January 10, 2021
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Psalm 19:1 – The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. (KJV)

We know that God's creation provides the artist's most extensive colour palette from which to choose. The rainbow provides an eye feast on the array of primary, secondary, and colours in between. Recently, I visited the post of a featured artist. Her words, "The sunsets and sunrises are my inspiration", opened a new vista within my understanding. The beauty of colour is used by God to let the world see Him through creation.

Since God created everything, it is God who is our inspiration. When we take in the beauty of creation knowing that it is a gift from God, it changes us. We see God's splendour in everything. When we come to know Jesus Christ as our Saviour, many of us desire that beauty to be within, through, and beyond us, to share with others. That beauty we find in the fullness of God.

Fluid art is the technique of simply pouring acrylic colour onto a canvas. The artist continues, "I love fluid art because it forces me to let the paint take control of the piece, and I have to accept it as is."

One of the most difficult and ongoing things that we do as Christians is to give our burden of control to God. For this artist, pouring the paint to do as it wills, compares with the believers' submission to God. We must surrender ourselves to let Him pour the white righteousness of Christ into our lives. What God can do through us as we seek and praise Him daily, and give ourselves to Him, is a miracle beyond words. We can't improve God's work.

His warm colours of everlasting kindness and gentle mercies are not a secret. To rely on the Holy Spirit's guidance is our gift to the Father who provided Jesus to us for salvation.

When we see the miracles performed with His handiwork, let us think about the miracles that He can do within us when we submit our lives to Him. His splendour is reflected in His creation. He teaches us to seek Him, praise Him, and live life moment by moment with Him. We listen to His Word and apply it to our lives, as we release control of our lives to our sovereign Lord Jesus. Our goal is complete submission to His will. Our own image will beautifully reflect Him as we make Jesus Christ, Lord of our lives. Are we ready?

Philippians 1:6 – And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (ESV)

Prayer: Dear Father, we thank You for freely pouring Your crimson-red colour of redemption onto our souls. As we live our lives for Christ, we anticipate the moment of His return in His glorious bright white of righteousness. Amen.

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thanks for the inspiring words, Karen.

    Thank you for sharing this devotional with us. God does like to splash color everywhere! Blessings.

    Wow!!!! Thanks sister in Christ for submitting to writing/sharing this Holy Spirit inspired insight!
    In the previous 24 hrs., this similar insight was emerging upon me as well.
    God is so real, amazing… GOOD! Thank you, Jesus.

    Dear Karen,
    How vivid your examples are in the devotional today… from sunrise to sunset, the pouring of paint in fluid art compared to the believer’s submission to the will of God spoke so clearly to me.
    Thanks for challenging me to submit to His will and beautifully reflect Jesus as I endeavour to make him Lord of my life.

    Hello Karen,
    Thank you for your reflective words in today’s devotional. Yes, it is amazing the changes that can occur in our lives and the lives of others when we submit to the Lord and adapt to His guidance. The sunsets, flowers, trees etc. that He has created are a special beauty to be enjoyed and the beauty that He creates in souls that submit to Him is an awesome delight.
    Blessings for the writings you do.

    I enjoy the art images and your interpretation.

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