Recently one of the Art Frames was requested on a drawing. The Art Frame was shipped in its proper time. The person that requested the Art Frame wanted to give to another whose heart was on fire of Christ and the gift would be from a sister in Christ to another sister in Christ. Such gifts are those which certainly cause rejoicing in all heaven as it is the proof from GOD’s word that Iron sharpens Iron. (Proverbs 27:17-18).
The Art Frame was sent via the Priority Mail system, which has a tracking number and an estimated delivery which from past experience has been spot on, especially when going to a major city or area within a major city in the USA.
This Art Frame did not arrive as expected and the whereabouts became a concern. The tracking information was accessed and the result stated the package had arrived at the destination on the day as committed by the system.
Much to the discouragement of both givers, it appeared that GOD had other plans for that Art Frame, possibly even the delay in delivery. So another choice from the selection of NEW ART was made and the package created to be sent with a different Art Frame.
Over a week had passed since the first delivery was reported being delivered. On the 8th day since the delivery was to happen, there was a message that the Art Frame arrived!! So hold off on the delivery of the replacement. There is no explanation, just a delivered ART Frame, to the address intended and expected a week later, reported delivered. Amazing and Happy results.
So many times, things happen in our Lives that seem to be out of line with our expectations. Have you ever been aggravated with a delay in your plans, maybe a dinner, or a movie time with someone, a lunch with the sisters in Christ, a Bible Study plan where the discussion was to be lead by yourself for which you planned all week long?
These things happen to us all, but do you ever stop to think about GOD and His perfect timing in how all things work together for His good and for our good. I have been delayed with a flat tire or a dead battery only to find out some hours later that had I been on time, I might very well have been in an accident, or discovered the vehicle had another issue which would not have been discovered until I broke down in the middle of nowhere.
In Ecclesiastes chapter 3: 1-8, it is clear that all things have a time or a season they are to occur. They all will occur and they will occur in GOD’s perfect time. Check out some of the verses in the Bible about GOD’s timing by clicking GOD’s TIME.
It is difficult to wait on GOD, we are impatient as a people for the most part and thanks to the technology that patience seems to be getting shorter and shorter in our lives and in the lives the generations that are coming up and passing away, as we have 6 generations groups of people living on the earth in the USA at this time. We have to remain focused on GOD’s timing. Otherwise, we will lose the ability to share, the ability to follow the commands of GOD, such as to Love one another, to be patient, to trust GOD and wait on GOD.
Of all the blessing given, Time is the one that we can’t command to our liking. We only have a finite amount of time we will live, love, experience and create memories. We want to pass on those memories to others and be prepared for the day of the Lord. But so often we come short of the time each day, week, month or year and we can’t get it back.
Let me be the one to remind you of this verse in GOD’s word that tells us to redeem the time for the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:16). Seems like a statement that should be discouraging, but not so, it is a reminder that we need to not let the evil one (Satan the father of lies, the accuser of the brethren) to waste the time each day we are given. When we are distracted from GOD, we are not redeeming the time given to do that all of us were created to accomplish which is to be blessed, to spread the Gospel message with our testimony of what GOD has done for us and Give GOD all the Glory for each blessing even the tough ones.
Maybe we want to chase riches or money or things which dazzle, sparkle or makes us believe that we are better than others. Look at those in your own history, think of how many with fortunes of money, fame, contribution to the lives of millions might have wanted to give it all back to have the one thing money, fame and riches could not buy them, more time. (Think about someone like Mr. Steve Jobs, despite his wealth and fame he could not procure a way to overcome an illness that took him before his time).
So how does the Cross come into the discussion of time? The Cross marked the entry of a new covenant for all GOD’s people. GOD Loves the generations, he does not have a separation of a senior senior or a micro baby boomer, a generations X, Y, Z or a Millennial, a Jew or Gentile. We are given each day as a gift, if we have not taken to accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, had our name entered into the book that all names of those that truly have accepted Jesus Christ are entered, the Lamb’s Book of Life. (If you are thinking, oh you mean the Book of Life, you need to click the Lamb’s book of Life link and read about the difference.) then we risk running out of time. There is a verse that states, never boast about tomorrow for you never know what a day will bring forth. It is possible, that your time may not include a tomorrow, there is no promise of a tomorrow on earth, only eternity and that will be in a lake of fire of eternity of torment or you are offered through Christ Jesus to be with GOD in heaven above, walking in the cool of the day, Jesus Christ was very clear, in John 14:6.
Please don’t put off your Salvation. Don’t put off sharing your testimony or sharing the Gospel message with others. It is not your responsibility to make sure that another accepts Jesus Christ, as the Holy Spirit knows the heart of the person and is given to bring what is required to bring a person across the separation from GOD, however you are responsible that the Gospel message gets to all so that they have a chance to make the decision.
There is no excuse that can be used when there are only a few peoples in the world which have not heard the Gospel only because they don’t even have a language among themselves and therefore don’t have a way to be given that message, but there are many that have been given to work the skills and blessing given to overcome this issue so that a day will come when all of the peoples will have been presented the Gospel message.
Even when Jesus Christ returns he will reign a 1000 years and will send out 144,000 to share to anyone that may have missed the message in all the corners of the earth. Until then, we who believe must be those that share so that we will not be found with debt in us of not doing that which we were commanded to do as a believer.
When your time is up, there won’t be the last call negotiation. Saint Peter and Paul are not waiting for you at the gate, You can’t take from Peter to pay Paul for your salvation and your path to eternity. Your life can change in the blink of an eye and it not be something by your hand that creates the condition of your last breath, but by the hand of another allowed by the hand of GOD, for it is your time in GOD’s timing. DON’T WAIT!
I pray each person that comes and reviews this blog and my artwork understands the gift of Salvation. No matter who, what, where, when or how you or your life has been, you can be saved.
The Gospel message is simple and very transforming to your life. Just start and let the Love of Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit carry you to the gift of Salvation.
If you send an email requesting Salvation Prayer, you will be prayed for and we will make sure you get some information about taking the walk of Salvation.
If you want to know more about Salvation right now, please click that link below this sentence. Remember to consider others as you change your life and share with someone else so they have a chance to change their lives today.
Remember, view the images that are posted in the NEW ART section of this website. If there is a link for “Enter Drawing” and you would like to have a chance to get one of the available Art Frames, don’t wait. The drawings are on the 28th day of each month when available. We will contact the winner and get the art frame shipped to you. There is no charges for this. To the winner of the drawing, it is freely given. We do not ask for any money for the Cross Illuminated Art that is given, not even shipping and handling.
Thank you for taking the time to view my Art and also to read and to share with others this website.
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Click on the Cross at the right, see where His blood paid for our sins.
Focus on GOD through Jesus Christ, daily. If you will give GOD the focus, he will show you the reason he created you and if you commit your works to him, he will place the thoughts in your heart so you know what you should be accomplishing in your life.
God Bless and may his face shine upon you in 2019 !!!
Artist Sharon Smith