Determination is more than what you read . . .

“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” Oscar Wilde

Dictionary result for determination

de·ter·mi·na·tion

/dəˌtərməˈnāSH(ə)n/Submit

noun

1. firmness of purpose; resoluteness.

"he advanced with an unflinching determination"

synonyms: resolution, resolve, resoluteness;

When you think about the cleaned up diet I have been eating since Thanksgiving, you have to know my resolve and determination.

I wanted to capture that feeling in the new painting above “Determination'“. It came off of the photo that I used for the large yellow and gold composition I did earlier in January of this year.

On the Run 24 x 48 see on the right….

In life we must keep a fierce resolve to stay steady with the Lord. He is our protection in all ways. Faith is an action, it is more than following rules... it is learning to connected to Him, leaning on Him and depending on Him.

I am determined NOT to try and force things in life but I am determined to give my life to Him. He provides priceless gifts continuously to each of us. It is up to us to share those gifts of joy and talents with others, giving gratitude and thanks to Him.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31