As a photographer, the term "still life" is an important one. As a woman of God, it is even more important. When taking pictures of still life, we think of inanimate objects that are unmoved. The photographer can arrange them the way she wants and then create the desired effect with the camera and lighting. But the common theme among all still life, is that it is unmoved. It sits still. It is only moved by the photographer, the master.
In much the same way, my life must also be unmovable. The difference between me and the subject of a still life photo session, is that I must be willing. I must set my face like flint towards that which the heavenly father has in store for me. When I move, this way or that, without waiting for the creator himself to direct me, I create a blurry image of what God intended, and the composition will be completely off.
Jesus is the master photographer. He knows how to make something beautiful out of my life. So I remain still until he picks me up to mold me and shape me. I'm motionless until he directs me to move. He is my creator, and he spends my lifetime turning me into a masterpiece. I am still life, and I am willing.
I am sitting in a hotel room in Valliant, Oklahoma. We are here for the 10th annual watermelon festival! So I think this shot is an appropriate still life photo for this post! I'm taking lots of pictures! See you when I get back in a couple of days!