Faith, Fun, Fashion, & Family

Faith, Fun, Fashion, & Family

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Illustrations of the Heart...

I often get inspired after worship at church while sitting and listening to the sermon. My mind's wheels start spinning, producing ideas, hands scribbling all over my paper program in all open spaces, inspired by the Spirit to help others understand how it feels to feel God's love the way I do. Being a Christian is about being set apart from what the world gives. 

In these two pictures, I am showing that when you move with the Maker, you are moving differently than the rest of the world. Things that we do and roads that we walk down may seem crazy to people that are not of the Faith. In the eyes of the world, it doesn't make sense. Honestly, to the Christian.. it doesn't either! That is where trust plays a part. We walk by faith, not by sight. 
2 Corinthians 5:7 

I will never forget the scene from Indian Jones Holy Grain Leap of Faith...

Of course it feels crazy to walk blind-folded a path that you cannot see, but in the grand scheme of things.. it is what we see that is temporary and what we do not see that is eternal! 
2 Corinthians 4:18

We are instructed by Christ to NOT FOLLOW the world, but to rise above it.
That is the only way to gain a good perspective of what HIS will is in our lives, to look from His eyes above our bodies (my interpretation)...
Romans 12:2

by Tabitha Seaton

It's so easy to tap your feet to the beat of a song. Sometimes we follow a song that we don't even understand the words to! That's what the world does. It makes you want to join into the beat, to follow along. We have to be careful not to get carried away by the beat of the world... 
We have to follow the beat and voice of our Shepard and get out of trances of the World. 
Because this world once belonged to Satan... he became the "prince of this world" when he fell from Heaven as an angel of the Lord! John 12:31, 14:30, 16:11

by Tabitha Seaton

My poem...
All pride aside
no treasure will I hide.
I give it all to you
the only value true. 
All my trophies I lay at your feet
knowing with your love I've won final defeat.
This world holds no value in my heart
your love cherished is my core's deepest part.
I've won the greatest prize
 when I saw true sacrifice in your eyes.
All I win here will be fore your Glory, 
so that my life will shine light onYour story.

Matthew 6:19 Tells is to not store up for ourselves earthly treasures. These things will be destroyed by rust or stolen by thieves in the end. Our true treasure is in the promise that we will be able to enter the Kingdom as children of the King forever and ever. Not because we earned enough trophies, accumulated enough gold, or sat high on a throne here on earth... but because of what HE did and the price HE paid on the cross that will buy our pass into Heaven. Our earthly wealth will have nothing to do with our Heavenly wealth... it actually may have the reverse effect since dependance on money tends to lead to independence from Christ. Matthew 19:24 say that is is harder for a rich man to make it to Heaven just as it is hard for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle. 
Matthew 6:24 also states that if you worship money you cannot worship Him. 
If you try to worship both, you will in turn hate one and love the other. You cannot love God and Money at the same time. 
So, if not money, whatever you rely on that gives you pride... Lay it Down at His feet. 
Make what you do best for His glory, not your own. Be willing to let it all go and let this world see Him through you. 1 Corinthians 10:31-33 Says that in all we do (eating, drinking, moving) we should do for others above ourselves to reveal God's glory. It is all for HIM, not ourselves. Since He is in us, we desire to lift others up above ourselves since it is His greatest commandment.

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