Last year I bought three cute little pumpkins and painted them.
This year I let the little artists paint them. Grace and Leah picked out their colors one by one and at first I thought those colors are going to be one big murky, mess. I kept my mouth shut and let them create and not be a director, Lol!!
I am so happy I kept my mouth shut, the colors and the mixing shades turned out so pretty and it even gave me an idea!
So glad I took the picture with all the colors they used and I don't have to remember all the colors , so I can go back and create what they inspired me to do
Here are their little painted beauties! Helped them a bit with the G and the L and took Grandmother Artist liberty and put black and white polka dots, Cause Polka Dots pretty much look awesome on everything!!
I thank God not just for helping me step aside and watch Him not only guide Grace and Leah, but everyone I come in contact with and in everything I do.
How awesome God is, the Creative Artist of the Universe always beside us, watching, beyond proud of us and loving guiding us.
The other day I was reading in 1 Samuel 14 about Jonathan, the word trust just jumped out at me. Jonathan had trust raise up in him so strong saying God has promised victory, God can do it... Why not now! Why not today! Why not me!
He knew God had promised victory to the Israelite's. Jonathan also knew God wanted to work through someone to gain this victory and was willing to trust God he would use him.
It made me think.... It's not Katie that has to work with some help from God; it is God who wants to work through Katie..... That means just like Jonathan, I must boldly trust, even in directions/situations that seem absolutely absurd.
If Jonathan had not made this bold, what at the time looked crazy, stupid, wrong, seriously not the thing to even try; he would not have found this bold place of trust and victory. He did question it as he made the proposal to his amour bearer. This choice of trust was not a word from God or even a know specific direction to him from God. It was a feeling, a restlessness in his heart, one that he could not ignore. Once proposing the desire, his amour bearer spoke confidently back to Jonathan "Do all that is in your heart, I am with you all the way".
Sometimes doing what looks crazy, what others do not understand, approve of, what you cannot even explain, but it is a feeling... one you cannot ignore, all it makes you think about is "I cannot explain it, yet my heart tells me to trust". You then know you must "Do all that is in your heart" even when you may not even know what that totally is or even understand, yet you trust the Lord..... as we each make that bold and trusting step. We each learn in stepping out, we also find that strategic place of trust and victory that is our promise.