Saturday, 8 December 2012

Creating in Faith - Foundation

Having a good foundation allows you to know that you are standing on something solid.  A house won't last if it doesn't have the correct foundation, before long it will collapse and with the slightest wind fall over.   
 
In bringing up our children we want to pass on our wisdom, we don't want them to experience the hardships that we might have faced, but we know that there are lessons they must learn for themselves.  With a solid foundation we equip them with the tools they need while at home so when they go out into the world and have to stand on their own feet they are prepared. As a child my father used to encourage us to carry ourselves with a certain amount of grace, and confidence as we never knew what opportunity we could be stepping into.
As artists we spend many years learning techniques, making them our own, deciding those that we will hold on to and those we will let go.  Sharing with other artists and being a support to those who embark on the road that we have gone down.  It is building on that foundation that enables us to define our style. 

In our spiritual lives our foundation is the word of God.  The bible tells us to renew our minds; it’s not a ‘one off’ but a regular practice so that when the time comes and our faith is knocked, we are able to stand because we have that solid foundation.  Building on our foundation begins at home, with the practices and the habits we foster.  I hope as my son grows up to be a man that he looks back on the foundations that we tried to lay for him and is able to reach back into many nuggets of wisdom we gave him.  Stay blessed!

Thinking of your life are there any areas could more effective and what can you now do to give it a more solid foundation. 

No longer will you have the sun for light by day, nor for brightness will the moon give you light; but you will have the Lord for an everlasting light..Isaiah 60:19

So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it  will never be stricken with panic.  Isaiah 28:16

Come join the group - Creating in Faith, show us how you will be incorporating the words and scriptures and reflections in your art this week.  Step out and be a blessing and you will also be blessed!
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