Sunday, July 15, 2007

Negative Space Lessons

My college art teacher said anyone could draw. That's an important thing for future elementary teachers to believe if they are going to teach art to young children. She told us to stop looking at the object we were trying to draw. Look at the space around it and draw that. I use that technique in daily life. I am learning to see how God works by noticing what He DOESN'T do. So far God has not met our financial needs through shady deals. Last week I bought a wallet at a thrift store. I found what looked like play money inside. It was a $100 traveler's check. Even if I could have cashed the check, it belonged to someone else. I was able to track down the owner and mail the check to her. My parents reminded me that in my senior year of high school I was offered $300 (a lot of money back then!) to model swim suits. I declined because I didn't think it was modest to wear a bi kini. I choose to believe that if I do the right thing, God will meet my needs. I should stop trying to figure out how He is going to do that. He is full of surprises.

And he said, "Go out and stand on the mount before the LORD." And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. 1 Kings 19:11-12 ESV

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