Devotional Thoughts for the Artsy Soul


by Katy Kauffman


Autumn inspires the artist with a warm palette—a captivating array of oranges, reds, and browns. With splashes of yellow and purple.


With our brushes, pens, and cameras, we capture trees that make an appearance just once a year. With our stamps and markers, we send Thanksgiving cards to loved ones, and with our hearts and Bibles, we jot down thoughts of gratitude and peace.


Every autumn, God paints His landscape for us to admire. But that’s not the only thing He paints. With a masterful eye and a gentle touch, He paints the picture of our lives, adding layer to layer each year.


He paints scenes of hope in the midst of despair, of people helping each other. He paints bright spots of healing in our brokenness. He illustrates His goodness in innumerable ways, providing for our needs and giving understanding and direction. And perhaps His favorite? He paints demonstrations of love, genuine acts of kindness and compassion done by Himself and others.  


Can you see His handiwork? The beauty He is painting into our lives? Do we contribute to the beauty He is painting in the lives of those around us?


This Thanksgiving, let’s look with spiritual eyes at the canvas of our lives and see what God is painting. And let’s thank Him for His constant care and work.


What are you the most thankful for this year? Comment with your top three favorites, and Happy Thanksgiving!


"Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
and for His wonderful works to the children of men."
Psalm 107:31 NKJV

 

I started a Facebook page for artsy people! It’s called My Artsy Tribe, and I even made a private group so artsy souls can chat and share their artwork.

Check out this devotion on Facebook so you can see some autumn artwork by one of our very own writers, Jennifer DeFrates. If you love painting, drawing, card-making, Scripture journaling, or photography, visit My Artsy Tribe now, and join this group!

 

Art, God’s work, beauty, brokenness, healing, Psalm 107, Katy Kauffman, My Artsy Tribe, Lighthouse Bible Studies

Comments (10)

  • anon

    Thank you for sharing God's beauty and joy with us through your words ma'am.  Happy Thanksgiving!

    Nov 24, 2020
  • anon

    Thank you, J. D.! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. 
     

    Nov 24, 2020
  • anon

    I love thinking of God as an artist and I love how you highlighted that we can be a reflection of God's creativity. I'm excited to check out your new Facebook page. Let's be creative together :)

    Nov 24, 2020
  • anon

    Thank you so much, Joshua! I am glad you joined the group. 
     

    Nov 24, 2020
  • anon

    Katy, I love your descriptions of God as an artist. Here's my favorite: "With a masterful eye and a gentle touch, He paints the picture of our lives, adding layer to layer each year." What a beautiful way to view God's work in our lives. I appreciate this question you included: "Do we contribute to the beauty He is painting in the lives of those around us?"
    I'm thankful for the truth of Philippians 1:6--He never stops painting. I'm also thankful God chooses to include us in His work and that He gives us family and friends for the journey.

    Nov 24, 2020
  • anon

    Thank you for your comment! I will think of Philippians 1:6 in a new way now, since you used the painting metaphor with it. So beautiful. God bless you, and thank you for visiting the blog!
     

    Nov 24, 2020
  • anon

    The colors of fall are my favorite. A season where God's handiwork is on full display. 

    Nov 24, 2020
  • anon

    Yes! I love the colors of fall. It was so much fun to paint fall scenes this year. I hope you had a great fall season, Loretta. 
     

    Nov 24, 2020
  • anon

    I love to think of God as an artist who paints the pictures of our lives. Thanks for sharing!

    Nov 24, 2020
  • anon

    Yes! Thank you, Joanna! God bless you and the picture He's painting. :)
     

    Nov 24, 2020

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