So much seem to be going on.. These last few days have been a blur! Tonight I sat and doodled after a day that seemed like a Marathon. No tv, no painting, creating, thinking... Drawing/Doodling just because it was comforting ~~~ mindless, lol!
Here are a few:
Love this pictures! Matt Pitt speaking at Bethel Harvest and the gentleman with His arms in the air is our youth pastor Shane McCoy. Saw at that moment no one else had their arms up, but saw Shane's arms up and Matt standing there in between his arms, a prophetic moment just hit me... seeing more than what my natural eyes saw..
But Principled people hold tight, keep a firm grip on life, sure that their clean, pure hands will get stronger and stronger!
Many months ago Shane and I shared how God was speaking to us about... "one". How the Lord spoke to me was with my artwork. He wanted me to get past natural thinking with it. I could draw a piece and sell it to thousands, but if I did it my way and I missed the "one" it was intended for....... It was not a Kingdom success, only a marketing one. Yet, If I follow all God directs me to and I choose His way, not mine, keeping that "firm grip on life" and create the art just for that "one" who the art was designed to receive it... I then am a Kingdom success, even though in the marketing world there would be no success, because it would never be seen.
For this moment to be captured by my iphone camera, there were many people before and around us to say "not my will Lord, but yours". This question we each have to ask ourselves everyday, am I going to do this God's way or my way. Do I seek for myself or do I die to my wants, feelings. Do I stand for myself or do I stand in the gap.
I need someone to mediate between God and me, as a person mediates between friends.
I love how this picture speaks volumes. I see a man speaking who everyday wakes up and says "Your will Lord", I see another man standing in the crowd who wakes every everyday and says "Your will Lord" and I know the one taking the picture wakes everyday and says "your will Lord". So one speaks, another reaches out to receive to open more doors and another capturing this moment in time to encourage all who would read, to receive and to chose... "not my will, but yours"
Trying to decide what to do next with this art piece, every time I look at it I hear, thank God redeemed.
You may or may not have heard Big Daddy Weave sing Redeemed, listen to the words and let it strengthen you today!
I love to doodle, I guess it is my hobby. Some people read, play golf, exercise, needlepoint, but for me it is sitting and doodling. I have drawn my doodles in places that people look and wonder is she really drawing now, but I hear things or see things and I just start drawing.
I know they are not great pieces of art, I misspell words, draw on top of other doodles and messy is an understatement, but I love everything about them. I also love going back and looking at them. Whenever I need an idea or inspiration, I can look in my journal and it never fails something always comes!
I also love picking out a place or symbol on my marker and painted pieces I have done and take just a picture of one element. Sometimes when you are looking at a large piece, you miss the detail and beauty of one area, I love highlighting those too!
So, I am sharing on this blog my doodles and from time to time I will add more, I thought as much time as I spend doodling why not share them, maybe they will bring a smile, encourage or maybe others will like looking at them as much as I like drawing them!
My birthday was a little over a week ago and one of my gifts from my husband was a small journal. He got it for me to do all my doodles in. Before I literally did them in my regular journal. I Really didn't think I would like drawing in a journal with only doodles, I was wrong. I Love it! I also love opening it and having all those little scribbles/doodles to speak and inspire me! I also write verses in there so when I do get "inspired" I have a verse that will fit the drawing.
Now I find myself matching a drawing from one page, with a verse from another page. A process before searching and searching my other journal took forever!!
That seems to be the path of learning for me right now, New Perspective. Not huge shifts, just taking a moment to see things different.
One day in prayer I was led to stand in the far corner in our den. I was impressed that the Lord was whispering what do you see? I thought the den!?!? He asked again, knowing since the question came again, my first answer was not what He was trying to get me to see. I thought and said well a different angle than I normally see, He said yes... A New Perspective, same room. This is how I want you to pray... Show me where I am, what I am doing and how I am thinking with New Perspective.
It has been very interesting, sometimes awkward, yet I am learning things that have always been there, new wisdom and a new journal that makes my inspiration and flow even better.
God is not out to make me awkward or uncomfortable, but He is all into me changing, growing and becoming more like him, but I Must be willing to TRUST Him in all Things. All.... and because I am human it is going to feel awkward and uncomfortable! Yet, the latter choice of being comfortable, not changing, not growing... Stuck in a place I believe I "know" or I already "heard or saw" is not what I want either!
So I welcome New Prospective and cling to all He has for me.... Trust.
Seek Him for your New Persective.
Here are just a couple of doodles from my new journal.