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Thursday, February 21, 2013

CHERISHED


Imagine having a parent that is so powerful, influential, and loving who would never ever abandon you, will always be there for you no matter how good or bad you are?  Well, look no further but up. 

Oftentimes, we worry about what tomorrow brings.  It is innate in our us to do so because of what we have come to know all along, that we are meant to be workhorses or even the proverbial gerbil on a wheel.  I do not encourage idleness at all, please don’t get me wrong.

However, life is like a wheel, the soothsayers confirm.   Sometimes we are up and sometimes we are down.  Regardless of where we are on the wheel, we should always look to God for either guidance or thankfulness.   In Hebrews 13:5-6 we are reinforced, “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me?”  Why wouldn't God do it for us when He does it even for the birds who He provides food for?

Wow!  God has confirmed that to me over and over in the past.  As long as I am obedient to him, walk in His ways, be in His will, He always takes care of me.  God “cherishes” each and every one of us.  Sometimes we are too concerned about discrediting the reality of God that we forget to surrender to Him and let him take charge of our lives.  In the past, I often wondered how it is that could be done.  So I literally pushed worries out of my mind, after I sincerely surrender my cares and worries to Him because oftentimes, I really couldn’t handle it.  God wants us to do this in a such a way that we don’t even think about taking it back from Him by worrying about it after we’ve surrendered it.  Doing so would only prove we do not have faith and take control of it again.  He will come through and when He does, it is with a bang!  He does it in such a way where there could be no other explanation for it except to accept that it did come from Him and we often call it a “miracle” or “divine intervention”.  Yes, there is such a thing.  Isn’t He jus simply amazing?

Till my next rant…. LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!!

The painting above was inspired by these two birds outside my window.



3 comments:

Anamarie Fox said...

Thank you so much for your message, Michelle! It makes all of this worthwhile! You have no idea how much I appreciate that God's purpose for me is finally coming to fruition and I am positive that you will be there too! It's all in His time, right?

Anamarie Fox said...

I accidentally deleted your message Michelle, good thing I had the email copy! I'm reposting

Michelle Lowe has left a new comment on your post "CHERISHED":

Wow! I picked up a copy of Cloth Paper Scissors Studio with your studio featured and just had to go onto your blog. I have to say Anamarie, I'm sooo happy I did. I am a "prodigal daughter" coming home to God after a long absence and I agree with what you say. Your rant believe it or not, filled me with so much love because it is the truth. I am also a mixed media artist trying to find my way artistically and I think your work is absolutely inspiring. Thank you Anamarie!

Michelle Lowe said...

I couldn't agree more! :)