I have several new paintings that I hope to have listed soon. Here is just a little peak at one of my favorites. I am thankful for my mother-in-law who provided the frame.
“For it is by grace￼ you have been saved,￼ through faith￼—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— ￼not by works,￼ so that no one can boast.￼￼ For we are God’s handiwork,￼ created￼ in Christ Jesus to do good works,￼ which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:8-10
I have been wrestling with how to invest my time during this season in my life. I have struggled with this same question many times in my life. The question of, God how do I serve you right now? Lord what have you prepared for me in this time? I believe the heart of these questions is beautiful and I find peace in Ephesians 2 where is says that “God prepared in advance for us to do.” When we come to Christ, when our identity is in Christ we are each given a purpose. So much of our relationship with God is us discovering that purpose. I myself have known for a long time my purpose in life but God has never given me a road map to fulfilling my God given purpose. He gives me one step at a time. I believe this beautiful because it allows God to lead our lives, us to walk by faith and learn to trust a Lord and savor that we cannot always see, feel or understand.
So for all those out there that wrestle with these same issues I pray that you find contentment in your present, that god gives you the steps to take now in your life as your faith and trust in him grows.