Tuesday, September 8, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #14, Maturity

Welcome everyone to Challenge #14 of Glory Art Scripture by Patter Cross.  For this challenge she chose Maturity and what a great subject.  I think we all to some extinct want to just sit and watch and just want to be babies forever.  I know in the work place there are times I just want to go home and put a pacifier in to keep from crying.  What about you?  But in all things we need to grow up even in our faith with Jesus Christ.
Patter had a wonderful devotion for this challenge and you can check it out here.  I love how she started out salvation "on the bottom rung of the ladder" and to move up we have to climb the ladder.  You can't get anything done at the bottom.  Just as an infant cannot stay on milk and needs more solid food as they grow, so do we.  I find myself going backwards at times and that is why I have to search his word and pray daily or I will continue to move back to the milk stage and we cannot live just on milk.  As Patter said we will become "malnourished Christians."
That is why I chose the verse I used on my mixed media canvas, Ephesians 4:1-3,  "As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.   Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." 
You see, if we live the life worthy of the calling we have received from God and humble ourselves, love one another, as He has called us to do, keep unity we will be growing in Christ and becoming more like Christ.  That is our ultimate Goal to be more like Him and in doing so others will want to follow our example.  Right now, I don't know if there are many who would want to follow my example, especially at work.  I am really working on that situation and praying hard.  And, God is working on me.
So here is my mixed media piece.  I forgot to add where the scripture came from and noticed it once I started to post the pictures.  I am going to write it on the canvas so everyone knows where the scripture came from.  Hope you enjoy my "Glory Art" today.

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