Tuesday, March 9, 2010

More Than Enough, New Beginnings... Seeds, Petals and Scripture

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 
BLOOM!
 Our Spirits!

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...
Romans 15:13
"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

Okay, God...
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 believer...
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 Pause..........
I Pray...........
 I am trying to be Patient.......

Directions please...
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
Feeling.
Foggy
Frustrated
 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
there...
Just like he has been a million
times before...
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?
NOT ME!!!
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,
your fears,
and all your worries.
At the foot of the cross we are all equally loved.
















10 comments:

Mary said...

I'm right there with you, wanting to know God's next step for me too!

Beautiful watercolor!!

Blessings!

Prudence said...

Can't wait to see all the watercolors in this series. I feel the same way, I know this is a God given desire to create and what? sell? give away? what? I will do it LOrd just send me an e-mail!!! or a blog comment, ha ha!
Prudence

T's Daily Treasures said...

You are so talented. Your watercolors so brilliant and beautiful! Keep doing what you are doing! You are right where you need to be right now. Many blessings, Tammy

Jill said...

Goodness!!!! What an amazing talent you have been given!!! God has richly Blessed you! Thank you so much for stopping by so I could find your lovely blog!!- you have inspired me to pick-up my paintbrush today!! LOOOOVE the "seeds" painting!
Have a wonderful day!
Many Blessings!
Jill

Edie said...

Wonderful thoughts Deborah! The fog frustrates me too. So thankful He is still there even in the fog.

I just responded to your email.

Rich blessings!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I love your watercolor Deborah! It is beautiful.

Hey, I tried to grab your button but it would not let me copy the code. Let me know when you get it going and I will copy and paste it to my blog.

Lee Ann

deborahspalette said...

Thanks for all the beautiful comments. I smile :)and my spirits are lifted! May the light of Jesus shine on each and everyone of you.
HE IS faithful to those who serve him. Many Blessing Deborah

peggy said...

great post, and it really spoke to me because i started my blog with the thought that I could sow seeds around the world even from my bedroom when i was wondering what else i could do for God. and finding the answer to that question about what He wants us to do, and trusting Him in the fog is all part of our journey. God bless you!

Joy said...

Wonderful thoughts, Deborah. I've often thought the same thing, that if God could just appear and tell me exactly what to do, which choice to choose, which direction to go... if only he would stand right in front of me and give me clear direction! I haven't stopped by here in awhile, but the last time I was here, you were very busy and your boss was asking you to choose between your job at school and something else. I don't know what you decided to do--- you were doing wall murals, and your husband told you to just 'go for it' with your art, I believe. You are very talented with your art. God gave you that talent, so it's obvious that you should use it to bless others, and I think it appears that that is what you are doing! Beautiful colors in your work. I like the birds and the fountain.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Deborah, I just wanted to tell you that I put you button on my blog sidebar.

I understand what you are going through as you wait on God patiently for his direction in what steps to take next. It is so difficult to wait and wait. Believe me, I am in this same place.

Lee Ann

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