We are ALL a WORK OF ART

Beth Ann Smith uses her own images here to illustrate a SPIRITUAL LESSON that was given her by the Holy Spirit.  Follow the narration underneath each photo, as you study the photo itself, for THE LESSON is what you are to RECEIVE. Do not be distracted by the pictures, but let them allow the words to come alive.

WE ARE ALL A WORK OF ART

BY Beth Ann Smith

Beth Ann Smith Work of Art

SOMETIMES ONLY THE ARTIST (Our Creator) SEES US…

WE ARE “HIS” WORKMANSHIP… DESIGNED…ULTIMATELY…

TO BE PUT ON DISPLAY…FOR HIS GLORY.

 

THE ARTIST KNOWS “WHO” WE ARE TO BE.

ALREADY IN THE ARTIST’S MIND IS WHERE WE ARE TO BE DISPLAYED…

OUR PURPOSE KNOWN EVEN AS WE WERE BEING CREATED FROM NOTHING BUT HIS IMAGINATION FOR US.  CREATIVELY-DESIGNED.

OUR LORD TAKES GREAT CARE WITH THE DETAILS,

AND TAKES HIS TIME… (EACH OF US A MASTERPIECE!)

WE ARE HIS PRIDE AND JOY!

TREASURED AND VALUABLE!

HIS THOUGHTS ALWAYS TOWARD US.

AND THEN WE ARE PUT ON DISPLAY FOR OTHERS TO SEE.

WE INFLUENCE OTHERS BY OUR VISIBILITY.

THEY WILL COME TO KNOW “THE ARTIST” AS THEY SEE HIS HANDIWORK…

VIEWING HIS WORKMANSHIP.

THIS MAY BE IN A SMALL GROUP – OR FAMILY –

 

OR WE MAY BE DISPLAYED TO THE BUSINESS WORLD

OR BE GIVEN VISIBILITY IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SOMETIMES WE MAY BE DISPLAYED UNDER “NOT SO PLEASANT” CIRCUMSTANCES…

AND IN THE END FEEL A BIT TATTERED AND WORN OUT…

ABUSED AND USED… FOR BEAUTY IS NOT ALWAYS RECOGNIZED

BUT BEAUTIFUL WE ARE… ANYWAY…AND THE ARTIST CAN “RESTORE US”.

WE MUST BECOME ALERT, THAT WE ARE DISPLAYED AT PLAY, AT CHURCH, DOING OUR HOBBIES, ETC.  WE ARE BEING OBSERVED BY MANY…

EVEN IF IT APPEARS OTHERS ARE PASSING BY…NOT PAYING ATTENTION.

 

OUR JOY IN THE LORD TAUNTS THE ENEMY…SO LET THAT JOY SHOW TO OTHERS! LET THEM KNOW HOW THANKFUL AND BLESSED YOU ARE IN CHRIST!

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!!  SMILE AND ENJOY LIFE IN CHRIST!

HE IS THE FAIREST ONE OF ALL!

AND WE REFLECT HIS GLORY!

 

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, WE ARE TO LOVINGLY DISPLAY OURSELVES

TO OUR SPOUSES.

APPRECIATE ONE ANOTHER’S BEAUTY

AND TAKE CARE TO LOVE AND VALUE ONE ANOTHER

AS  PRECIOUS WORKS OF ART.

FOR OUR TRUEST BEAUTY WILL BE MOST APPRECIATED BY

THOSE WHO LOVE US, AND WHO WE DESIRE INTIMACY WITH.

OUR GREATEST BEAUTY

IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

OUR CREATOR

WHO MADE US – LOOKED BACK – AND SAID SMILINGLY (as in Genesis 1)

“GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD”

REGARDLESS OF HOW WE ARE DISPLAYED, EVEN IF WE FEEL BLACK AND WHITE (BLAH AND UNCOLORFUL)… THE FACT REMAINS, THAT WE ARE ALL A WORK OF ART.

WE ARE BEAUTIFUL IN GOD’S SIGHT.

ON DISPLAY FOR “THE ARTIST’S GLORY” AND

“HIS RECOGNITION FOR HIS WORKMANSHIP”.

SO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD  WORKS AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN. 

MATTHEW 5:16

“Hide it under a bushel…NO! I’m going to let it shine!”

YOU ARE A WORK OF ART!

BE CONFIDENT.. THAT YOU ARE JUST AS YOU SHOULD BE…IN CHRIST!

AND BE YOURSELF!

AND IF HE TAKES YOU ASIDE FOR SOME “RESTORATION” –

LET THE ARTIST HAVE HIS WAY.

HE CREATED YOU TO SAY WITH CONFIDENCE: I AM FREE TO BE ME!

ENJOY YOURSELF! AND SMILE!

YOU ARE A PERFECT WORK OF ART.

YOUR SMILE REFLECTS HIS GLORY MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE!

 

 

– By Beth Ann Smith, Handmaiden Music

– See more at: http://www.bethannsmith.com/work_of_art/#sthash.bVmllUWI.dpuf

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