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The first battlefield is the mind. We all have some mind space to conquer to get to the place of living the Overcoming Life. There are wounds in our hearts that need to be healed. There are squatters on our promised land…strongholds or sin patterns and habits that may have come through our family line or through our own bad choices that need to be eliminated one by one. There is a progression to overcoming, to get back to our original design and begin living the abundant life.
The thing that is unique about our spiritual journey compared to unbelievers using self-help or other religions using rules and fear, is that Jesus as our Commander and Chief gives us the power to overcome every step of the way. We’re not striving but receiving this great commodity called Grace that is distributed as we need it. It’s not just a word but an entity that gives us power to overcome. Receive it and choose to administer everyday.
Sometimes all of the stars align and you’re perfectly on course to your destiny, without a doubt. Other times you have a sense of direction but things around you are rocking and moving in ways that aren’t totally in sync with that vision. A slight fog rests yet you continue on the course that you last knew as ‘the course’. “New Day Rising” unveils expectation and hope amidst uncertainty; focused direction when the course isn’t clearly seen.
We just returned from the Mosaic Arts International Exhibition (MAI) and Society of American Mosaic Artists Conference in Lexington, KY.
Something the casual onlooker may not realize is that beneath the beauty of ‘Day 5’ there is also an amazing structure. It’s not just a pretty picture of a tree. For a piece that proclaims INTELLIGENT DESIGN, first through it’s name…pointing to God as Creator depicting days 1-5 of Creation from the Bible, but also to God as creator of everything….including geometry.
The more scientists study nature and life forms, the more amazed they become as they see the flawless perfection to the Nth detail. Therefore, what better way to speak about Creation than with tessellations as the bone structure of this piece.
So what is a tessellation?
Glorious…. Zen….. Fabulous…. Amazing….. Gorgeous. These are words used to describe my studio at Ciel Gallery. We opened in this Park Avenue location on Oct 7, 2011. Here is a quick video tour from that night: Ciel Gallery Grand Opening. Ciel Gallery is located in the Historic SouthEnd of Charlotte, NC at 128 E. Park Avenue, 28203, we’re open Wed-Fri 11am-6pm and Sat 10am-5pm. Take a look at my online store to see classes I’m offering and small pieces of art available.
Photo and Video by www.ZachBurkhart.com
God isn’t satisfied until He is holding you and embracing you with a perfect love that sees no flaws, no weaknesses, only the perfect child that is His. If you are feeling drawn toward God, it’s because He is pursuing you. You are not forgotten. You matter.