24 x 36 inches Oil on Canvas
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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2009
The Painting: Bring out the shovels... I used them on this piece. Actually it was the palette knife and very heavy oils. I have not painted this heavy in oils all summer because of humidity. This painting may take days to dry. I love the musical feel of colors as the flowers are each dancing in the evening breeze.
The Thought: Often when I am working or painting a piece and I think I have a direction, I suddenly realize as I proceed into it that I am lost. Fortunately most of the time God knows where I am and out of what seems to be building chaos comes to be a beautiful painting that just 'appeared'.
Life is often like that too. Not only when we are living in chaos and we find wonderful moments or silver linings, but also when we are working diligently and realize all the work we are doing will never be seen by anyone. How could anyone appreciate our hard work? Do you ever think, "Humm, maybe someone will come in and see me working and lend a hand. No one realizes what all I do."
God knows. He truly knows and the best work is often done behind the scenes where no human ever knows. God's strength and is with you in your tasks today. You are never alone. Others may never see you and how you are working this day, but you are serving and doing your job.
God's got your back.
"Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, Knowing that your labor is not vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58