Sunday, November 22, 2009

One Rose, One Desire

I was once again corrected by the holy spirt, and reminded of what my priorities should be. Okay, here goes I will try to explain.
 I started this blog because I truely have the desire to inspire others to come to know the love of Jesus like I do. I also wanted to share my gift as an artist to glorifty God.
Then the other day, or a week ago. I procrastinated because it's what I do when face to face with the truth.
Light bulb moment, Holy spirit moment!
Hey Deborah... how can you inspire others if you don't start right in you own home, with your own family? What, I thought I was... Oh,Nooo... not so much.
When was the last time you inspired you husband instead of nagging on him?
 Really?... Yes!
When was the last time you took the time to share your gifts with your children?... HUH!
I just realize at that moment, before I could be an inspiration to others in the grander picture. I might want to focus on the family that I am so blessed to have and make sure I am practicing what I am teaching or preaching. WOW!!!
So I invited my daughter Rebekah to my watercolor painting class. It was an absolute pleasure having her there. Every tuesday night we had Subway and Watercolor class. I felt like it gave me the opportunity to praise her, hear her and have one on one time with just her. Which isn't always easy when you have 4 children. I had in the past always hesitated to bring one of my children to a class I was teaching because I thought it would be a distraction. 
So, that being said, I would inspire others to inspire the ones you love most first. Take time to praise even in the smallest of things. Take time to reconize the gifts your children have been blessed with and help them to reconize them as well and use them to give God praise.
I was pleasently surprised. Not only did I enjoy her presence I looked forward to the class because I was sharing it with her. She is also talented, creative and spirited, what amazing potential I might have missed. Thank you Jesus for bring this to my attention...I will try to be a better wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend knowing that this is what your first priority/desire for my life is.
The watercolor I am sharing with this post is an original, I was recreating the joy a single rose can mean, or how a single word of praise to someone you love can lift their spirit, make them smile and remind them they are truely loved. Take time to smell the roses and make time to inspire the ones you love the most.
"By this everyone will know you are my disciples, that you have love for one another." John 13:35


Anonymous said...

Luke 12:48 NLT But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.

Thank you, Debbie, for the reminder that my family learns by what I live, not by what I speak. It is my responsibility to "show" them the way in everything I do at every moment. I am thankful that I am forgiven, through Christ Jesus, when I stumble.

deborahspalette said...

Thank you, Cece for your friendship and support. You are a very special woman of faith and I am proud to call you friend! Gods blessing and Prayers answered for you and you family.

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