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17 February 2011

Horse Play Abstract Horse Painting for Sale by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, Simple with God

Horse Play
10 x 10 inches  Oil on Canvas  
Available  
Contact me for pricing. Laurie
 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2011


 Shhh...its a secret.
Betcha don't realize it...

There is a secret to simplicity. There is a way to bring your life under 'control'. 

Shhh...be quiet and listen.

In 17th century France, Brother Lawrence, a humble monk serving in a monastery as a cook, discovered how to put God First in everything he did. This went way beyond the typical rituals and prayers observed in the monastery, God was first in the kitchen as Brother Lawrence worked. God was first in all his conversations with others in the monastery.  God was first in every aspect of his life.

RESULT:   A SIMPLE LIFE.

 GOD IS ALWAYS PRESENT:
Here is some of what Brother Lawrence wrote: "God has infinite treasure to bestow.  When He (God) finds a soul penetrated with a lively faith, He pours into it His graces and favors plentifully; there they flow like a torrent."

 TALK WITH GOD in a quiet intimate way. Give continual silent praise and thanksgiving for His love. Reaffirm it constantly.  Brother Lawrence refers to this as 'habitual, silent and secret conversation of the soul with God." Brother Lawrence found pure joy from doing this.

CONFESS or RELEASE your mistakes to God. Commit to Him that you will strive to do better in life.  Brother Lawrence never wasted time feeling bad or punishing himself for his mistakes.  His full trust was in God's forgiveness and knowledge that His grace would help Him become a better person.  It did.

So I leave you with words to keep close at heart. When you begin to feel hurried, pressed or frustrated, STOP and begin to turn your words and thoughts to God. This is really hard to do, but you must try it.  Find things to praise Him for in your life. Count your many blessings. When you turn to Him and stop thinking about what was bothering you, your problems will resolve themselves and answers will come.

GOD IS GUIDING YOU NOW.

GOD IS WITH YOU.

The only thing you have to do every day, in every moment is focus on God. Keep it simple...with God.

Laurie          

"For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.” - 1 John 3:11
 
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