20 x 24 inches
Oil on Canvas
Revisit Oil Painting
© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2009
The Painting: I revisited a piece that seemed to be missing something and of course that is always color from my brain. The original was all in acrylic and this revisited version has several layers of oil added on top of it. As soon as I touched it up, someone emailed that it was what they wanted and so as soon as it is dry, it heads to the coast to live.
The Thought: What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Do you yawn and stretch? Most of us do. Stretching is a time to waken the relaxed body and begin slowly moving and stretching those muscles that have been relaxed all night. It allows them to bend and work with out pain as you push out from the covers to stand and begin your day.
Each day is a challenge and perhaps it is wise to think of a morning prayer as "stretching" and awakening the senses to the day and the challenges ahead. By tuning into God and spending time with Him, you begin to awaken to your true potential. 'Stretching with God' allows you the ability to reach further than you ever have before. Reaching new heights with new confidence spurs open infinite possiblities.
Stand up right now and close your eyes. Stretch your arms overhead and reach for God asking Him to empower you this morning with all the flexibility you need for this day.
"Speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ." Ephesians 4:15