Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Same Picture....Different Eyes

I woke up this morning with a very cool picture from the Lord. I tried to draw it while my daughters were in ballet today but it didn't translate from my mind to the paper as I would've liked. I hope to work on it until it's good enough to paint and frame. (It will take some time, lol).

There were two pictures depicting the exact same thing seen through different "eyes".

The 1st picture had a fence with 10 posts in a square formation. Each post representing the 10 commandments. The fence was covered with barbed wire. When you looked outside the fence, you saw drugs, alcohol abuse, pornography, wild living, and many other "dangerous" things to your soul. The person inside is glaring out from within WISHING he wasn't trapped inside.

The 2nd picture had a fence also with 10 posts in square formation. Each post representing one of the 10 commandments. However, this fence looked like something in a country meadow. Outside the fence you saw the same things as the first except circling the fence was a fierce lion prowling "seeking whom he might destroy". Inside this fence is a person relaxing and resting in a hammock in perfect peace.

It reminded me of a sermon Pastor Wade Trimmer taught us years ago. He gave us an example of someone coming into the church and him telling the person he/she could sit anywhere they wanted but not in this one particular seat. You can get really aggravated that you were unable to sit in that one seat. Why am I being denied the ability to sit in that one seat?! What you miss out on is that there are 100's of other seats you CAN sit in. We miss the wonderful freedoms we have when we focus on the things we don't need to do that ultimately are for our good and for our protection.

The End (for now)

1 comment:

pinkcamojeep said...

Michelle ....
Thanks for sharing ...
such a well painted image.
Very nice ...


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