Comparisons

This morning at art class I found myself comparing my picture against the other four students.  Soon I was feeling so low that it was difficult to continue.  Then I turned to God and felt remorse when I remembered I was expressing God, not Becky.  Within five minutes my husband texted me that someone had contacted him they would like to purchase one of my watercolors I had posted on Facebook.  Our every human need is always met by Divine Love.

When I returned to my desk at home  and was praying about this, I opened my Bible to I Peter 5:6-7 which reads, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”  There is always an “angel message” for us when we humble ourselves.

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The Tree of Life

There is a huge difference in the “tree of life” and the “tree of knowledge”.  The first signifies eternal reality while the latter speaks of human opinions, justifications, condemnation and comparisons.  We are given strict orders to stay away from that tree in Genesis 2:16 where it states “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”

Isn’t that telling us to stay with the thought that God is Good and the only creator?  He is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient Good!  When we pray with that knowing, there is no room for error.  The more Good we focus on, the more there is visible to us.

Today, I will watch my focus!

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