Friday, February 07, 2014

Paint Party Friday: Waywardness!

Happy Paint Party Friday!
Here is what I did this morning-

"The good news is that
God has made provision
for our waywardness.
He has given us
the great gift of repentance."

I don't know why, but I like the word
It does not sound so bad!
But the truth of the matter is
that sin is sin,
whether it is serious or not.
Mostly because small sins lead to big sins.
Take David's idleness which led him
to murder the husband of the woman
he lusted after.
Then there's Saul, whose impatience
progressed to rebellion against God! 
It is good to look at our ways honestly
and see if there are little sins
(sometimes we don't even 
consider them as sins!)
like telling white lies, unkindness, 
inconsideration, impatience,
etc., and repent and try to do better.

 "Take nothing for your journey..." 
Jesus told his disciples 
when He sent them off to heal 
and preach repentance (Mark 6:7-13) 
This is something I have a hard time following! 
I am always soooo prepared that I do not pack lightly. 
We are all on a pilgrimage 
and this is our temporary home. 
 We should not burden ourselves 
with many many things, 
not only material possessions. 

We should also get rid of any anger, 
anxiety or fear that oppresses us. 
Thomas a Kempis said, 
"By two wings man is lifted 
from the things of this earth: 
simplicity and purity."
One of the ways we can do this 
is repenting of our waywardness!
 So let's lighten our load and enjoy the journey!

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  1. I like the personality in these young women you've created here! HPPF!

  2. I like how you said to deal with little sins. It's those "little" ones that lead to bigger ones if we're not careful. As always, beautiful art!

    Oh, and having a US address totally qualifies you for the giveaway. :)

  3. Beautiful artwork Patsy and a great post. Annette x

  4. This is inspirational and beautiful. Thank you Patsy for sharing with us today at Word Art Wednesday
    Blessings, Carole (DT WAW)

  5. YOUR work says so MUCH! thanks for sharing it!

  6. Beautiful paintings. I admire you for being able to get the tilted up face so perfect. Your scriptural illustrations are always an inspiration.

  7. Such a beautiful painting and I love the words. Have a wonderful day. God bless.

  8. It goes with what I just saw today, 'The only person that you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.' Love the paintings that go with your wonderful words of wisdom. Blessings, Janet PPF

  9. Beautiful paintings with beautiful words. Have a wonderful weekend,

  10. I especially love that second painting and how you've illustrated that verse. You have such a gift.

  11. We need to recognize our own waywardness. I'm glad you illustrated this point in your words and art. Amen.

  12. Very lovely painting with well chosen words.Thanks for sharing.

    Annabelle : )

  13. Sorry I haven't dropped here in a while - your paintings just keep getting better and better! Love them both. We have been in a sermon series - God is - and one of his attributes is of course holiness. Helps us to realize that any sin disrupts our relationship with God because all sin goes against his very nature!

  14. Very nice on both of the paintings.

  15. I love your beautiful and inspiring art! I think you should look into doing a book with this lovely art.

  16. Inspiring words. Inspiring art. Beautiful Patsy. How is your mother doing?

    Have a happy day!

  17. Your artwork is so lovely and your words full of God's wisdom!

  18. Loved both the ladies...Beautiful :)

  19. Happy belated paper Saturdays Patsy! ManonX


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