At the end of a Church service, an interviewer was introduced to Thomas Kinkade who, at the time, was the church’s most well-known and influential member, and he was asked if he would grant a phone interview, which he did a few days later.
In this interview, Kinkade, who was one of America’s most collected living artist, a painter-communicator and whose tranquil, light-infused paintings brought hope and joy to millions, talked about the basic values of family and home, faith in God, and the luminous beauty of nature. He also challenged others to use their talents for God.
Kinkade said that he credits the Lord for both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings. Kincade was far from perfect, a human being seeking life as we walk in a broken world, he despite struggles, hurdles and challenges painted beautiful things bringing glory to God. All in life are imperfect but we hope we can still paint for the good.
As human beings there is nothing more alarming at times than change and uncertainties, but with God He opens and closes doors and reopens doors and even creates doors to walk through even ones you don’t yet see. Where is the door that enters to life? Jesus Christ, trust Him, give to Him, see if He will open new life and new chapters for you, but don’t forget your legacy and from where you came and have walked, remain a viable part of what you love no matter where you are. Don’t abandon your Christian legacy. Love it and care for it, hold on. The doors God opens are beautiful like painted skies and wonderful creations that a painter designs.
Faith is about what we cannot completely see but we can hope and dream for, the hope we paint, believing God wants to bless us.
If God leads a person to pursue their dreams then they should with all their heart, but don’t forget God in the process. When we keep God in the picture things happen where Hope abounds. If we have ability to keep God in every phase and dream of our life, He will bless and guide us. If your passion is music, pursue it, if your passion is painting, pursue it, if your passion is scrapbooking, pursue it, whatever it may be that is good and wholesome. God painted the skies and creates great pictures in life, He is colorful in imagination and powerful in might.
Hope is “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.”
Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Luke 6:38 “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
What will we paint? Will we use our talents God gave us? The path to future dreams and the desires of our heart are made possible when we cherish and remain a viable part of our legacy that is painted. Like Kincade was, We are in the present a product of the past, hope of the future; our service to Christ and His Church has everything to do as to where God helps us to go as we pursue our dreams. Go for it, pursue your dreams and passions.