"For My thoughts
are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,"
says the LORD. "For as the heavens are higher than
the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My
thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NKJV)
Reflection of a Financial
What has tipped me off? In the past year and a half, all
my efforts to support myself and gain security and funds
for the Paintings have grossed a little over $2000 and cost
me over $50,000. to do it - not to mention my time, which
was immense and more costly than the money I spent. Some
business success I am. So I am admitting this in public
at the risk of being a fool in this world of shrewd facade.
I made a commitment to documenting the journey of the Freedom
ART Project - good and the bad, and the embarrassing - if
only to reveal God's Glory in the process. In the past year
and a half, the money I have received has come from a couple
of commercial jobs that were unsolicited by me and a quarter
came form an inheritance-- all increments came when my funds
had dropped below $300. in my bank account. Journal documentation
on this can be found at:
I realize that I have been
in this boat many a time - this stormy boat, panicking to
wake a Jesus calm enough to be sleeping. I know that I must
be obedient. I know that despite the goodness of the ideas
that I am putting aside, The Foundation for the Biblical
Arts, The Blessing Cards, etc. - they have occupied me enough
to keep me from reading and studying the Bible and drawing
any new imagery for over a year! Inspired by the Catholic
liturgical focus on Death and Resurrection, I am nailing
all the good ideas to the cross - if God wants any of them
to come to pass, let Him resurrect them. I will then be
happy and glad to add to them under His providence and will.
Any prayers are appreciated.