January 20, 2019

Sunday Devotional With Mr E: Choices

Art is a series of choices that an artist employs. Those choices can lead to amazing successes & spectacular failures. Practicing one's craft, materials used, work conditions, reflection, constructive criticism, furthering skills, developing ideas.....are all things that require wise choices. Though external forces can also impact the success & failure of a work as well, the artist must choose how they will impact their art as they proceed.  Yes, artists must constantly evaluate the choices before them, and choose what will have the most positive influence on them & their work. 

Be very careful, then, how you live- not as unwise but as wise..
Ephesians 5:15

Life is full of choices. Each day we wake up we are faced with more choices than we probably consciously realize. Their impact can be nominal or major. The Bible tells us to "Be careful, then, how you live- not as unwise, but as wise..". The choices we make not only impact our lives, but the lives of those around us. There are many things in our world that can distract & take our attention away from living the life God has for us. The great news is we are not doing this alone. We have the Word of God, the Holy Spirit to help guide and direct us, and other believers we trust and respect. Does this mean we will never make poor choices or be "unwise"....unfortunately not. Thank goodness for God's grace & forgiveness...and the chance to make better choices & live a wiser life because of our past mistakes. 

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