I am so blessed beyond measure!!! It was 11 years ago this past May when I was talking to my Daddy and asked Him to show me what my gift was! I know that He gives each of us our own unique gift but I didn’t know what mine was! Well, exactly one week later He showed me!!!
My gift was photography!!! Never, Ever would I have thought that was what it was! Now Paul has always been a photographer! He was raised in his mother’s darkroom! Hehehe! But me??? Well, I thanked my Daddy and asked Him to always let me see the beauty around me through His eyes and to listen to His leading and teaching me in using my gift from Him.
When I was younger, I always liked to sketch and I loved Nature ~ God’s Masterpiece! I loved the trees, the clouds, the flowers, the grass even, anything to do with nature! It was my dream to one day be able to paint all of that on canvas! Well, guess what!!! Now, with My Daddy’s gift to me, I can paint that and more with my camera!
You see, Photography is my passion! My love! My precious Gift from my Daddy and I give Him all the Glory for it. I don’t just ‘snap’ pictures and then photoshop them! No, I process them with the love and passion I have been given and create a ‘painting’ telling a story of what I see Thru My Daddy’s Eyes!
I love taking ‘Street Photos’ of people and while I am processing them my Daddy shows me the heart of those people, the beauty of them that others don’t always see, their character and who they truly are from within, not outward only!
I am truly blessed beyond measure and along with this gift comes an appreciation for other photographers and the gift they have been given. Each of us sees things differently and that’s what makes it so wonderful! I saw something the other day that is so true about each of us.
“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them!!”
Thank You, Daddy! And may I always see things through Your eyes and Your heart!
Love and Blessings Always,
~ Judy ~
Called! Chosen! What is the difference? God calls some of us for certain things and others are chosen by Him! Both are important in His plan but being Chosen involves a whole lot more!
Let’s go to the Bible and look at some who were chosen. There was Moses, who was born of a Hebrew mother who had to place him in a basket, then put the basket in the river in order to save his life. Then he was pulled from the river by the daughter of the Pharaoh, who was trying to kill all the baby boys born of the Hebrew women, and was raised by her. He didn’t know God! He was raised worshipping idols and false gods! He had a speech impediment, but God appeared to him in a burning bush and told Moses that He had chosen him to lead His people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land.
Then there was Mary, a young Hebrew girl who loved Him and was strong in that love, to become the Mother of Jesus! She was a virgin and had to face persecution and judgement because she was unmarried and conceived by the Holy Spirit. He chose Joseph because he loved Mary and would take her as his wife, love her, protect her and be the earthly father to Jesus.
Next we have Saul, who became Paul, who was persecuting Christians and killing them! He was on the road to Damascus when God struck him blind! Then God spoke to him and opened his eyes to Jesus the Lord and Savior! God chose him to go about teaching everyone including Gentiles about Jesus and about salvation. Paul wrote the Gospels!
Now there is something all of these Chosen ones had in common! They were all strong and would be able to stand against everything man and the devil would try to bring against them! And yet, would never blame God nor turn away from Him. They listened, obeyed and followed the Path God had for them to teach, lead and help His people to overcome the wiles of the devil and to have freedom through Jesus Christ!
You see, when someone is Chosen by God, he or she is also Anointed by God and satan can not touch them!
We have a President who has been CHOSEN by God. Like the others, he is not perfect, but he is strong and he is Anointed by God to do what God has planned for him to do to bring God’s Country and His people back to Him and what He has planned for America! AND satan, YOU CANNOT TOUCH him! Neither you nor your demons! I LOVE watching my Daddy work!