Life’s Work: Chapter 4

Life’s Work: Chapter 4: My faith must be accompanied by action continuously – 2007 projects and beyond.

Kazim keeps this scripture in mind continuously: “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:14-17
Faith without works - Empower with Art by Kazim Abasali - The Empowering ARTist
Kazim continued his social and community work in 2007. Besides being a digital and fractal artist, Kazim worked as a full-fledged multimedia artist involved in projects such as website design & development; video & music productions; photo tribute video slideshows; documentary photo journalism; desktop publishing; archiving, database & file management; and digital art creations.

Kazim was busy researching and producing material for Holy Cross College’s 50th Anniversary in Trinidad. He used the information and created an short docu-video for the occasion.

He also developed online worship videos to thank and praise God for all his blessings, and to inspire and empower others, as he felt inspired and empowered. And after the behind the scenes work, he started uploading these videos on YouTube and other online sites.

The first video he uploaded on 29th July, 2007 was: For such a time as this by Wayne Watson.

For Such A Time As This from kazim abasali on Vimeo.

For such a time as this
I was placed upon the earth
To hear the voice of God
And do His will
Whatever it is

For such a time as this
For now and all the days He gives
I am here, I am here
And I am His
For such a time as this

Kazim did this video with just lyrics to concentrate on the words and message of serving God and being true to His call for action or deeds. And as of this post date, this video has received over 33,000 views.

The next video he uploaded on 30th July, 2007 was:
Seize The Day by Carolyn Arends.
Seize The Day Carolyn Arends by Kazim Abasali – The Empowering ARTist. Art showing scripture verses.

I know a girl who was schooled in Manhattan
She reads dusty books and learns phrases in Latin
She is an author, or maybe a poet
A genius but it’s just this world doesn’t know it
She works on her novel most every day
If you laugh she will say

 

chorus:
Seize the day, seize whatever you can
‘Cause life slips away just like hourglass sand
Seize the day, pray for grace from God’s hand
Then nothing will stand in your way
Seize the day

Well I know a doctor, a fine young physician
Left his six-figure job for a mission position
He’s healing the sick in an African clinic
He works in the dirt and writes home to the cynics
He says “We work through the night so most every day
As we watch the sun rise we can say

chorus

Well I know a man who’s been doing some thinking
He’s as bitter and cold as the whiskey he’s drinking
He’s talking ’bout fear, about chances not taken
If you listen to him you can hear his heart breaking
He says “One day you’re a boy and the next day you’re dead
I wish way back when someone had said

chorus

Well one thing I’ve noticed, wherever I wander
Everyone’s got a dream he can follow or squander
You can do what you will with the days you are given
I’m trying to spend mine on the business of living
So I’m singing my songs off of any old stage
You can laugh if you want, I’ll still say

chorus

Another song that inspires us to go for dreams now! And as of this post date, this video has received over 75,000 views.

On 2nd August, 2007, Kazim uploaded this Holy Cross College 50th Anniversary short video on YouTube to promote the coming 50th Anniversary Reunion.

This video features Trinidad & Tobago’s steelband music.

On 25th of August, 2007, Kazim uploaded this video on YouTube
When God Ran by Benny Hester & John Parenti
Benny_Hester_live_in_Malibu,_CA,_2013Almighty God,
The Great I Am
Immoveable Rock,
Omnipotent powerful

Awesome Lord,
Victorious Warrior
Mighty Conquerer,
Commanding King of Kings
And the only time,
the only time I ever saw Him run
Was when

He ran to me,
Took me in His arms, held my head to His chest
And said “My son’s come home again”.
Looked in my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice
He said “Son, do you know I still love you?”

It caught me by surprise when God ran
The day I left Home,
I knew I’d broken His heart
I wondered if
Things would ever be the same,

Then one night,
I remembered His love for me
And down that dusty road, ahead I could see
It was the only time,
the only time I ever saw Him run

Was when He ran to me,
Took me in His arms, held my head to His chest
And said “My son’s come home again”.
Looked in my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice
He said “Son, do you know I still love you?”

It caught me by surprise, It dropped me to my knees
When God ran

Bridge
Holy God, Righteous One
Who turned my way
Now I know, You’ve been waiting
For this day

{Interlude}

{Repeat Chorus}

God runs…. to us, His prodigal children. Parents run to their children cries. And we run to others when they cry out for help. This video has been received over 40,000 views as of this post date.

And the short docu-video for Holy Cross College’s 50th Anniversary in Trinidad, uploaded 26th August, 2007.

Life’s Work: Chapter 5