Monthly Archives: April 2014

She Knows

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I love Art Journalling with collage… I love the messages that flow from it even while I create..
I have an online face book group and I started posting a daily devotional to the group only today and this piece of collage art springs from that.

Based on the scripture… “I HAVE LOVED YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE; THEREFORE I HAVE DRAWN YOU WITH LOVINGKINDNESS .” —JEREMIAH 31:3

What amazes me is what comes to me as I create and how it all fits together… The bride is walking along the sand looking intently at her feet in the sand and enjoying her walk.. She seems caught up in that moment..
When I found the words “my thoughts are running away, visions of her.” God brought to mind the words of the scripture psalm 139:17 which amazingly I found!

“Your thoughts – how rare, how beautiful! God, I’ll never comprehend them!”

Then searching further I realise that the very next verse 18 is about the sand and how it relates to Gods thoughts about us!!!

“If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand”

I don’t plan how it fits.. That’s Gods Spirit working alongside me as I create my art!! I just adored the picture, and found the words and put them together. GOD gave me the scriptures and it made me smile being able to find them in print to cut and paste.

My focus in this piece is GODS love… and how the knowing of it… brings immense joy and that as you discover more and more and more there is in fact too much to comprehend with the human heart, mind and emotions..

Endless Delight.

Being a single mother, almost deaf, an introvert, art speaks. It becomes my way to express my heart.. but also my life circumstances have created a life where for me GOD has become my vision and I have been given the gift of time to focus on HIM..

Kids growing up, deafness isolates, people get busy, and I have also been given this gift where I can share it and HE has become so much more precious in the process.. and although SPIRIT is unseen.. Belief and faith and art brings that into reality. I pray that my art expresses the beauty and freedom and love I have come to find in JESUS with me that anyone else can also find and enjoy.. That no matter your circumstances you too can know how beloved you are and how precious you are to GOD..

Knowing HIS love changes everything..

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On Holy Ground

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This quote below just came to mind… I’m in bliss!!!
I’m really aware I’m standing on holy ground.. More so than ever before.. Heavens are open above me.. Glory to God!!!

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes – The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning quotes (English poet, political thinker, and feminist 1806-1861)

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What I’ve Learnt Today

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Working through an ebook “the 40 Day Soul Fast – Your Journey To Authentic Living” Cindy Trimm

Day 1

Answers below are coloured by my own beliefs and influenced by reading this book at this present moment in time and according to my current personal circumstances.

Its amazing how this study today has pin pointed things I had not noticed!!

* Describe what you believe are some
outstanding characteristics about yourself?

I’m unique there is not another person in the world like myself.. I’m peaceful, gentle and positive. Child like.. Love inspiring others.. I love to share what I’m learning.. I love deep and meaningfuls.
That I know the truth that sets me free.. Jesus is the truth and His finished work changes everything. That I’m able to see heaven on earth now because of it. See differently.. Therefore I can share the good news..

* How have you capitalized on those and
harnessed the inherent power of you?

I haven’t capitalised on these fully with consuming passion as I could because I haven’t seen that I have the power in me. Only reading this question today has the light gone on.. Wow I’ve been aware God with me.. I guess I have looked at the results and been discouraged more than resting in the power and trusting God with it and allowing that to thrive in me and flow into what I do.. So its been in dribs and drabs. I see that not knowing his power is in me has meant I haven’t really been expecting results which has reduced my desire to be busy and productive and its weird.. Cause I’m still looking for results every time I do something but as the poor results influence further inactivity I can see it cannot flow on.. Therefore I’m limiting myself and what God could do through me.
I can see the results speak for themselves… I see I have gotten what I truly believed and that it cannot possibly pass along to others or capture their attention and spark them into action if its not coming from a thriving heart that believes… Result is – I’ve been powerless and people don’t get touched by the source.. Life produces life… Power connects and ignites.. Misguided or lacklustre passion doesn’t get noticed therefore touches no one.

* What more can you do to maximize your
unique set of gifts and minimise your own
peculiar shortcomings?

Focus on all that I am through Christ.. Untapped and limitless and realising I do have the power so I can enjoy the flow expecting things to happen more and more.. To minimise short comings is to not acknowledge only myself who is powerless without Him.
To live fully right now is not limiting myself because I am joined to Him.. To focus on Jesus more and more and the glory of Him whom I’m joined together with and all that is now possible!!!!
Focus on all that I am through Christ.. My life (now) is redefined. Simply be the branch in all its glory..

– my thoughts –

“I’m still hung up on “I’ve got the power” from earlier. I can see the way I’ve lived and I’m not living in a way that fully benefits myself and the world around me.

My light is hidden.

Yes like a vine that is lack lustre produces sparse fruit and nobody much except the really hungry are drawn to it.. Obviously my fruit will be limited right now if I’m not realising I’m in the vine and God feeds the nations through the branches, my branches.. Obviously there is a flesh me who is limited and weak, powerless, wildly inapt and only small…

But there is God almighty in all His glory who has given the world His Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life…
Becoming a “new me” a me that is a new creation because of being in Christ Jesus who never leaves and I am able to do all things through Him..

Cup running over.. Full of peace, self control, love, joy, wisdom etc.. My true reality which shines and is fully able to do all things and greater things than Jesus did because He said that Himself. I need to live from that.. As that… right now.. It is my life’s purpose to let the glory shine through me and change the atmosphere.. This is bearing much fruit.. Thriving. Being a light no longer hidden.

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