'Power of Three'
18 x 27 Acrylic on Canvas
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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2009
The Painting: A pull ... a pull with some favorite colors on THICK crisp white. There is a movement with in these on the pure white that brings me to a musical movement as you would read music and perform it....in 3/4 time of course! Named the Power of Three...can you guess why?
The Thought: I promised pumpkins and babies didn't I?
Oma and Tink Reading
Bampa and Tink waiting for something to eat.
Promises are a special thing. How often do you make promises in one day? My mind echoes with the words,
"I PROMISE I will do it today."
"I promise I will be there to pick you up."
If you are like me, when someone uses those words you hesitate unless it is someone that has a trusted history with you. A "carry through" history. There are those in our lives we love that make promises and we know it will carry through, we just don't know when it will carry through. Their word is good but their calendar and clock run differently than the time the rest of us live on. AND then there are those (and I am one of these) that will promised to do something and they do it, but everything else suffers to make sure it gets done. I find myself having to juggle time to make sure I complete what I have committed to.
God is the perfect promise.
I am sure you all have heard the phrase, "God promises not to give us more than we can handle, and He promises to give us the strength to overcome the trials that come into our lives."
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
Anything that comes our way or tempts us, any tragedy, or anything in every day life, we are capable of facing it, living through it and spiritual growing. Never is it easy. There are times I have had doubts and truly had to shake myself back to my faith to make it through. I have rarely doubted my spiritual faith and my strength to prevail, but often looking back I wonder if it was the human side of stubbornness or if I truly let go to let God.
Another favorite promise:
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
He has promised love, care and forgiveness. He keeps all promises to us if we believe and honor Him. The condition it to believe. The promise is to be saved. We are to love God with all our heart, all our mind and all our actions.
His promises are woven through out the Bible. Many times the promises are tied to the word "if"as it requires an open heart to receive His promises and gifts.
God goes to great lengths to find you and give you His Promise if you are ready to listen.
"Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust." 2 Peter 1:2-4