Credit Where It Is Due
Credit Where It is Due
I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Early morning is a favorite time of day for me. It's quiet. I value the time because it's mine--no phone, no chores, no TV, no expectations. I love to spend it with a cup of tea and the Bible. It helps me center on what is important. The rest of the day may be hectic, even frantic. But a good start helps me have a better day.
To everyone who reads this I send blessings:
The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion. (Psalm 134:3)