Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Building Foundation

This piece was inspired by an urging of the Holy Spirit. I was inspired to bring my markers and journal to Church on Sunday and this is what I drew during the service.  (Normally I would not be able to do this as the seating at Church doesn't really allow for me to journal during Church, but this Sunday morning God prepared a place just for me!  Our Church is in a highschool gym, as I walked in that morning I looked to my right and was so blessed to see two leather pieces of furniture, one being a big leather chair with plenty of room for my supplies and the best thing was that it was off in a corner so that no-one would really notice me journaling ~  God is so good!
Lately God has been pressing on me the importance of prayer; for our children, for our spouses, for ourselves, for our homes, churches, work places, cities, and Country...  I picked up this book on my Kobo called "The Veritas Conflict" and this book literally brought me to my knees in prayer praying for my teenagers.  It describes in great detail what happens all around us as we pray, a Spiritual battle that we cannot see but that we are VERY much a part of.  The vision I had for this piece was in seeing people praying for each other and being on fire in the Holy Spirit, being surrounded and enveloped, protected and made stronger as they prayed.  Their words were building a strong and solid foundation in God.  This vision came to life in me as our Youth Pastor called the Columbia Missions Team to the front of the Church for prayer and a young teen prayed over them. 
I love, love, love it when God speaks to me in images and allows so graciously for me to develop the vision onto paper.  I love being close to God as I put color on the page.  I cannot express enough the delight I have in this process. 
So, keep praying peoples because great and mighty things are happening for the Kingdom, be encouraged.

Big hugs and many blessings my dear friends.



LuLu said...

You're lucky to have a space to work at church.

I'm under the weather this week for WOYWW - I'm just popping by for a quick peek.

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2!


Ophelia said...

Oh what an awesome post!!! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! Great journal!! What a blessing your message is!!!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Oooooo.... This is an lovely place to visit. And when I read those words in your first sentence about you being urged by the Holy Spirit, I knew I was in the right place!

Which by the way, this is my first time visit. I googled art journaling and there you were!

I've never 'art' journaled before but have been inspired by another blogging friend, and so I decided to see how and what it's all about.

My heart has been longing for something new and creative.... perhaps this is what I've been looking for!

I look forward to future visits and to sharing more of the journey with you.

Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places..........