Saturday, 7 February 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #2 - Representative

Hello, my friends!

Today I have a new {Glory Art} Scripture Challenge tag to share with you.

The word that Patter gave us this time was "Representative."
For some reason the first thing that popped into my head was a man in a business suit.
So I just went with it!

It used to be understood that when people worked for a company, 
they were representatives of that company. 
It was important, for both the company and the employee, to give their very best effort.
The way they dressed, the way they treated other people, their manners; 
it was all a reflection of the company they worked for. 
People took pride in the way they did their job.

That seems to have changed a great deal.
Society has become more concerned with the expression of individual rights and freedoms. 
"I can dress how I want, do what I want, say what I want"
...has become the norm.
Everyone just seems to be putting in time to collect their pay.
Kindness and good manners, along with professionalism, seems to be a thing of the past.

I'm not saying this is true everywhere.
I'm just sharing my thought process as I was meditating on this Scripture verse,
and explaining my design.

So this leads me to the Scripture challenge aspect of the word "Representative".
It used to be that followers of Jesus Christ were "different" in their behaviour.
They could be picked out in a crowd by the way they acted, spoke, and treated other people.
Sadly, that is no longer the case.
The lines have been blurred by our sinful nature.
We have become a people of judgement, criticism, and selfishness
Jesus did not judge...He loved!
Jesus did not criticize...He lovingly corrected!
Jesus was not selfish...He gave freely!

If we are to be REPRESENTATIVES of Christ then we need to follow the example that He gave us!
The old WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) thing really makes sense,
and being "different" is a very good thing!

I am grateful to have received this reminder this week! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Punch: EK Success Border Punch - Notebook;
Ribbon: Stampin' Up;
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher;
Dymo Label Maker.

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Linking Up To:

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #2 - Representative

Word Art Wednesday #169 - Anything Goes 


Carole said...

Excellent, excellent idea and story. Also very convicting. I love your idea and your artwork. thanks so much for sharing.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A great post and the tag is really super. The suit clothed gentleman has CLASS. Thank you so much for entering our 169th AG challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. Please come back really soon with you wonderful art. Blessings, Carole

Marianne Grimbly said...

Loved this Nancy and you are so right. We have lost what's important along the way. Even on tv, they tend to focus and expand on things that people do wrong and sometimes even glorifying them. It's not too often that you hear a lot of praise and attention for someone who has done something right. Hugs!

Susan M said...

Nancy ,this is such a fabulous way to express the word representative, and your words are so true ! A very vivid reminder of who we are representing ! Love the bold colours !

nini78 said...

Nancy, i love your tag , so class , and your words are so true.

Mehrll said...

I really appreciate your post. I am glad I found your blog. Such good comments and a tag that is a witness for our Lord. Thanks. Hugs.

Vivienne Holden said...

Now THAT'S one heck of a great tag Nancy! Suave, sophisticated and makes the point beautifully! Love it! xxx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful tag. This would be a lovely gift for a man to use as a bookmark.
Blessing hugs,

Jonia said...

So, so true Nancy and I love your tag. Makes so much sense. Beautiful job! I always fill like we need to go with our first thought God gives us and so glad you did.

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I just love your creation today, big hugs Pops x

Ira Huberts said...

How I appreciate your fine words Nancy, for they are oh so true. Love your thinking process and its fab result, great looking tag!
Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Penny said...

Very thoughtful creation! Love the masculine feel and design! Really love the silhouette and all the details! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Tracy said...

Oh my dear friend you just described this world perfectly. There is no work ethic anymore. There is very little kindness and consideration. And most sadly of all, Christians are almost invisible. The world has crept into the church and its people. We have to hold tight to one another and REPRESENT! :-) The tag is manly and a wonderful depiction of the theme. Hugs!

Marilyn said...

Fabulous tag Nancy and your observations are true, true, true!