This week on Instagram I was posting pictures to guess where I would be going on my next adventure…it seems that the only people who correctly guessed were the ones I already told! Take a look at this collage of some of the pictures that I posted and see if you can find where I’ll be in the world.
If you guessed correctly, I will be going to Israel and Jordan (Indiana Jones and Petra). This has been a “bucket list” item for about forty-five years, a true heart’s desire. I’ve wanted to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, to go where He was, to experience the Holy Land and its tremendous history. I am going with a group that will be touring the sights and also following the Holy Spirit to pray for the nation and hopefully to walk in Matthew 10:8, as the Lord leads*.
Most of the time that I am doing ministry I bring along my artwork; when traveling I make postcards to give personal prayers and words of knowledge for the people I encounter. Here are a few that I’m working on before I go. I pray over the cards to be anointed for the specific person that I meet, to encourage them in God’s great love for them, and it becomes a memory of what the Lord was speaking to them. I’ve run into people that I’ve done “art” for after 25 years and they tell me how much the “words” I gave them were significant to their lives. I want those encounters to be blessed and living for each individual.
Cards in process.
Sometimes I embellish them.
(The two following are just examples to show what a finished card would look like. I may write a scripture or a personal word for a person on the back.)
One Last Thing
To encourage you, my faithful friends, I posted this on Instagram today:
(Even little ol’ me at 4 – God had me in His thoughts.)
Just imagine…you were chosen from the foundation of the world to host the presence of a holy God, to live in such a time as this, and to do incredible things!
Think big and pray bigger!
God is speaking to your heart right now about the dreams, inspiration, and callings on your life.
This is one rainy day of seven more that are coming. The drought is definitely over in California. I have nowhere to go while the rain falls, so I’m working in my studio on new art work and different techniques; using pastels, watercolors, collage papers, foils, oil pastels, Pitt pens, spray inks, and anything I can find that grabs my imagination. I am evolving. My style and progression of all things creative are changing by the day. I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve done in the past six months, basically focusing recently on angels. There are more in the works.
Please leave a comment of what you think. Love you and have a blessed day!
I’m finding some time in my exhaustingly busy schedule to set aside “practicing” my artwork. I’m trying new techniques and mediums, and learning what works well together and what could be a tragically incompatible. Life is a learning process. We cannot expect all things to be perfect but it is in doing little things often that we acquire great skills, success, and achievement. It is a journey of trust and confidence in the One our heart loves.
What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
At times in our walk with Jesus He brings you to a place where you encounter Him at a ‘cross’road. It is a place where decisions and choices are made, especially if He is asking you to trust in His guidance without seeing beyond His words to you. Well, I am at that place, He is asking me to say goodbye. It is a goodbye to the ‘stale bread’ in my life; things that were once easy to maintain and where I had joy, though now those things don’t produce the grace they once did.
He has me on a new journey that requires faith (since it is way out of my comfort zone box) into a glorious new path filled with promise and renewal. I am excited but at the same time is really scary, I really need to be brave. I trust the One who knows me better than I know myself and His love gives me great strength. Bon voyage stale bread!
P.S. I am not saying goodbye to this blog or any artistic endeavors, only the old ways and unfruitful thinking. It is a joy to to bring you these pages with it’s encouragement and artful moments!!! It is a journey that compels me forward.
My heart cries out to know Him more deeply and intimately, to know Him in new ways that I’ve never known Him before. Isn’t that the purpose of having a relationship with the One Who saved us unto Himself? I am determined to find out more, He is a universe of wonders -our hearts should have no other purpose. Make yourself available to understand His heart and ways.
This is the original painting I did several years ago after an encounter with an angel…the angel of finance. He was pouring out anointing and prosperity onto the saints who were open to receive blessings from the Father. There was no limit to the goodness that God wanted to supply, it was only belief that His unlimited resources were also part of your destiny and use for the kingdom. Do you believe today for more than you could ever ask or think – of the pouring out of God’s riches into your life? “The blessing of the Lord makes one truly rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22