Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Spiritual Pictures

Recently, I have become attached to photos. I think I am just extremely content in my life for the first time in a long time and I don't want to forget what that contentment looks like. For example, the photo that is in the heading on my blog is valued by me for a couple of reasons: 1. my son, John Paul, took the photo and 2. it's a photo from my backyard dock. The flower right above this post is one of the first photos taken by my husband, Darrell, with a new camera. I love all of the aspects of that flower...the vibrant color, the way it's so up close and the fact that it was growing in my front yard. Look to the right and you'll find a photo of my son with our dog. Again, the simple joys of a life of peace. God is so good!


So as I was discovering my desire to document my life, I began to think about spiritual pictures. If God were taking photos of my life, what would He see? I immediately think of those photos I would never want to be shown...times when I'm angry or when I say something thoughtless. But it goes deeper than that. God knows my heart. 
God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us.
Acts 15:8
What pictures are revealed to God in my heart? My joys and triumphs over sin, my sorrow and pain of letting Him and those I love down at times. God sees all of the pictures of my life and as I write this I realize that I want to be very careful about the pictures I produce for Him. I want to be that woman who treasures God's opinion above all others. 






9 comments:

  1. Looks like both the boys have a future in photography : ) I'm excited a blog was a great idea!

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  2. Thanks for your support sweetie!

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  3. Beautiful photograpy and heartfelt comments that are so poetic. You are "Made" for the blogasphere:) I look forward to reading what the Lord is putting on your heart

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  4. Beth,
    I LOVE your post and your blog!

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  5. Hi Kelly suggested I check out your blog. I started a blog a couple months ago. no obligation to follow me but you are welcome to check it out. www.heathernicoleblog.blogspot.com. I am not a homeschool mom, but I tutor 3 kids who are homeschooled. I do 3 days of their homeschool and the mom does two days.

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  6. Dear Beth,

    How honored I am to have read your beautiful new blog tonight. The Holy Spirit must have had me in mind when I read your thoughts on the pictures of ourselves we present to God. He is ever faithful and so thankfully diligent to convict us when we need it and oh did I need it tonight as I let exhausted and angry words out of my mouth towards my child. I know I did not present a pretty picture to the Lord or to my sweet one :) I look forward to reading more and am so happy to hear of your contentedness and peace! Blessings, Kimberly

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  7. I am overwhelmed at the kindness of each of your comments. You are such sweet blessings and surely encourage me to keep writing!

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  8. Hey Beth - love the simplicity topic. :) God's priorities are often different than ours - how true that we need to sync ours up with His. What a blessing to have peace in your life and to be able to recognize and bask in the moment. Love, Kim

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  9. Just like you, this is a wonderful. An outstanding vessel for you to reach others with your words blessed upon you.

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