May 8 2017

Where in the World

 To the Other Side of the World

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*.

Postcards

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.


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Posted May 8, 2017 by Deborah Ruge in category "Art", "Encouragement

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