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05 January 2011

More Layers Painting in progress, The First Race, Horse Oil Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace; Caution: Be careful sweeping the house of impure Spirits.

'More Layers The First Race'
5 ft by 5 ft   Oil on Canvas

Commissioned painting SOLD.
Contact me for your very own painted ponies. Laurie

 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2011

Yesterday I did not work on The First Run very long.  I had to turn my time to a donation piece for the Hearts for Hospice Ball in Mt Pleasant, Texas.  I chuckled at the committee as we discussed a donated piece for their project.  I am collected internationally for horses and my second collected pieces are my music pieces.  Here in the Piney Woods of East Texas they were worried that the abstract Ponies might be a culture shock.  What do you think? I think not, but we settled on a music piece, which is sad because the horses definitely demand more attention.  So tomorrow I will post the image of the painting I will finish up this morning. Yesterday was prep work on the canvas with the glazes layers of music and then a good 12 hours to dry out before I jump in with glazes of paint on the surface.

Prep work is always important in life. I don't think we can be prepared for everything in our life journey because God is too predictable of a character for us to do that. His predictability is change and it comes whether we are prepared or not prepared. So think for a moment what prep work is needed to allow you to take what comes in this life good or bad. 

For our family it is establishing the foundation of Jesus in our lives, the Spirit in our hearts and minds and the relationship with God the Father. This 'prep' work is never ending.  The support from this prep work is never ending.  God is never ending.   But unless you are open and willing to accept him there is no amount of preparation that will support you during the good and the bad.

I remember back about 8 years ago when our youngest was struggling to find the way through some pretty rough life experiences.  I became a maddened prayer warrior demanding and denying the forces of negativity and evil in the situation.  Terry  immediately cautioned me and ask me NOT to do this. I did not understand why. As a mother I was ready to fight whatever I had to and I knew in my heart and mind my faith was strong enough to win the battle.  

As a believer we can pray and remove impure spirits from 'a house' or person.  And we can demand release of those evil spirits.  The backside is this:  IF the house or person is not ready to bring God into their lives, and you have swept their house free of the ugliness and the house or person is unoccupied, they are empty.  If they are not ready to accept Jesus into their lives, they remain more vulnerable to the return of evil.    When God is not there, the evil spirits return and bring more with them making the situation even worse than in the beginning.

This was an AH HAH moment in my life.  Once again it taught me that I truly can believe and pray but I do not have any control in the free life of others. Everything that happens is in God's hands, and until our youngest was ready to face the light, open the shades and let the light in,   I was doing more harm than good.  We should continue to pray for folks in need of release, but pray in the manner that allows the light into their lives. They have to be strong enough to do their own PREP work.


   “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”  Matthew 12:43-45

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