Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Yet you may see yourself as anything but a masterpiece. Is there a better way? Yes! In Life Palette, Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love takes the concepts he’s learned as a successful painter and as a longtime pastor to teach you that God is the master artist—but you give Him the palette to dip His brush in and paint a masterpiece on the canvas of your life. Each chapter gives you practical, biblical insight you can immediately apply to create a personal Life Palette (comprised of your decisions and lifestyle choices) that’ll pave the way for God to paint your life as the masterpiece He created you to be. Discover your endless potential and priceless value! Take out your Life Palette and make it all it needs to be. The master artist is waiting for you.
About Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love
Jeffrey Allen Love serves as the lead/teaching pastor of Alive Church in Tucson, AZ. With success at an early age as a painter, art has always been a big part of his life. While pursuing art and music in college, Jeff felt compelled to go into church ministry and has served faithfully for over 25 years. He has a B.S. in Theology and a Doctorate in Ministry from PHX University of Theology. His passion in life is to be all that God created Him to be and to help others be all that God wants them to be. Jeff and wife Kathy have three girls and one boy. Jeff loves being a husband and father and centers many of his goals and desires around being successful in these two key areas of his life. As a couple, they have taught many seminars on successful marriage and raising children. Kathy spends her time focusing on selling Jeff’s artwork, allowing him time to paint, write, and lead his church. Find Jeff at LifePalette.com
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The Maker of the Masterpiece
If I asked you to describe a masterpiece painting, the first one likely to come to mind is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Hanging in the Louvre behind bulletproof glass in a controlled environment to preserve the pigment and the canvas, the Mona Lisa is well protected.
What makes the Mona Lisa a masterpiece? It’s certainly not the subject matter. There have been millions of portraits of beautiful women painted throughout the centuries that would never be considered masterpieces. Did da Vinci have some secret paint or brushes no other artists knew existed? Actually, the material available to every art student today is much more advanced than what was available to da Vinci and his peers. The Mona Lisa is a masterpiece because of da Vinci’s extraordinary skill and intellect.
With that in mind, it may be hard to describe yourself as a masterpiece. It somehow feels vain, arrogant, and even haughty to look at yourself that way. Maybe the opposite of self-pride is the problem. You don’t believe you’re beautiful enough on the inside to possibly be considered a work of art. You know who you are and what you’ve done. You know the ugliness of it, to the point that it even defines you.
But here’s the key. It’s not about your extraordinary skill, intellect, or lack of both. Nothing can change the fact that you’re already created as a masterpiece. Nothing you think or do can undo that truth. Why? You’re not the creator of the masterpiece to begin with. You’re not the artist.
Life Palette: God Made a Masterpiece…and it's you! Retail: $12.99 Paperback: 204 pages Publisher: Write Works; First Edition edition (November 13, 2013) ISBN-10: 0989205738 ISBN-13: 978-0989205733 Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
Success = Living daily as the masterpiece God created you to be
Jeffrey Allen Love
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I teach principles of “Intentional Living” and my wife is an accomplished artist, so my interest was piqued when I saw Dr. Love’s book Life Palette. The principles Dr. Love teaches speak to me, and I think they will speak to you as well. Our God is an intentional God, who intentionally loved us so much that He died for us. His intentionality is also proved in how He has gifted each of us to serve Him and one another as we live out our faith. Jeff is a regular contributor to my radio program, and I’m happy to recommend his book as I believe it will help you navigate your own faith journey.
Dr. Randy Carlson President, Family Life Communications, and Host of the “Intentional Living” radio program
For a couple of years, I’ve carried a piece of art canvas around in my wallet where I’ve written, “God wants to create a masterpiece on the canvas of my life.” Not until reading Jeff’s book was I able to recognize exactly what that meant or how it would transpire. Jeff Love has led me to discover what my unique life masterpiece looks like, and provided the tools and insight to begin to shape my life into the ultimate design. You’ll find Life Palette beyond inspiring.
Steve Lacy Founder and CEO, JSL Solutions and creator of StreamingChurch.tv, ChurchApplive.com and MyFlock.com