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11 August 2011

Abstract Horse Painting Power of Three in Progression by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Progression on Power of Three
24 x 36 will be oil on Canvas... from the studio sketching with I will do a wash with acrylics and then the oils on top of that.
Commissioned Painting  
This is my first piece in Painting it Forward for the next three months.
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 Psalm 86

A prayer of David.
1 Hear me, LORD, and answer me,
   for I am poor and needy.
2 Guard my life, for I am faithful to you;
   save your servant who trusts in you.
You are my God; 3 have mercy on me, Lord,
   for I call to you all day long.
4 Bring joy to your servant, Lord,
   for I put my trust in you.
 5 You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
   abounding in love to all who call to you.

 In my studies this week, this Psalm struck me at my heart and through the next few days I will share parts of it with you.  As you read the first five verses can you begin to understand the true intimacy between David and God? David bares to God his basic anxiety while in the same breath extols the belief he has in the strength of God and how much he trusts Him to come to his aid.

Have you ever desperately called out to someone... "Can you hear me? Please can you hear me? HELP, only you can help me."  What is missing?  In this simple plea there is nothing for me to grasp onto why you want me to help you.  If only I can help you... what is it that connects us?  In simple conversation it is not enough information.  WHY do you need me?

That, my friend, is what God is waiting to hear from you, WHY DO YOU NEED HIM? WHAT DOES HE HAVE OR DO that benefits you?   All those prayers of desperation..."Help me, if you help me now I will never do this again." or " If you help me out of this situation I promise I will go to church every Sunday."

To me these are empty prayers and pleas of conditional praying. There are no conditions in unconditional love and God loves YOU unconditionally. He is going to help you but you must remember to tell Him what it is He has that you need. Do you love Him unconditionally? Do you trust Him to provide exactly what you need? 

David does trust fully in God and does not rely on adding conditions to his prayers. He acknowledges both trust and the truth that the Lord is forgiving and good, giving love to all who call (pray, talk, converse, listen) with Him.  God is just that. God loves you simply with open heart and open love waiting for you to realize this and lean yourself into His waiting light and love.


"You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long" Psalm 86:2-3

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