woensdag 20 februari 2013

WAW: 'Let my heart be sound'

Hi sweet readers and beloved child of God,

Thanks for tuning in on this lovely Wednesday that we celebrate our Lord and Savior through beautiful word-art scriptures. Go to the Word Art Wednesday blog to see what the other ladies of the DT made. They are so talented and devoted to make art to the glory of the Lord, every week. 

This Wednesday we have a scripture from my most favorite bible book: the Psalms. 

Lately (as you could see the past few weeks) I am in a drawing mood. I really want to get better in my drawing skills. Well, skills, I really need to learn a lot. I took some books from the library and start to 'copy' draw the images in that book, which shows step by step how to draw things. This lady is also a 'copy' on how to draw a woman's face. I love to take my pencil, eraser and my moment of complete silence to just draw and draw, and to erase (so often ;)  ) and to see how things work out, or not. 
I really love the silence in which I try to draw. And to be in silent is so difficult for me. I always feel like I have to be busy all the time. So it's a life long challenge for me, I guess, to really sit and be quiet for a moment. So I hope my urge to draw is something that helps me to be in peace with myself and my need to be still and silent. 

What I wanted to illustrate with this drawing is that when we keep our heads lifted up to the sky and ask God to help us, in what ever we need, that we will never be ashamed. We get so easily distracted with the world around us, and the devil is trying so hard to get us out of focus from God. But remember, God is a very patient God. He knows our hearts, He knows our deepest secrets and wishes and desires. Even when we don't even realize we have them, God already knows. So just pour your heart out before God and know that He will never forsake you or let you get ashamed. Don't mind what the world thinks of you. But do so mind what God thinks of you.

I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, and so often I thought I could do it all on my own. But I want to be like the woman I've drawn..... To keep my head held high, and enjoy Gods love and blessings. And also embrace the tough moments. I've been through so many tough moments throughout my life. Those moments made me to be what I am now. So I never became ashamed. Thank you God!

Feel free to leave a comment. And if you want me to pray for you, please let me know.

God loves you!


woensdag 13 februari 2013

WAW: Beloved

Hi there, readers from all over the world.

What a lovely day we have gotten from our Lord. And we are His beloved child. He loves us so much! Please try to remember that every day. No matter your circumstances. God is able to do so much more than we can imagine or think about. We all get in touch with (some) trying times in our lives. Some people seem to get some more then others. But God is with every single one of us. Because we are His BELOVED child. Only when we really implement that in our lives, we begin to understand His great love for us. And then we don't have to worry anymore. Worrying robs us from the life God has planned for us. 

I am a big (!) example of that. Not that I live the life fully to what God has planned me to be, but I am getting there, you know. I was a full time worrier. My mind seems to live a life of  it's own. I worried about all kinds of things. What if this happens, and what if that happens. And what can I do when this situation comes and I can't..... well, just fill in the blanks. I hope you get a little bit of the idea what I mean.
But then I came to a point that I really hit rock bottom; the only thing I could do was to completely give my life to God. To really say: "God, I can't do it on my own any more. Here is my life. Will You take it and reign over my life? Will You make it new again? Will You take over?"
And so God did. He was my ROCK at the bottom. And I am still on a road which I don't know where it leads. But from that day on, I stopped worrying so much. My brain got it's rest it needed. 
When you would say a few years ago that I was able to not worry anymore (and I mean that overwhelming worrying which leads nowhere)  I would say: "Yeah right.... keep on dreaming".
But you know.....I really am free of that no-sense-making worrying. Wow, what a relief that is! And I think I can say I am healed of that worrying. Thanks to God!

So here't this weeks Word Art.

This week I have a drawn image on watercolor paper and I tried to make a bird on a branch in water color paint. I took some books about drawing out of the library and I want to get in touch with my drawing skills. So I think from this week I get to draw some more and I think there will be some more drawn images for WAW. No video this week, because I am not secure enough to videotape my attempt to draw. But who knows in the future I will. 

Have a blessed day. And when life overwhelms you right now, please remember that God is in control! He loves you so much and knows what you are going through, sweet child of God!
If you want me to pray for you, please feel free to contact me. 

God loves you and so do I


woensdag 6 februari 2013

Hey sweet readers,

Here's another Word Art Wednesday post.  It is going to be a very short one, because yesterday I got a kids finger in my eye. No big deal, I thought. But the pain stayed after rinsing it out with water. And when I got home in the evening, I called the doctors office and I should get my eye checked at the ER. 
Conclusion: a scrape on my eye. Which causes pain and blurred vision. I got some creme and an eyepatch. But after tonight, the pain is still there. So I have to go to my doctor in half an hour. 

Ok, I would explain why it is going to be a short post. It's hard typing with one eye open. So from this point I will show you the scripture, my art and my video.

Hope you enjoy it. And if you want to pray for me, I would be so grateful.