This was going to be a different Friday as I had decided not to write. Ha ha. Me? not write?
So I am taking the required 5 minutes to write on the word “different” for Five Minute Friday. If you are a writer and just want to write for fun and link with others to encourage them, join us.
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I thought of many ways I could approach the word different – how changed I am from the way I was last year, to how I was 16 years ago- to today. I thought of how life is better and different when I am with God than when I am not.
But I decided to take a look at my journey in art. When I first took a watercolour painting course in 1996, I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know.
Not about art – but about seeing.
Yes my eyes were closed to the world around me. Through my subsequent art lessons I learned to see.
I remember when we were taught to look at a distance and see the atmospheric conditions – how there were grays, and not blues, how the trees where not green but they could actually look blue.
And then to look at trees on the side of the road – to really look at the different greens. There are deep greens, lime greens, all interspersed. Can you see the difference?
I started to look. And as I started to look closer I really saw the difference.
I had to be careful when driving on the country roads that in my desire to see, I didn’t take my eyes off the road.
Now to look how this affected my life.
I really hadn’t seen how different God made his creatures, his plants, his flowers. When I saw a flower up close it looked incredible.
I started to take pictures. I bought a good camera and for a long time I took many pictures.
My thought: When you take time and look, things can be different. (click to tweet)
The same is true with my faith. I didn’t really think about my faith before. It was there. It didn’t mean anything to me.
But then I started to look – to ask, to question, and eventually to pray.
I now know I am different than I was in 1996. I have seen into the spiritual and as I study, pray, and listen to God I see it more and more.
Now I also do Bible Art so I can see what God is speaking to me. Here are 2 versions of 2 Corinthians 3:17.
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