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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thankful God Knows Me Journal Spread



This week has been a strange one... I was tested and I think I came out okay (with a lot of prayer). There was a confrontation at work and anyone who knows me knows that I am the LEAST confrontational person on the planet! It came completely out of the blue and threw me off guard ~ God helped strengthen me as He always does when I go to Him in prayer. I cannot tell you enough of how blessed I feel to serve such an amazing God.

This journal spread came this past week as I was thinking about the orchestration of events that are falling into place for me to teach at a Women's Shelter here in Calgary. Let me tell you the whole story...

Two Saturday nights ago I was anxiously lying in bed feeling very frustrated staring up at my art shelves, looking at all my supplies. I was mad at myself because lately it has felt as though I am taking advantage of the gifts that God had given me, not using them for His good and perfect purpose. With tears flowing I began to pray crying out to God for Him to relieve me of my gifts if I am not using them for Him. I asked that He take them away if I am just wasting them. I then asked, if they have been given to me for His good purpose then confirm them in me, let me know so that I can serve Him. I prayed for a long time and went to sleep feeling a little uneasy not knowing what God had planned for me.

The next day I went to Church and there was a prayer call for anyone needing prayer. After humming and hawing... I went up to the front. I wanted prayer to ask God what His plans were for me and to show me what to do. Waiting my turn I bowed my head expecting one of the pastors to come up to me. Instead, one of the pastors wives came up to me and began praying. Her words hit me like lightening and my body instantly began to tremble... she said something in regards to ,'God, this lady has a gift and she needs to use it for You...' Right then I knew that God was confirming His gifts in me.

That afternoon this lady called me and I went over to her house the next day where things were set in motion for me to teach the women Healing Art Journaling at the Women's Shelter where she works.

I am so in love with my GOD! He wants to give me all the desires of my heart, and my desires are His desires. My desire is to comfort those in need with the same comfort Jesus once showed me when I was in the darkest period of my life (read 2 Corinthians 1:3-4). Now, it's my turn to give back. Thank you God for this amazing opportunity to serve you.

Did you know that God wants to give you ALL the desires of your heart too? Ask Him and you will see!

Happy Creating everyone, with many hugs and blessings!


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14 comments:

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Kelly! I love that you look to do good, in everything that you do, in all that you are....and with your god given creative talents!

Have a wonderful day! Be inspired! Be happy, and spread your joy!

ciao bella!

Creative Carmelina

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Oooooooo....love the new yummy background on your blog! What a lovely journal spread! Thanks for letting me know about the pics not showing on Ro's interview. I'll have to see if anyone else is havintg the same problem. ( I really like the new flicker photostream on your sidebar, too!)
Many hugs! Ang

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Lovely journal page Kelly. It is true that all we have to do is ask then surrender the outcome. The right answer always comes if we let divine guidance show us the way
Lee:)

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful post! Isn't the power of prayer awesome! Our God is and Awesome God! You are amazing!

Aunt LeeLee's Blog said...

Amen!

Carol Pettiford-Jones said...

Thanks Kelly for sharing your intimacy with God. Your story reminds me of when He sent me to the San Diego Rescue Mission to teach the abused, addicted, homeless and wounded spirits there. I know your journey will be a rewarding and blessed one. I was there for six years and I often told my husband that I think I was blessed more than the blessings I gave. Go receive your blessings.

Dawn said...

What a blessing you will be to these dear woman at the shelter. God is going to use your gifts to do amazing things!

rachel awes said...

my palms face up
beside
beautiful you.

Minnie Kitchen said...

nice to meet your blog! you are a very talented artist!

Martha Lever said...

This is such an uplifting post, Kelly. God is so faithful when we com to Him in prayer! Let us know how it all goes!!! I know it was be a blessing!

Donna said...

Kelly..you are just the most amazing artist! I can't get over your work!! Both the photo above and the piece just before this post are astonishing!! Wow..they sure do inspire me. :o)

That piece where the dead woman comes to life is profound!
Blessings,
Donna :o)

Donna said...

Kelly..I've had many tearful conversations about my music and song writing with the Lord. It's been more along the lines of..what's the use of writing music if no one ever hear's it. I think I'm having to learn patience. :O)

In his time. :O)

Emakesart said...

Kelly...WOW!! This totally made me cry. How beautiful and inspiring!! wow. Thank you Lord!!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

That is an exciting story! But I would never ask God to take away my gifts! I keep asking Him for more! All He asks is we keep ourselves available. Nice to meet you Kelly! Patsy from
HeARTworks