1 Corinthians 13. LOVE.
This week I lived the word’s that I try not to say. Busy. Just when I was about to tick one box, 3 more items would step in front. This was my week up until the last 2 classes Friday. And that was just work related things.
As I sit in the studio this morning I reflect on the week that allowed me to do something in the busy. I reflected on the subject matter of the heart. It’s actaully what I do all the time. The heart is in about 90% of my artwork, the idea of the heart probably in it all. You see being hung up on the outside is a hangup God is patiently working through with me. It’s working and a good work in progress, that started about 10 years ago when he turned my work back towards me and here I still am…focusing on the internal. The parts that God is more concerned about. He is more concerned about the
The condition of my heart. To love
The condition of my thoughts. Towards love
The condition of my character. Towards my actions of love.
This artwork shows no distinction between thought and heart. It’s where I sit. No separation. I can’t do one without the other.
When I read 1 Corinthians 13 leading communion in my Church of Christ days, I replaced love with the name of God. God is patient, God is kind… and it got me thinking that if Christ is in me what if I placed my name in there and would it be true?
Justine is patient
Justine is kind
Justine does not envy
Justine does not boast
Justine is not proud
And the more I do that, the more I realise God is patient as he continues to transform me each day into his likeness and is patient as he waits for me to catch up.
I think I will always be that little girl running to try and catch his hand because I know his love is all I need.