Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Openings, Portals, and Doors

The prompt today was "psychedelic portal". Portals can be made of many things and can range from dull to psychedelic I imagine. Today, when thinking about what to draw I kept envisioning a certain thing...this drawing is not exactly that but, it will do :)

Of course the next thing to do is try and fit it in with this blog, which is both hard and easy. Does that make sense? We will see....

The bible talks about doors and openings but not really portals, although here is the Webster's portal definition,
"a doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and elaborate one."
So, I can safely (in my mind) interchange the words.

The door I want to talk about is the door to our hearts. This door I believe is mentioned many time in the bible. First, in Genesis,
"If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” Genesis 4:7
The door that God is speaking of here is the door to Cain's heart. He had not given an offering to the Lord that was pleasing, it was not his first fruits, his offering was given probably of what he had left over.  Now, don't misunderstand I don't think God rejected Cain, He was just not happy with the offering. Yet, in his human nature, Cain became angry and jealous of his brother and God was warning him to calm down or the sin knocking at the door of his heart would claim his life. Cain did not listen and as a result Abel died and Cain became an outcast. Prayer one, if you are hurt, jealous, bitter, sad, or depressed, God can help you through it. Don't allow sin to come through the door and keep you from abundant living, happiness, and joy.

The door to our heart can be opened to anything. God wants us to open it to him.
"Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.  All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.  I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.  The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:7-10
Jesus is letting us know He is the only way to abundant life. He is the door. All others are false and only want to lead you down the wrong paths. No one can be saved but, through Him.  I will say it over and over, you may get tired of reading it but if you believe Jesus came to earth, died on a cross, was buried in a tomb, rose again, and is returning to get His own, you can and have opened the door of your heart to Jesus and he is you protection from death. No, not physical death, we may all have to face that, but eternal death, separation from Him. Prayer two, is for those who need Jesus as your friend, your savior, your eternal life, believe He is the only way and except this gift.

Now, life is not magically going to get better. No we live in a fallen world with pits, and valleys that are very hard to trudge through. Jesus can make the way easier, He never said He would take away the pain here on earth. He will in Heaven though. He will give you His peace, His comforter, and His love here on earth. And believe me, if you need help and I can help you (even if all I can do is pray for you) I am here too!

There is one more door in the Bible I want to write about.
" Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me." Revelations 3:20
This door is also the door of a heart, and many people use this to talk about Jesus wanting to come into the unsaved person's heart. He does want to do that but Jesus in this verse is speaking to the church at Laodicea. They had become lukewarm they were just going through the motions, they had all the money and things they needed to survive so they were just "playing" church. They are Christians, they are bound for heaven, but they will not be receiving all that eternal life has to offer. They have left Jesus outside, knocking to get back in, to have His rightful place in their church. Jesus wants to be the center of the church and of the Christian's life.

My last prayer for this blog today is that Christians who have started to think they have got what it takes to make it on their own will realize, Jesus is knocking. He wants to be a part of all you do, and no matter how "with it" you think you are, your aren't...just saying.... sorry! Thanks for reading. God Bless you all!

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Man in the Moon

Today, the prompt was "Man in the Moon". Now, I will confess I have never been able to see a man in the moon. I have tried and I have looked at photos where people have explained where the "face" is, but I can not see it. I am usually pretty good at finding hidden things in wood grain, marbling, clouds, and other things, I just don't see a man.

For this drawing I don't have verse about the moon or a man in the moon, there really aren't that many in the Bible. I do have a topic that will go with what the moon is and does.

In the beginning God... created the heavens and the earth. He divided the light from the darkness. Called the light day and the darkness night and set ruling lights in the heavens, the Sun and Moon...

As we know from science the Moon is a reflection of the light shining from the sun on the other side of the earth. It gives enough light to help guide but is not too bright to cause sleeplessness. The fact that it is a reflection is the part I want to focus on....

We are meant to be a reflection of the Son... our lives are to shine like the moon to guide others to the Son and not to cause others to stumble. There are many verses that show this truth.
"He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked." 1 John 2:6
"Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ." 1 Corinthians 11:1
"For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
“Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;
 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls."       1 Peter 2:21-25
"Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma." Ephesians 5:1-2
" Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross." Philippians 2:5-8 
There are more, I will leave a few for you to find. God expects us to love and live as Christ lived. No that doesn't mean we will have to give our lives for another, but we should live in a way that we would if that was what was needed. The point is the Love. When Jesus was on earth He reflected God's love for mankind and we should now reflect Christ's love so to draw all men to Him.

I don't always do a good job of being that reflection, yet I strive too. It is my prayer that the words I write and the drawings I draw reflect Christ and His love, not me. Thanks for reading. God Bless You!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Fountain of Youth

The prompt today was Fountain of Youth... I am sure we all wish there was one for real... but the image I saw or thought of first was a fountain with children playing and having fun....

If those of us who are older will think about it watching children play helps us feel young also. It allows us to experience our youth again, and if we are lucky enough to be able to move well and play too.... all the better!

Jesus loved children, he want to spend time with them even if the disciples thought it was a waste of time.
"Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”Luke 18:15-17
Jesus said to them let them come to me because they are an example to you. Unless you come to me as a child you will not be able to receive the kingdom of God. So what did that mean...

Children can believe almost anything. They believe Santa is a real person, They believe the boogie  man will get them, they trust that their parents will always be there for them, and I could go on. Is this believe, faith, or trust that they have bad. No not always, in some instances yes and we teach them the difference. Jesus wanted His followers to come with the belief, faith, and trust of children, understanding He was the only way, truth, and life, that through Him they can do all things He leads them to do.

The thing is we aren't to stay children. We are to grow and learn to desire the meat of the word and not just the milk. It is sad that many children stay children, when they could be so much more for Christ.
"For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." Hebrews 5:12-14

In Christ there is everlasting life... so a fountain of youth. If you haven't trusted Him as a child would just totally believing all He did is true and that He has given you eternal, everlasting life, you will not receive the kingdom of God. If you have done this I hope you are seeking the meat of the word and growing in His desire for your life. Thanks for reading. God bless you!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Light of the Lord

The prompt "Light Saber" there is not many ways to interpret this one is there. I have no other reference in this physical world except for Star Wars. But oh the possibilities in the spiritual world. Here is my (not very good) drawing today....

So let's beginning.... John 1:1

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Then further in the same chapter of John 1:4-5
 "In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."
Still further in John 8:12 ....
 “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
And if that wasn't enough Psalm 119:105
"Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path".
There are so many more references to the word and light, to Jesus being the Word and the light of the world. All I can say is this, God's Light Saber is Jesus, He shines the Word of Life to our dark hearts and makes us whole. If we follow the word we can have life and the darkness will not engulf us.  And if we have issues that need to be dealt with the word is like a two edged sword cutting to the marrow of our lives showing us the errors of our way.

The Word (Jesus) is just the personified Word (the Bible) both are a light to our troubled lives and can guide us to the path of light and liberty. I hope this makes sense, I know it seems a little far off the mark.... Thanks for reading. God bless you!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two Heads

Today the drawing prompt was "something with two heads"  While things in nature can have two heads at times, and tools can have two heads I decided to draw a Ogre boss from a dungeon in the game "World of Warcraft". This boss has often made me laugh, because one of the heads seems to be superior and the other one rather simple, but I bet the simple one is the more intelligent of the two.

Now, we use the adage, "two heads are better than one" quite often, especially when we have a job to do and we need help completing it. I am not sure in respect to the character above that really matters, they will never win the battle.

The Bible says the same basic thing in many places, today the verses in Ecclesiastes are what come to mind.

"Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
 So what are the verses saying, they are quite literal, I think. You can go through life all alone, coming against things that you can make it through alone, why? God saw that Adam was alone and it was not good. He made the animals for him, but none were suitable for what he needed. So, God created Eve. Now, let me stop here and say I know God did this so that they could multiply, and yet he also did it because two are better than one.

God not only expected Adam and Eve to be husband and wife, but for all humankind to be friends and help each other. To pick each other up, to keep each other warm, to help each other fight, and to be a strong cord against whatever may need dealing with. So why do we turn our backs on those willing to help or those needing help. What causes us not to except that two heads are better than one and that a threefold cord is not easily broken? One word sums it up, PRIDE. I know that is why I don't let people help me, or why I don't see a need that I can help with... wait that would be I ignore a need I can help with because of my pride.

It is my prayer that I will start looking for help in the right places and always be willing to offer help when I can be a help.

Thanks for reading. God bless you!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tree of Life

Today, the drawing prompt was Tree of Life... now many things ran through my head the first time I saw this prompt. I settled on one, because in all that I do and all that I am, it is the most appropriate for me, I think.

Okay, so some of you may be thinking, "how does a cross represent the tree of life?" And others of you will get it right away. Let me explain my thoughts.

The Tree of Life mentioned in the Bible is in the Garden of Eden, it was there along with the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It probably was a normal looking tree, maybe a dogwood, maybe not.
"And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." Genesis 2:9
There was only one tree God told Adam he could not eat from. That was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil....
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:16-17
Eve was created after God gave this command to Adam and he told her. It doesn't say how he told her or when, but if he is anything like us today some of the "threat" or the "urgency" of the command must have been lost in the translation. Anyway, I am sure you know the rest of the story... The point is they could have eaten from any and all trees except the one they ate from... even the Tree of Life. 

So, because of Adam's sin (eating from the forbidden tree), God had to keep them from eating from the Tree of Life before the right time and His sovereign plan could unfold.... 
 "Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life."   Genesis 3:22-24
Jump forward a thousand or so years (give or take some) Jesus, God's perfect Son enters the scene and becomes the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world. He is reticulated, rejected, and hated, yet He loved us all enough to lay down His life on the cross, so that we who believe in Him can have everlasting life. Yes, the cross was a means of torture and death, it is also a symbol for Life... it is made from a tree... it is the Tree of Life for all who believe.

There are only ten words one must believe to put your faith in Jesus and become a child of God...

"Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead."
 If you believe that Jesus did what is stated above with all your heart, then you are a child of God. Believing that statement above is all it takes to go to heaven, you don't, you can't do anything but believe... Jesus did it all, he is the only one that could.

Some of you may think how can you believe that, it is a fairy tale, or truth but not exactly. There are a lot of people who believe Jesus lived and died, it is the rising part that stops them from believing it all. If that is you we can talk, I will share my thoughts, you can question me... I want everyone to come to know and love my Lord, but I won't be pushy, you have a right to believe what you do and I have the same right to believe what I do. I love all people, to the best of my ability which, let's face it isn't ever enough. I will in this blog write my opinions and thoughts, if you agree great if not okay...can we still be friends??? in my mind yes!!! Thanks for reading, God bless you all.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Seeing Clearly

Today's drawing was Looking through a keyhole. There were so many ways to interpret that but here is my take today, some other day it might be different....

In the Bible it speaks of the way God sees things and the way we see things being quite different.  Here are a few verses....

"For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. " 1 Corinthians 13:12
" For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. " James 1:23-24 
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. " Isaiah 55:8-12
"But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord; they do not understand his plan, that he has gathered them as sheaves to the threshing floor." Micah 4:12
God see everything all the time. He is omnipresent, omniscience, and omnipotent. In His sovereignty He allows us to make decisions based on the narrow views of the world we have. We make wrong turns and he mercifully guides us back to His plan for our lives. He see the big forest as well as each and every tree in the forest. He knows them all by name. We can't get further than the nose on our face most of the time and as James said as soon as we walk away from the mirror we forget what manner of person we are.

We can never see things just like God sees them, yet we should seek to. We should look at others with the love and mercy God has toward them. We should look at our actions and the things around us through the lens of God's word seeking to know and do the things that God longs for us to know and do.

I pray that I can start to see things more clearly in this life, to see others the way God sees them, and see myself change into what He wants me to be. Thanks for reading, God bless you!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Lovely Flowers

The drawing today was of a lotus... They are very pretty flowers. Yet, their beauty fades and they die away just like everything on earth, except for one thing....

“All flesh is grass,
And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.

The grass withers, the flower fades,

Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it;
Surely the people are grass.
 The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.”

God's word will stand forever! He spoke the earth into existence, which began time as we know it. In John it says...
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." 1:1
The the Word dwelt with us (mankind, the disciples)
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."
Even though He walked among us, people rejected Him. Those who didn't reject Him followed Him. He taught them that living on this earth required love. The kind of love that He had for the world.... Ultimately, the people who rejected Him, killed Him. No, He didn't stay dead, He rose and is now waiting to return to this earth.... life on earth goes on and on. Flowers grow and die, people are born and die, buildings are built and fall... Life goes on.

Love helps us to traverse this cycle of life and death, unfortunately many people have stop loving "correctly". We have wars, we have terrorist, we have racial upheaval, and bullies. These things are counteractive to love, we are living in a time of hatred, not unlike times of old, yet different because it is seen in an instant through technology. We are becoming desensitized to this hatred, and many forget how to love.  It is my prayer that either we learn to love again or that the Lord will return and help the world live in peace.

I know this didn't make much sense... sorry... thanks for reading.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Wonder Woman

The prompt today in my drawing book was comic book cover. I looked at a few and decided to do Wonder Woman, not sure why and it didn't turn out very good. I will still share it though.

So in the bible there are many woman who stand out as "wonder women" in my eyes. God used these women in many different ways and for many different reasons.

Eve, even though she was tricked by the serpent and facilitated the fall of mankind, is a wonder woman because she is the mother of us all, really. A thought came back to my mind just now... why do we see so many differences in each other and use those to hate? We all come from the same place, we all have the blood of Adam and Eve. We are all family. I have to shake my head when I think of how far we have strayed from who God truly wants us to be. Then I remember Cain and Abel...

Moses' Mother and Miriam his sister are two more wonder women. The Pharaoh had decide the Jews were getting to strong and ordered all the boys under a certain age to be killed. Moses' mother saw he was someone God was going to use and so she hid him. Then found a way to safely see that he lived. His sister watched as Pharaoh's daughter found him, then offered to find a Jewish wet nurse to feed him, his mother.... And yes later in the story Miriam loses ground and complains a little too much which was enough to not allow her to go to the promised land. She was still a wonder woman.

Ruth is my favorite book in the Old Testament. The person who the book is about is definitely a wonder woman. She could have easily stayed behind in her homeland and not helped her mother-in-law Naomi. Yet, she loved her mother-in-law and her family, so she followed her to a strange land with strange customs. As a result she because David's Grandmother. What a wonderful thing.

Mary of course is also a wonder woman, not only because she is the mother of Jesus, but because she was faithful enough for God to use in that way. I know that many believe she was sinless, that I don't believe is true for this reason... Jesus had to be all man and all God. If Mary was sinless He could not have been all man, for only God is sinless. But that is just my belief, as always we have the right to interpret and read the Bible the way the spirit leads us, individually. Mary, I believe had other children, she went to listen to the teaching of her son and was there when He died. She and her other children, I believe put their faith in Him at some point during this time or shortly after His resurrection.  I believe as a human mother she did her best to raise her son.

Another wonder woman example is Priscilla. She was married to a man named Aquila. They were tent makers in Corinth, they gave Paul a job, traveled with him, and helped him in his ministry.  Priscilla was a good hard working woman and offered what she had to the furtherance of the gospel. She is an example in the New Testament that I would like to pattern my life after. I believe she personifies the woman spoke of in Proverbs 31.

There are so many more women in the Bible who are wonder women. I could never mention them all. It is my prayer that I could be a wonder woman for God, I can only pray and hope that God will find a way to use me for His honor and glory. That is my prayer for you also. Thanks for reading, God bless you!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Home is where the heart is.

Today, the prompt didn't lead to a blog post and technically I have been thinking about this all day. So here goes...

I was supposed to leave to go back to Louisiana; I am visiting my daughter in New Jersey. The plans changed when a snowstorm decided to come this way. Keeping me here another day. This morning before I knew I would not be able to leave I posted on Facebook the following:

"Today, I leave for Louisiana... can't say home cause home is where your heart is and mine is with my daughter..."

These words are true in this earthly realm. My heart is and will always be with my daughter.... well until grandkids come around... then it will be split between them all, I am sure.

In the spiritual realm my heart is in heaven, longing to be with my Savior. I can't wait for the day of no more pain, no more tears, and so much more. With that said I believe I have a lot more to do here on earth. I am not really ever going to be ready to leave here, never going to be, in my mind, good enough to be ready to meet my Savior. Still, He has my heart is waiting for me.

It is my prayer that you all have a heart that longs to see Jesus. That believes he is the Savior through His death and resurrection. Because, I truly wish for you all to be in heaven with me!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Today the prompt for drawing is "your reflection" I do not like to have pictures taken and do not want to draw myself so I drew something a little different. Yesterday, while looking at Facebook, I found a picture of a kitten by a puddle, the reflection was a white tiger... I attempted to draw that today.

As I was drawing I was thinking of the verse below;

Proverbs 27:19  "As in water face reflects face, So a man’s heart reveals the man."
When looking in a mirror (or puddle) what do we see. Mostly, we see the outward appearance, the good, the bad, our physical body.  I have to say that the reflection we see in the mirror is not who we really are.  I think if we did see our real selves in a mirror we might run away in fear.

Our heart is where we really find ourselves. The part we try to hide from view.  The things we think about and do when no one else is watching. Yes, we do show it at times especially if it is good stuff, but no one is perfect and there in the heart of every person is some bad. Everyone who has ever lived on this Earth, except for one person, has sin and evil in their lives. Acknowledging that and dealing with the sin in our hearts is something that is hard to do. That is where a specific kind of reflection comes into play.

A couple of verses before the verse in Proverbs quoted above is the following;
Proverbs 27:17  "As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend."
I think that we should find someone to be accountable to. Someone to share our hearts with and ask them to share theirs with us. Ideally, this should be someone you can trust completely and a little more mature in the Lord than you. The later does not always have to be the case though. You each should work together to sharpen each other, to exhort one another to get rid of the sin, so that the heart we have can be shared with the world instead of hidden away.

I try to use this blog as a way to express my heart. I have since the beginning a few years ago. Yes, I have shared some deep things at times. Things I deal with, I hope that all of you find a friend you can share with, someone you can truly trust. It is my prayer each of you have a heart that can reflect exactly who you are. Thanks for reading, Have a great day!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

So Many Hats!!!

The prompt today was "Dr Seuss Hat".... I wanted to be original and find Dr. Seuss wearing a "normal" hat... but I couldn't. I might not have searched hard enough though. Anyway this quest of drawing the hat made me think of the fact that we wear many hats. I know you know what I mean but I will attempt to discuss this from my point of view today. (the drawing is at the end)

I have the hats of a daughter, a sister, a mother, a mother-in-law, a teacher, a retired person, the list could go on.... I do not feel that I excel in any of those (don't yell at me I know, I know, stop being hard on yourself). Does God want us to wear so many hats? Are we supposed to retire some hats as time goes on or at least make sure that one of them is more predominate than the others.

Romans 12 speaks to the hats we wear as Christians.
Romans 12:3-8 "For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness."
 To me this is saying that we are given gifts, more than one, but God wants us to use the one that is needed in our local gathering. At times this may change depending on where we are or how the gathering changes. In my mind where I am at this moment determines the gift that I use. For example, I might be at a friend's house who has just received some bad news. I should in that instance be a comfort to them in some way, probably using a ministering gift. If I am a mom at home with my children, the needs of the children determine the gift that I use whether teaching, exhortation, or mercy.

I think God gives us our gifts to help build and grow His family. I think he gives us many hats to wear so that we can be ready to serve in season and out of season...
2 Timothy 4:2 "Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching."
 So, I think, no matter where or what we are doing, we are to choose one of our hats (gifts) God has given use to be predominate at that time. We should always use what God has given us to help grow His family and lift up the fellow members in love and exhortation.

Thanks for reading this. It is my prayer that you look into the word for yourself and see how God speaks to you. God bless you :)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

I am going to try this again, but I don't know how many days I will actually post. I thought I would post more last year but I didn't, a resolution to do something usually doesn't end well. We all have good intentions, right....

So here is the "plan, idea, thought..."

My daughter gave me this book....

The pages are meant for drawing on, but I will draw in a different journal, or the one she made for me....

Today's prompt was "Angel's Wings". Ok, so this was not easy... I was going to draw the Seraphim in Isaiah 6. That was not a good idea, because I failed at the drawing. 

So, I just drew these wings, with no Angel...

And while I was draw a different verse kept repeating in my head... Also from Isaiah! 
Isaiah 40:31  But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.
There are so many ways this verse should be the first verse of this new year, since I am starting a new "chapter" in my life. Being retired and finding the way I should walk in the plan God has for my life is going to be a wonderful journey. I will try to wait on the Lord allowing Him to guide my life in this journey.  I know that if I am successful in that He will let me soar like and eagle, help me not to be weary, and not to faint along the way. 

It is my prayer that everyone reading this also can use this verse to help you journey through this New Year. Allow God to guide you! I also hope that some of you will draw along with me. I have several things I want to do with my art and I plan to share it here. If all goes as I think God is leading there may be a lot of other things for me to share. We will have to see what God has in store. Again Happy New Year and welcome to this Trek!