March 29, 2015

Sunday Devotional With Mr. E: Impressionist

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully,
 even as I am fully known. 
1 Corinthians 13:2



I enjoy impressionist art.  I think most people do.  
It is palatable to the masses. 
 Beautiful colors, relate-able subject matter, easily turned into umbrellas & calenders...

Impressionists give us the impression of a moment.  They create in a specific time & place.  Their work focuses on the color & light created by that specific moment.  What we see is a glimpse of something.  It is not complete, but it is a perspective that invites us to know more.

In this moment...we have a perception of who we are & who God is.  That perception is not the same as it was yesterday...and hopefully will not be the same tomorrow.  It is not because God is changing(because He is unchanging), but as our knowledge & experiences grow our perception changes.  As believers our hope/goal should be that we grow closer to the Lord each & every day. We do this through time with God in His Word, time in prayer, time with His people, and time doing those things He has for us! As we grow, our perception changes.  This knowledge creates an "impression".You have probably met people that you instantly know are different from most...and seem to have something special about them.   The "impression" of Christ will hopefully be seen by those we encounter, and will invite them to know more.  And as we grow in Christ...the "impression" of Him will only become clearer.

PRAYER

Dear Lord, Thank You for knowing me completely!
Thank You Lord for allowing me a way to know You!
As I grow in my knowledge & experience of You...may those around me see the impression of You in my life!May they see in that moment...the impact You have made in EVERY area of my life.

AMEN


5 comments:

  1. Great devo! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Very nice! This idea/combo is great! Keep them coming!

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  3. Thank you Ted, nicely done. I look forward to more of these posts!

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  4. I'm inspired and encouraged by your devotionals. Thanks for your ministry.

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  5. Beautiful post - a fresh way to think abt Impressionism and faith. hanks!!

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