Samuel Gray Art


Behind the scenes process of my work, recaps of my live painting shows, and stories that I find valuable

"Open Door" - Story

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.… Matthew 7:7-8

Doors can symbolize so many things and for me that usually means a new season of life or transition. I'm sure many of you have heard of the saying, "when a door closes another opens." I know that even if we see an open door there is still a long journey ahead. There may be mountains that we have to climb or water that we are called to walk on. We are called have faith that those doors were opened for a reason and we must seek to find beauty in the unknown and to not live in fear.

I just got engaged this last Friday, and started an art gallery at Mama Carmen's two weeks ago. These are two open doors that have been opened to me and I am learning to walk by faith through them. I don't know what the future holds. The mountains I will have to climb. The waters that I will walk across. Regardless of how long the blessings I've received on earth last, I know that I have been given an open door to life through Jesus. And that is enough.

If you are interested in having this piece in your home I am giving away a print before the end of the year. To be eligible you can sign up for my newsletter, post the image below on your instagram, and tag the photo #samuelgrayart. I will choose a random winner by verifying the #samuelgrayart tags on instagram and ship the 20x20" for free! My username on instagram is @samiswell.

Be on the lookout for two more prints that I am giving away before the year is over!

If you want to buy a print of "Open Door" you can do so here:




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