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"