Aperture of Light

I call this, a “Painting of God”

I recently took a trip to Costa Rica, to get away and try and make sense of the life I was living.  God really spoke to me while I was there, and he painted this for me.

I am a photographer.  Taking well thought out and meaningful photographs is where I find a lot of joy.  Photography is a huge way that I worship God and bring glory to Him.  For a very long time I didn’t know what worship meant.  I thought, “how can I live my life for God unless I become a missionary or a pastor?”  I then found that I could worship God through all that I do.  And I didn’t have to try to be good enough.

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 says, “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.  There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”

And Romans 12:4-6 says, “We have many parts in the one body, and all these parts have different functions. In the same way, though we are many, we are one body in union with Christ, and we are all joined to each other as different parts of one body.  So we are to use our different gifts in accordance with the grace that God has given us.”

I have found just how much God can use my gift of photography to do the work of His hands.

Aperture is a very important part of a camera.  It is an opening that lets light in.  To me, Jesus is the light and we are the opening.  If we let Jesus into the opening (our heart),  He can produce beauty out of the darkness (the photograph).

Though life is a long, and more often than not, a tough path, we do have light in the darkness.

God is like a candle in the dark.  He leads us everyday by illuminating what is in front of us, but we are not necessarily meant to know our entire life’s plan right now.  Through faith in God, we are revealed His plan for us a little at the time.  This brings so much peace and relief of stress and causes us not to worry about the future like we may have before.

We are meant to be nobody but ourselves.  There’s nothing more that we have to strive to be that can make God love us anymore than He already does.  To me, that is amazing!

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