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30 June 2009

"The Great Race" Equine Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

'The Great Race'

18 x 24 inches
Oil on Canvas

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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2009

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6

The Painting: Taking off on a different road with this one. The horses are more defined for space; the action is in the movement of line and counter lines playing angles against each other.
Colors are always vivid.

The Thought: Planning ahead. Is it the Great Race? In the remodeling of this house we definitely should have had a better plan and kept a better schedule. Planning ahead I should have never lined up cable or internet until we were done.

This morning I began to wake and lifted one eyelid and saw it was light in the room. Terry is on a different schedule and I knew he had to be up. My eyes flew open to the alarm clock and it was only 4 am. I realized then the back neighbors 'movement' light was on and it was reflecting off the monstrous second story next door towering over us with its silver insulating board lighting up our entire bedroom with reflections of the light. Not exactly the stars and moon we had before is it? Prayers began to tumble from my head across my lips. What am I missing that I am to learn from this? Patience must be at the top of the list. Patience in God to position us where we are to be for Him to give what we need for our lives. We must all be in place... the place He wants us to be.

How do you plan for this? Can you plan ahead? In the old testament what did Joseph do when God told him of a seven year famine? He took immediate action and began making provisions for the future by storing food. What are we each facing in our own lives right now and are we preparing for the future? Our future?

Terry and I have touched on several things over the past few months, but I believe it is time to get a firm grip on our plans for the future. God may be laughing as we do them, but with constant prayer and listening, I hold firm in my faith whatever we decide will be the best guide we can use right now.

Faith without works is dead. We must have a plan based in faith. Achieving financial freedom for retirement will be a challenge in this economic economy. Everyone can save but you have to make a decision to do it and carry through. I think for us we will begin building that 6-12 months of reserve cash in our savings account. So much of what we have is tied in the stock market. (yeah, high risk, low risk, medium risk... whatever!) The time now is to be focused on our diligence to save and be consistent. Wealth will be gather little by little. Small steps before you run.

Always know there will be unexpected things happening. That is God at work. We wise and build up that six months of living expenses. Do not waste your money. Remember to consider NEED and WANT. I am pretty tight on our money outgo right now. We are on hold unless we visit about expenditures. The Bible says in Proverbs that a good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children. In this economy that is a huge task. I don't think I will make that in money. Their inheritance will most likely be artwork.

Yes I can hear them groaning in heaven.

Make a plan today and begin to carry through to your new goal.


"But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever." 1 Timothy 5:8

1 comment:

Krista Hasson said...

Absolutely Stunning!!

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