Friday, March 7, 2008

Seeing

1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.


Lake Blueridge in the North Georgia Mountains
August 2003, 18x24 Pastel


As a landscape painter, I've had the pleasure of going to places and painting what I see. It's amazing what you can see if you just stop long enough to really look. It takes stilling your spirit and getting into what I call 'the zone'.

We all get so busy doing things that we don't take time to stop and see what is actually before us. It's the same thing with our spiritual lives too. I think this is why revisiting passages we have read many times before always gives us something new to think on. By going back and taking a second look we find we missed something or something new is revealed.

3 comments:

Nonnie said...

water and green.....everything i love! yesterday's little prayer in the morning paper was "Lord, create our vision so we may see and understand more joy that you prepare of us each day. amen"

i have thought so much lately on not taking for granted what is before me every day....to not become complacent...thanks for your picture and thoughts this morning, phyllis....and hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day.
kimberly

Annette said...

I am so guilty of taking for granted in the moment and not looking at the whole picture, Thank you for the reminder this morning. Love Nettie

Just Joni said...

This painting is beautiful. This looks like a place I would like to visit. I love how I can see what you saw when you were standing there painting...you really do have talent Phyllis and yes, revisiting scripture allows it to "sink in" differently because we are at a different place in life each time we read it...I love that too, that God has made provisions for us before we even knew we needed it.

Have a lovely day in Georgia ~
Has Spring sprung yet?

JoNi

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