Looking through the Windows in Time with Artist Laurie Pace
©Laurie Pace Graphics One Design 2023
16 x 20 Oils on Birch, Shadow Box Frame
by Laurie Pace
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“So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? So also Abraham 'believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.' Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham" Galatians 3:5-7
Have you had some of these recently? In my younger years I waited for postcards from God. I knew that was not real, but I would wait for a message or direction. As I got older I accepted the reality that abiding meant abiding and waiting on HIM meant doing it patiently.
The hard thing today is letting it ALL go to the point that joy fills my thoughts and my life, my words and my actions. Not as easy as I thought it would be, because I am human and tired. Many things are changing around me that I have zero control over and everything shifts and changes by the day. The other humans in my life sometimes make it challenging because they are facing things ahead that scare them and they are clinging to what was and not ready to let go.
I have shared in prior posts my thoughts of walking away from painting and the joy in that is returning to my music and my writing and maybe even teaching. I also would have time for Terry and I to do things together and with our grandchildren. Is there something you are struggling with right now?
I lean always upon Proverbs Chapter 3. You might want to read the full chapter. My confirmation Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil."
Another favorite to lean into and abide with is: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.... And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:5-7
I will close with one more Chapter 3:5-7. I began to realize recently there is meaning to everything and for my most favorite verses to be Chapter 3:5-7 this is the fourth one I found that is the last and the most important one today:
John 3:5-7 “Jesus answered, truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit."
I will be praying for you. The world has changed and not in a good way. Abide with God... find joy in the day, in every moment. Do not let your mind take over with negativity.
Follow the Spirit of the Paint with me ...
Laurie Pace - A Texas Artist
Laurie is an international artist, her paintings are collected in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, DuBai, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, St Thomas, Romania, Greece, Croatia, and Ecuador.
© Graphics One Design 2023