Have you ever tried to figure out God?
I have attempted, and most of the time, actually, all of the time, I failed miserably. It almost is like trying to figure out your spouse. Sometimes you guess it right, other times not even close; even after 47 years of marriage you’d think one would have a higher score. Nope, “ain’t happenin.”
Sometimes when you ask God the reason why a certain thing is happening, in His mercy He lets you know that He has and is the solution. Then without a shadow of a doubt you know He has spoken. But then… you begin to question how He is going to solve your problem. You guessed it! He does it His way and it is always better than we could have planned.
Many times He shows you in the smallest details that He knows your favorite color, the size of your dress, which flowers you love that He created and where He wants you to go on vacation. And that is what makes Him such an enormously big God. Don’t you just love Him for that? And can you imagine, He knows each need of every person in the world?
On the other hand, sometimes He seems so far away when we so desperately need to hear from Him and see Him work… He is nowhere to be found. It feels like the sky has pulled its blanket right over you and you can barely breathe. It feels like you are in a pit of despair. You hear the enemy whisper, “Where is your God now?” What do you do then?
Do not even assume that because you are going through darkness that you are out of the will of God. These trials may cause you to feel weak and insecure but God intends for you to be weak and insecure in yourself. Our trials are meant for us to cling to nothing else but Him.
My friend, keep standing and trusting even though you cannot see Him move. Job said, “When He has tested me I shall come forth like gold.”
There will come a time that you will rise again to climb the highest mountain and see His sun rise again. Your strength will be renewed like a lion: you will roar with laughter at the works of the enemy. With the sword in your hand you will defeat every foe and you will be called to walk into what He has called you to achieve.
I hear Jesus say, “This is your time of preparation. If you endure, you will rise with Me to be a giant killer. You will climb the highest mountain and defeat not only your own giants but kill the giants that are destroying the nations around you.”
Watercolor by Marietta Wright
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Brushed by God .
This book gives a refreshing look at inspirational art ( prophetic art) exposed in church, to individuals, on the streets and in parks. The book shares many experiences on how almost any body can do prophetic art for people you love or want to reach for Christ. This book is for every one and a delight to read. See side panel for details. If you live outside the USA you need to add $5.00 extra for shipping by air.
Drawn by God
This devotional book has 52 short chapters and 176 pages. Each chapter starts with a question, has a biblical background scripture that is appropriate for the title of the chapter and then discusses the answer to that query through the eyes of the author’s vision of God. The chapter ends with a prophetic word from Jesus’ heart saying “I hear Jesus say…” Every chapter ends with a drawing by the author or an inspired artist who knows Jesus intimately.
The book will make you hungry to know more of Who God is and answers questions like, “Does He really care about the small stuff in my life? How can I give Him first place when I feel like I am losing it and I feel He does not love me anymore? Do we need conflict in our life? What about generational blessings? How far will He go with me? What about impossible situations? How do I ever attain to living a life that is bathed in God’s rest?”
The book also shares personal examples of how the author faced tremendous difficulties in her own life. How in her youth during the war in Holland they were hiding Jews right under the nose of the Nazis who occupied a castle next door. The pain she experienced in her broken youth when she felt like no-one even realized she was around. How God became her Father and her Mother when she herself was just a young mother, longing to be free from much bondage.
The book is based on spontaneous prophetic art and how God wants to speak to each one of us not only through His precious word, but through anything that comes our way
Spontaneous Prophetic art is practiced in some churches where the artist steps forward as the worship starts and asks God for a spontaneous picture for the congregation. After the worship, the artist explains the meaning of the picture and shares what she or he senses God wants to say to the people at that point in time.
Most of us have heard the maxim, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We may try a hundred word-related ways to comprehend a truth, but somehow, pictures engrave the heart. When the picture matches the words well, the reader is more deeply impacted.
Each devotional highlights an aspect of life – a challenge, a question, an irritation, a potential decision – and offers biblical truths in a practical, encouraging voice. See sight panel how to obtain this reviving book. Orders outside the USA pleas pay an extra $5 for shipping by air.
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