Hey blog Friends, I have been working on a
series of watercolor paintings I am calling
Seeds, Petals and Scripture.
Over the next few weeks or months
I will share 1 0r 2 each new post.
Some I have probably posted before.
I began these paintings because I started to think about how God
plants seeds in our souls...
seeds of hope...
seeds of healing,
seeds of dreams.
and so on......
It is about a process or a purpose , a planting, a nourishing and in the end
it's about a beautiful
Original Watercolor Titled, "Field of Blooms"
In this watercolor you will see small specks of paint from a technique called
spattering, this represents the seeds all arround us.
The blue sky represent the need for sunshine and a savior, Jesus.
The blooms reprsent the the spirit within blooming when it filled with the Holy Spirit.
Paul sowed seeds of God's words to the people of Israel,
Seeds of Hope, Seeds of Trust...
"I pray that the God who gives hope will fill
you with much joy and peace while you trust in him
Then your hope will overflow by the power
of the Holy Spirit."
Another stroke of the brush
Soooo whats next?
How will you use me?
Where will you use me?
Are ya gonna use me?
Because I know you don't truly need little old me,
a stay at home mother of 4,
with a desire to paint and serve you!
I"m just a needle in a hay stack of believers.
What can you possible use me for!
One quite voice...
One mere mortal...
The Big Question???
Why have you placed this nagging desire within me?
Only to make it so hard to figure out the next step...
could you just call me up and say,
Hey, Deborah... Here is what I want you to do...
I am trying to be Patient.......
As I sit here looking out my window I can only see
a couple 100 feet or so...
It is super foggy here.
And that is exactly how I am
One step at a time, without seeing past the
fog...Is that the message?
A message of trust.
Because even though it is foggy I
do know whats out there in that
field just past the fog.
I have seen it on a million sunny days,
(okay maybe not a million)
I trust it is still there beyond the fog.
I do know this, God is also
Just like he has been a million
He has given me more than enough...
More than enough signs,
More than enough answered prayers,
More than enough blessing.
More than enough Holy Spirit moments...
Moments when I truly know
without a doubt
Jesus is right beside me,
right within me...
A tingling, a warmth and a indescribable moment
when I can truly feel his presence.
A persistent feeling I am right where he needs
me and saying just the right thing to someone
who needs to hear just the right thing...
And thinking Hey,
Where did that come from?
There have been times in my life when I trusted no one.
I have experience deceit and lies, times when
what I believe to be truth was not.
But, the truth in my experience does always
reveal its self in time.
And whether we choose to believe it
or not trust surrounds us everyday,
even when we don't think we are capable of trusting
We trust the other drivers to stay on their side of the road,
We trust the time on your watch or cell phone.
We trust the can of soup we are about to open
is safe to eat.
And I trust God does have a plan and a purpose for me.
And a purpose for each and everyone of us.
So I will wait and trust without seeing what is
waiting for me on the other side of the fog.
May you also trust God,
with your doubts,
and all your worries.
At the foot of the cross we are all equally loved.