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08 November 2008

Gathering of Roses
Contemporary Art Flowers, Roses Palette Knife Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

Saturday morning finds me itching to paint so bad I almost did not blog. Music playing right now is:

Arietta con Variazioni 5:29 Kelly Yost Kelly Yost - Piano Reflections: A Gentle Selection of Reflective Light Classics Classical

This is some of my favorite music to paint by... classical piano.

Survival. That seems to be a key word in today's world with the economy tanking. With all the negativity in the news and the job layoffs, rising grocery prices, housing prices has to have an impact on everyone somewhere in their life. An African proverb talks of gazelles and when they awake in the morning they know they must always be ready to outrun the fastest lions or they will be eaten. AND every lion when it wakes up knows it has to outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. So it doesn't matter if ou are the gazelle or the lion, you hit it running the moment you wake up. Running is a top priority to both species. It is the difference between life and death.

If you want change in your life ( and I am not speaking financial change or immediate physical change) prayer must have this same priority in our lives as running did for the gazelle and lion.
God has given us a significant way to commune with him, and from that we grow and effectively live and can overcome and endure what ever is to be. Unfortunately with most of us prayer has become commonplace and quite optional. There might be graced uttered when company sits to eat with us, or a quick prayer in desperation when things are going really bad in a crisis moment.
OR wait, better yet, when we need something.

The enemy is time and ourselves. We all say, "I just don't have time." Do you watch TV during the day? If you can do that you can spend time in His word and in prayer. I cannot even begin to tell you how much this will change your life. Some one might respond, "That makes prayer a chore that you have to do and not something spontaneous from the heart." Okay, you are right, but you have to start somewhere. Make prayer a priority. Aristotle said," We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."

To have Prayer that changes everything, prayer must be before everything.

Joy and abundance,


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:5-6 (A favorite from my Aunt Bonnie)

1 comment:

Bronwyn, said...

What a bright bouquet, so eye catching! I love the lushness of that background colour!

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