced with some major life changing decisions. Sometimes we don't want to face them and we put them off. EVERY day we face challenges and minor decisions and some of those we do not want to deal with either. Many of us turn to our "mother" or our "best friend" to have a discussion about things. (Goes back to my brother's story about the pubs in the UK and how beneficial they are.) But there is always something that comes up that is even too difficult to put in words. We don't want others that love us to know what anguish is in our hearts and what pulls at our minds in the middle of the night. We do not want to appear vulnerable. We don't want others to know how very alone we feel facing what looms in front of us. We may spend days, even months either avoiding the subject or dwelling on it until we make ourselves sick.

There is not a single one way you can identify someone in this situation. If it is you reading this, my words of love are from Proverbs, and it is my confirmation verse. I quoted it twice yesterday and when I saw it as the verse of the day on Daily Word this morning, I knew I would put it in my blog this morning. God has definitely put this verse in my heart over and over the past two days. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your insight. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths."

Trusting in Him and stepping back and turning it over to him is the only way. We truly all know in our heart the direction we should be going with our decision but are torn by not wanting change in our lives. I am the Queen of Change. I long for a quiet plateau with out it for awhile. Maybe you do too. Why can't things just go on and not change? That would be totally opposite of God's creation. "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:" Ecclesiastes 3:1 God so carefully created life and in everything and every animal and every person the intricacies of life and reproduction evolve smoothly with out extra thought. Every season evolves to the next...all apart of timing and the thing we call LIFE.

Take this day my friend and live it in confidence knowing the Lord has a plan for you and your life. Trust in Him. Go forward in His grace with strength to know He walks with you.


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.” —Proverbs 3:5


Miriam said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Very strong painting, esp. the way you painted the flowers. Beautiful color complements and composition.

Martha said...

Hello Laurie
I just happened to find your blogsite today by accident when I googled "rely not on your own insight." I am facing a life-changing decision RIGHT NOW and had been on the phone for a couple of hours with my Mom and she quoted this proverb. Right after we hung up I came upon your blog and I was struck by your message. It felt like you wrote it for me. Thank you. I wish we could sit and have a cup of tea. I would appreciate more of your insights right this moment. I look forward to reading more from you.
Grace to you too,
p.s. I'm an artist too

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