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Monday, March 3, 2008

The Picture frame


An enchanting masterpiece,
his signature design.

His own very creation,

the reason for his justification.

The artist marveled,

paintbrush flickering away.

Behold the formation,

the vision of the appointed day,

the start of liberation,

his longing for salvation.

He captured the images,

luminous in distinction,

soft kisses from the sun,

bright sparkle of the stars.

uttering radiance.


He stood proud,

eager for worldly acclaim,

eager for all to proclaim his name.

The appointed morning arrived,

when he put his queen on display,

it was the awaited"D-day",
the day for her crowning glory.
One by one
,
they passed her by,
one by one,

with loud whispers and sighs.

The hours ticking into the night,

an old lady not bearing the sight,

shouted "Whats a queen without her crown?"

her face plastered with a frown.


An astounding revelation.

The artisan in haste to make a name,
had neglected to seal his beauty with a frame.


Another random thought that came to mind while in search of self expression. You see that work of art was a beauty to be beheld all along. The owner had spent time preparing, and working on it, to him it was priceless. Yet something critical was missing, something needed to make it complete, that last touch of finesse.

Thats the problem that many of us make, God has blessed us with so much in all wisdom, skill and understanding, to do that which He has placed us on earth for, but we are too eager to proclaim our name, so we do it all in a haste. Forgetting to consult with the great Creator Himself, we forget to ask Him for the right frame, the special frame, the divine frame needed to enhance our life, and convey its true worth to the world around us. Then we get disappointed when things dont work out right, when people dont understand our ideas, when things dont happen the way we want them to.

What good is a masterpiece without a distinct picture frame?

What good is a queen without her crowning glory?


Joseph was a man who never forgot his frame, even as a slave, Potiphar made him "overseer over his house". (Gen 39: 2-6)

Daniel never forgot his frame, and sought the God who revealed mysteries when he had to interprete King Nebuchadnezzar's dream. This led to his promotion even though he started as a slave in a foreign land (Daniel 2, 4)

Ask God to give you your own special picture frame, so that others may see your priceless worth, and esteem you in the same manner Jesus did. Dont ever dishonor your queen and let her out without her ornament of grace, and crown of glory!! (Proverbs 4)
Ask for your frame, and your true beauty in Holiness will be revealed in all Heavenly glory.

7 comments:

Naija said...

Amen to that,

As the famous quote says “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.”

That quote pretty much echoes what you've said, we're put here to achieve certain things and underachieving or lossing touch with the source of all our talents is a real insult and will only result in minimal or transient success. I'm a big believer in destiny though I still feel I have some control. The control I choose to have is how I handle what I'm given. If you show you can do a lot with a little, more will be given on to you. My whole life has proven this theory to be true as have other lives like Oprah, people who came from nothing and became something not just wealthy but wise and powerful and true examples of achievement ( as with the slave in your blog post ).


Full quote:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Rodney Richard Buenortey Puplampu said...

You Inspire ME!!

The cycle of Love

Joy- is the feeling you get from GODs Holy Spirit.
Happyness- is the feeling you get from good experiences.
Numb- is the feeling you get when your ignoring some hurtful trama.
Pain- is the feeling you get when no joy remains and the trama has set in.
Broken- is the feeling you get before you surrender to GOD.
Humility- is the feeling you get when you are surrendered to GOD.
Growth- is what happens by GODs will and design.
Gratitude- is the feeling you get when you realize GODs blessings
Holy Spirit- is the gift from GOD that you are now capable of receiving

Simple Joys

Start each morning as if your a newborn babe
Eat each meal like it was prepared by GOD
Read each book like a blindman who just gained his site
Stop to listen to the birds and crickets every once in a while
Lay down in the grass and look up to the sky
Sit on the swing and watch the stars on high
Embrace your loved ones as for the first or last time
Give a new relationship your heart like its the first relationship
Savor the joys of Love for it is precious and great
Be emersed in the Holy Spirit, for you there
Jesus Waits!!!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Hmmm, thank you for sharing this wisdom. I ask for my frame in Jesus' name. Amen.

NIGERIAN CURIOSITY
IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER WHEN I ONLY HAD ONE...

SHUKURAH said...

"The artisan in haste to make a name,
had neglected to seal his beauty with a frame."

Powerful revelation....tanx for this dear....amazing revelation.

Kafo said...

i love this template

well said

thanks

happy easte

Jaycee said...

If you know what this post has just done for me, you will marvel.

I need to go down on my knees and ask God what He really wants me to do in this life. I have so many ideas, but sometimes I feel like I don't know where to start from. But when we put God first, everything always works out right. It takes posts like this to remind me of just what type of Art work I am in God's eyes.

Aww, thanks. :)

God's child said...

wow naija, still trying to digest all that, God Bless you for sharing
@Rodney, keep looking at Him to shape you into the man of valor that He has called you to be
@ SD, and so shall it be Amen! Like its stated in Isaiah, "Great are the peace of your children, for they are taught of the Lord"
@shukurah @ kafo, thanks, God Bless you
@jaycee, my dear you inspire me! God is using you to share His goodness and His love with your Spirit inspired articles. Lay your life, dreams and goals at His feet and ask Him for His plan.
"The hopes of the godly shall come to pass" Prov 10:24