For some reason I haven’t had a lot of focus on posting here. I think my head has been really full of art, painting, studio work and that sort of thing. For the first time since Uni I have my daytimes to focus (well mostly) on painting and I’m taking full advantage.
I have been giving painting a good go this year. I painted a lot last year but this year the focus has been different. I’ve been looking into more art prizes to enter, more opportunities, how to paint the things I really want to paint, how to improve etc etc…
This is not to say that I’m only painting. I’m still holding my priorities with the girls, hubby and house up high but as far as blogging goes, the effort has been more at my other blog over here.
One thing I will say, I have started to get more self-disciplined in things like taking time for listening to what God has to say each day and also exercising. Hubby bought me a bike for Christmas and I’m very very wobbly on it BUT I have ridden down to the gym and back a few times. Coming up the hill again is a killer but I’ve not stopped and pushed the bike yet so that’s a good sign.
Earlier this year this verse sprung out the page at me:
2 Timothy 1:7
‘For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.’
In the NIV this verse comes out with ‘self-discipline’ instead of ‘sound mind’. It seems both overlap and that was an area that the Lord really spoke to me about, not to mention the part about fear.
More recently this verse stood out to me:
‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.’
This one is more focused on service and working in all things for the Lord. I might have more to share about these as the more I read Colossians 3 the more I realise about the cross over of serving others as the way of serving Jesus.
Anyway, this is where my head is at right now. I will make bigger attempts to share more thoughts on here as I don’t want the blog to slip away.