Sunday, September 18, 2016

Declaring God's Glory

My van is loaded with 250 or so works of art, spanning forty years of my creative output in preparation of my trip to NY where Bostwick Auction will auction them all to prospective buyers. (I will keep you updated on auction info. Anyone can bid online/phone-in! I imagine they will be very affordable.)

I have always been a prolific artist. I am, and was, always drawing. I once had an art friend who was a college professor of art. She told me that I didn't need to be drawing to prove to myself I was an artist.
"Being an artist is in your very DNA," she told me. "It is a part of your soul. Everything you do, you do as an artist."

True or not, I found that very comforting. I am an artist...even when I am not creating art.

I also find it very applicable to the spiritual life. Once we know Christ and are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, everything we do and everything we are contains the essence of God. We are Christ-bearers. Now, we are still capable of sin, and God does not sin, but the very core of who we are is God's creation, loved by Him, and created for His good purposes. Just as all creation declares the glory of God, our being does as well!

Isn't that wonderful!!??
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1 Corinthians 10:31 

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

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