Thursday, August 16, 2007

As for me and my house...

But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
Week 4 Joshua 24:15

In this chapter of Joshua, The people had to decide whether they would obey the Lord, who had proven his trustworthiness, or obey the local gods, which were only man-made idols. It’s easy to slip into a quiet rebellion – going about life in our own way. But the time comes when you have to choose who or what will control you. The choice is yours. Will it be God, your own limited personality, or another imperfect substitute? Once you have chosen to be controlled by God’s Spirit, reaffirm your choice every day. The way we live shows others the strength of our commitment to serving God.

Home is a recurrent theme in my art. In the safety of these four walls, my family is nurtured, grow in their walk with the Lord, enjoy each other’s company, share tears and laughter, and are free to be themselves. The theme for Art and Soul in Portland this Fall is at Home with art and soul. Many swaps have been formed around the theme of home causing many people to explore what home means to them, different types of homes and the place of home in our society. God has not left us to define how our homes should look and operate. In His Word are many verses concerning this important concept.

What does this verse mean to you? Is your home different from nonbelievers? How? When you have a visitor can they tell your home is a Christian home? Do your relationships in your home reflect Christ’s love? How has the faith (or lack of faith) of your ancestors affected your home life?

This piece was created for a fat page book.


dogfaeriex5 said...

you have a beautiful home, my friend...

Healing Expressions said...

HI Lennea....Your blog is just beautiful and your work is so lovely! I took a peek at your Etsy too. So many incredible things! I am just starting to give Etsy a try. It seems like a really fun place to sell. I added you on my blog as well! It is so fun to find everyone's blogs.