I am loving these paint dates! Alone, couples, friends… It’s all a different experience. Peaceful. Laughter. Atmosphere. Contentment. I want to go back. I like painting this way. End result is always astonishing!
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
“Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God’s Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.”
Philippians 1:3-6 MSG
We follow the teacher.
Listen for the steps.
We see a finished work displayed.
Many people in the room.
We confessed that we wouldn’t give up, doubt, complain or get discouraged.
We started with the base background.
We all have the same tools to work with, different people surrounding us.
Specific colors to use.
And a very positive and experienced teacher.
He knows what he is doing so we shouldn’t try to get ahead.
If you try and match any TWO pictures in the room, including his new muck up…. None look identical.
They are each unique, guided by that ones individuality and talent.
Everyone’s different, but each is special in it’s own way. You can’t compare your painting with others. They will all vary slightly.
That finished product.
We heard the word.
We know what it looks like, some specifics and an image.
Looks like it’s going to be a lot of work and detail to put in order to get to THERE!
His painting looks flawless.
And so does mine.
Theirs does too!
We all want the finished product.
Hang it on the wall as, “I’m done; I have obtained; I have arrived; I have accomplished; I have conquered this; I got there; I finally made it!”
But all the detail and work it took to get there.
We had to listen.
Even if we made mistakes. Sometimes it is frustrating.
We can cover over with the next slab of paint! No problem! Easy peasy! Let’s keep it moving!
We paint well.
Broken crayons still color. Blended colors do very well together. Being different can hold such great value. When you hold it up! You can say…. I did it!
It looked REALLY DIFFICULT!
Almost impossible! I have no painting talent but with a GREAT INSTRUCTOR leading the way moment to moment… The finished work will be amazing.
And all along the way, some parts were more difficult than others. Some things fairly simple!
C’est la vie! That’s how life goes!
Trust the Artist!
We all start with a clean slate…. New mercies every morning! Let’s paint it in!!! Our tree of tranquility!!!
Beyond the canvas of things… There is a God who mapped it all out already. He has been guiding us all along. We just need to trust His voice, His word, His plan and His timing! We’ll get it all right!
We just get there! Show up! Trust! Say, “lead the way!” I am just a learner ready to
I will pick up my brush and get to painting! Keep leading me God! Because
I trust that your work (no matter how messy I think it is) will truly be flawless!
I am your painter.
You are my instructor.
This canvas of mine, belongs to You!
I want my tree of tranquility…. ❤️🎨