The name of this blog – seedsinmotion – truth – n – art, summed up the way I wished to go in blogging.
I wanted to share the teachings of God’s Word and at the same time, remind us to embrace and enjoy life as it has been given.
Embrace it, for example, through enjoyment of art and writing.
False religion might suggest something different. In former times, visual art seemingly was rejected by some religious folks arresting the scripture that says:
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
Taking it out of context and failing to read the verse before it:
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Art is not here to be worshipped but certainly enjoyed.
The fact that mankind was created in our Creator’s image suggests to me that mankind should prioritise being creative. Expressing creativeness in various ways, whether in how they lay out their garden, decorate a room, sculpt, or paint etc.
A creative approach to life should be perpetually engaged in.
All without bowing down before any of it – and reserving worship to that same creator, maker of the heavens and the earth.
Let’s make things.
I initially in this blog, almost daily exposed my paintings to ‘the world’. It’s almost two years since I stopped posting my work, in such a prolific way.
Thereafter ‘Likes’ soon diminished, when I stopped. After all it’s easy to view a piece of art rather than patiently explore a written post.
My walk with God is the most important thing in my life. How could it be otherwise?After all…
For what is your life? It is even a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away…(James 4/14)
…away into the arms of a Loving Saviour, if you are a friend of His.
This is how Stephen – a ‘vapour’ like the rest of us, left his body:
And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
God loves us so much – He so loved the world that He gave…. (Jn. 3/16)
God wants us to look into His personality and nature, and has provided The Word of God – to make that possible.
This brings me to another part of my seedsinmotion blog: TRUTH.
Increasingly TRUTH is an illusive ‘commodity’ in these days.
There has never been so much manifest confusion, in my lifetime.
How difficult it is to hear the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
It seems almost impossible to find it in the words of men. ‘Fake’ has almost replaced real.
Pilate stood before The Christ and asked the question: What is truth?
Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all…”
Standing before Pilate was the Personification of all truth and he (Pilate) couldn’t see it, he didn’t know it.
And he didn’t find the answer to his question. He did not find the truth, just like many thousands, as we speak.
So this exposes man’s dilemma. There is a blindness that is upon the minds of men. And the blind try to lead the blind – but all fall into the ditch of error and lies.
In this day and age – the biggest carriers of confusion seems to be the politicians on the big world stage.
They can’t agree on what the truth is.
There is so much inconclusive debate going on. There is so much that seems to be the truth, but with insufficient evidence to confirm it.
Indisputable evidence is often a slow train coming.
Meantime, failing to see their own inbuilt bias – many fail to see it is from their inbuilt-bias-held-views – that cause them to fall down on a particular opinion and to conclude it is true.
Even though it should not leave (as yet) the place of mere possibility or suspicion.
A man is innocent until proven guilty.
How about applying that rule to truth seeking?
Truth should be sought still – before randomly attaching the truth label to an unsubstantiated opinion.
It’s easy to conclude something as true for all kinds of reasons often because it feeds into and suits our pre-conceptions, or because it suits us to say it is true, even though it isn’t.
In emotional fervour it is easy to jump to the wrong conclusions.
Many, thinking ‘it’ to be the truth – actually believe a lie.
Christian truth overflows the Bible. I trust it because it is God’s Truth and it makes us free.
It is the only thing on earth to be trusted completely, more than any other writings or any other person.
So I write my seeds of truth.
But also poetry, which can be fictitious, observational, or whatever, and because it is fiction – well, that’s the only time it doesn’t have to be true, in the strictest sense, – is it not?
Maybe each piece of poetry, needs an explanatory proviso, or do we all know, fiction can be true or false?
Fiction can be make believe, and is acceptable, because the author is not trying to deceive us in the real world?
True art is simply an individuals self-expression, i.e. true to themselves. That’s enough for it to be genuine (another idea of true), without plagiarism, but, in my opinion, not necessarily communicative of a given truth, or absolute truth.
Seeds of biblical truth, truth spoken in love, and art – painted, written and spoken poetically, that’s my ‘manifesto’.