The Canvas of Life

I’ve never been much of an artist.
My wife on the other hand… she’s very artistic.
We’ve noticed lately that our daughter Anna… she’s artistic.
For a 5 year old… she draws an incredible dog.

Every artist has a canvas.
An artist’s canvas is their avenue for significance.
Significance is something we all long for.
Purpose. Expression. Fulfillment. Significance.
We all want to be something. Do something. Share something.
In this sense… our life… is our canvas.
Your life is your avenue of significance.

When do you feel the most significant?
When do you feel like you are the most fulfilled?
Allow me to share a story with you….
It’s a story of a woman…
Searching for significance.
Criticized for significance.
Loved for significance.

Matthew 26:6-13  The Message
When Jesus was at Bethany, a guest of Simon the Leper, a woman came up to him as he was eating dinner and anointed him with a bottle of very expensive perfume. When the disciples saw what was happening, they were furious. “That’s criminal! This could have been sold for a lot and the money handed out to the poor.”

 10-13When Jesus realized what was going on, he intervened. “Why are you giving this woman a hard time? She has just done something wonderfully significant for me. You will have the poor with you every day for the rest of your lives, but not me. When she poured this perfume on my body, what she really did was anoint me for burial. You can be sure that wherever in the whole world the Message is preached, what she has just done is going to be remembered and admired.”

This woman’s worship was significant.
Our worship is just as significant.
Worship is our avenue of significance in the eyes of God.
He desires your worship.
He desires your significance.

Procrastination hinders your significance.
Living for today does not.
Do yourself a favor… live for today… live for significance.

The Canvas of Life

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