The world needs your beautiful imagination! What are your creative outlets? What sparks your heart to create? 🖼
The world needs your beautiful imagination! What are your creative outlets? What sparks your heart to create? 🖼
FLOWERS CAN’T PICK THEMSELves!!!!!
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”Colossians 3:12 NIV.
You are special, unique, set apart, chosen-handpicked by God to live a life that serves him and brings him glory and honor!
I’m going to let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!!!
I so very often catch myself singing Sunday school songs I sang in church as a little girl. I think deep down inside, they will always be my favorite!
The Lord woke me up around 6:30ish this morning. As I was grabbing my freshly brewed morning coffee and collecting all my devotionals for some time with him, Holy Spirit whispered very quietly, “Arise, shine, for the glory of the Lord is upon you.”
I knew this was a scripture so I pulled my bible app out to search for it. I was taken by verse 3 because today is our last summer session with the immigration ladies!!! Eeeek! I felt like he was letting me know that today his glory was going to shine so bright over us ladies that they would find joy in their sadness, His presence is going to show up and shine BRIGHT!!!!
Eeeeeeekkkkk!!! (Oh that’s my happy squeal sound by the way!!
““Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”
Isaiah 60:1-3 NIV
Where are you going today? Will you be around others that are in a dark place in their lives? Yes this even counts as your office! Your work is your mission field! Pray Isaiah 60:1-3 over yourself this morning! Ask the Lord to shine so brightly on you with his glory that others catch some joy and love radiating off you today! Be the little light we use to sing about and shine, shine, shine!!
*The picture was taking on my first morning at the beach this summer… watching the sunrise on the beach is a glorious place to be!
Lord this is your day that you have made, we will rejoice and be glad in it, do your thing Lord, do it BiG and Bright for all to see! In Jesus name I pray, amen!
God loves you! ❤️
A year ago today I journaled what Holy Spirit had told me during my prayer time.
I lay in awe tonight as I am nestled down in my warm safe cozy bed, in my comfortable cool 67 degrees home I think silently in my thoughts, not to wake my husband God your just so good, not only to me but to your children! I am reliving those feelings I felt last summer having a heart on fire and a dream to bring God’s love and heart to another through art. I had just learned a little earlier the significance of how we were created by the Creator God to create! We have his creative DNA in us as his children through his son Jesus Christ. We have permission to broadcast what he is saying over us, nations and neighbors, his people through art forms. God is so big and so vast he has endless was to bring his love down through our creative imaginations.
This truth blows me away!
I ramble because God has taken a desire of mine to create and he has allowed me to work along side him, and together we are bringing his Kingdom to Earth and it is transforming lives of others. One year ago I had no inkling of what I would be experiencing on this day, not one!
A few months ago a dear friend of mine and I met with a man who is a member of our church and who is also a Chaplin for a women’s immigration facility. Little did we know what God was going to drop into our laps that day! We thought we were meeting to go over some questions about something totally off the subject of ministry work and once we shared our hearts for bringing art into our church as a vehicle to usher in God’s presence he told us he needed to ask us if we would be willing to come and do this at his work.
I’m not sure if you get the whole picture, but God was calling two Moms who are as common as they come, to bring his word to the nations in literally our backyard with out even having to leave our home country!!!!!!!!!! 😱😱🤗
We agreed we could fit three sessions in this summer and serve around 100 woman! I believe the facility houses close to 500 at a time.
You may be wondering well what does creative worship look like? We sing, we dance, I do a live painting to a song with a hidden message that the Holy Spirit places in my heart to preform. We then have a time for a message as my friend shares God’s father’s heart and that we are his daughters, and she goes over salvation and has a moment where the woman can receive Jesus as their savior. It’s absolutely the most beautiful thing! Then we show them that we can also worship through art and we allow them to have fun painting on a 8 by 10 canvas! This summer we focused on Daughter of a King so it was fitting they would paint crowns decorated with beautiful exotic jewels!
It’s such a blessing to be there with them and be able to just have that time together to remind them that even in the darkest times God still sees them, loves them, and still has a good plan for their lives!
Today is special because we were asked to come back after our last session and present our creative worship to the whole group of women!! 😱😱 God has taken a little and expanded our horizons to reach more women there! For this I’m forever grateful and excited!!
I share this with the world because if your still reading this I want you to know dear friend that God wants to do so much through you! He has an agenda and it’s that no man shall perish! We are the light of the world, we are a city on a hill, and this dark world is craving the salt and the light which is Christ Jesus in us. Just say, “Yes God I will go! Yes I want to partner with you for your kingdom”, and then sit back and with faith and obedience listen and watch where he takes you. He will not disappoint, because his word never fails! Just like he told me a year ago;”don’t despair, I have gone before you to make a path, trust in me!”
What passions has God placed within you? Are you surrendering that passion to him and asking him to send you to make away to share it for his glory? It’s never too late to get get started!
“He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Luke 10:2 NIV
So were you!
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
Psalms 100:1-5 ESV
Today seems like a good day to blog! I’m overwhelmed that my blog is still receiving traffic. I have noticed most visitors stop by for my doxycycline post or my women shouldn’t talk back to their husbands post. I find this interesting.
I feel like as a child of God I have stepped into my purpose and I have been allowing the Holy Spirit to guide my steps. There is so much freedom in knowing who’s your are and the revelation of this truth and the revelation of your true identity can catapult you into your Devine destiny.
I feel the most free when I am in worship to God our Heavenly Father. I begin my worship journey a few years ago when I dabbled into worship painting, this year I have collected another arrow for my belt so to speak and it’s the act of worship dancing.
When I am dancing In the spirit I am using my whole body to worship our Lord. It’s so joyful and fun! Sometimes it flows so peaceful and gentle, sometimes it comes out violently suppose like David how he danced violently before the Lord, and sometimes it even comes out kinda hip hop! It’s just fun and the faucets of the form are endless because I am in worship to a God the creator who never runs out of new creative ways to worship him.
Worship dance can also be used as a prophetic tool to release healing.
“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.”
John 4:23 ESV
What are you waiting for? We serve a mighty God who is so worthy of all our praise!! Crank up the worship songs and dance before the Lord! 🕊💃🏼🎉👑👏🏻💃🏼👸🏻🙌🏻✝️
We wage war with an enemy who is very cleaver at his demises and we, in our lack of faith and trust, forget how much bigger our God is, and how much love he has for us. Life isn’t easy, it’s messy. Weather we make the wrong choices and have to suffer or own consequences or are on the receiving end of another’s bad choices sometimes life feels scary, sad, angry, impatient and defeated.
Maybe it’s a phone call you never expected, an illness, a strong willed child, a wrecked relationship.
I don’t know what your facing that has you isolated from God, from yourself, and from others, but I just wanted to give you hope and remind you that.. in the midst of our greatest to even the tiniest fears you have to face the God you know and have faith he is going to keep you from going under!
I painted this picture to remind myself that no matter how fierce the storm is raging my tree of life (my true identity) is rooted in my Father’s love and it’s enough to sustain me from hail, 80 m/p/h winds, and torrential down pours. His love saves me and his love saves you!
Lyrics from Casting Crowns- Oh My Soul ❤️<<<<
I’m pretty obsessed with painting under a black light. I Just wanted to share some of my latest glow art paintings. I made this one for my Son. I have shared this scripture with him since he was teeny tiny.
I am using neon colored acrylic paint that I purchased at Michaels. These are all painted on canvas.
If you like what you see, I post my creative side on my Instagram @absorbing_grace. ❤️<<
I believe the power of prophetic art ministered by the Holy Spirit can break a strong hold.
I know you are in pain and you are suffering. You feel like you are slowly disappearing into the air. You feel unimportant, unnoticed, unacceptable, unloved, and unseen, but God sees you. Except he sees you through his lens of Truth. Truth is you are this amazing, wonderful, talented, gifted, lovable, caring, fun to be around, beautiful person he has created you to be.
You can’t see the beauty because you are so blinded by the rejection and the deception. You are not even close to what you have been thinking you are lately. It’s time to be healed from those damaging thoughts.
The Lord is ready and waiting to heal you and make your mind and your personality whole again. He is ready to heal you of that depression, all you have to do is ask him to heal you and you shall be healed.
❤️Psalms 30:2 LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.
Rejection masks itself as proud and strong but honestly it makes us weak, fearful, and vulnerable to letting others take advantage of us or hurt us. We then push away opportunities to love and be loved by others. We feel all alone and unwanted and ashamed.
Jesus is the healer of our hearts, our pains, our rejections. Today he is saying release the rejection and hurt into my hands, and I will give you a new heart that isn’t afraid to love anymore. He loves you and is waiting on you to love him. It’s time to do some landscaping! ❤