Sitting at the kitchen table middle of the day. Eating lunch – Tuna and beans out of a can.
Teenage son didn’t rise up for school like I knew he wouldn’t. I let in to his begs for mercy to stay overnight two nights ago. Knowing Mondays are his worst day. I gave in.
Didn’t listen to my gut sigh. Failed.
I’m not easily able to be understood even by those closest to me. Conversations sit hanging in the air because I can’t easily explain or fit into moulds I’m supposed too.
Others art works more easily applauded than my own. All my faults glare huge. I don’t strive to change that.
Yet despite my faults I sensed GOD strongly last night. In the bath tub of all places. HE has humour I will give him that.
Even if I can’t explain Him or make art that best depicts the wonder of HIM. (I couldn’t find a pic of a round earth that I could print sufficiently for my pic below). Hope it still makes sense.
Simple art works but the message is out of this world.
Today’s art is my day 24 of 30 days of a root journal project. Started in August lol. October and still going.
If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.
– Rainer Maria Rilke wrote that
This is what I’m thinking. Earths intelligence comes from the mind of God. Humans being created in his likeness. There are words in the bible about being rooted.. This pic is based on visions I’ve had when I’ve faced giant tests in life. God showed me myself much bigger than the problems. I know not a reflection of myself but rather of His presence and power in me or my Spirit connected with HIS! How God can come and abide in humans does sound weird. But spirit is different to flesh. See verses below which all really fit together. So many I found that relate to what I’ve created here.
We are raised up to heavenly places because of Christ.
Trees are majestic. They can be so gigantic!
In Him we are purified… Because below you see the scripture that says we are blameless…. Well humanly we are not pure are we. But through Him we are made cleansed and pure.
Hope for everyone to rise up..
I didn’t go with art journalling a tree but we as Gods children are even likened to trees – oaks! See below.. 🙂
Knowledge of the truth will set you free!!!
Having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.
Raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
Ephesians 3:17-19 New Living Translation (NLT)
Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky
and provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that[a] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Find the author Lisa Sonora of the 30 days root journal project and see her submission at this link below.