During lunch today i got to share with my assistant some of my dreams/desires...the things i know God has for me. I think of them quite often actually, but i know that right now some of those things are being matured or set into place. And that's okay with me. Because i know i haven't forgotten about my dreams nor have i placed them on a shelf because they seem to out of reach or hard to achieve. Instead I cherish them in my heart until the day God starts drawing some things forth on the table.
I guess a part of me also knows that right now i wouldnt' be able to take care of what God gives me just yet. I'm not ready for some things and then i know others just need some fine tuning.
I just want to encourage everyone to continue to dream BIG, and don't give up . Some times we just have to be patient and wait for the GOD Thing and not settle for the good thing. Don't compromise what you want most for what you want right now.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Last night I was painting with no predestined direction. I painted one simple magenta blob. Then God began speaking to me and I started to paint more blobs but they were separated from one another and at first took no obvious shape. Then He said "from these blobs make them look like a broken heart". So I painted the broken heart.
The darker spots within the heart are those pieces that are consumed and shattered with deep, intense pain. The pieces that hurt the most. The pieces that have a lighter shade of pink hovering around them are the pieces that "the heart’s owner" has allowed God to begin working on. The lighter shade of pink represents the Holy Spirit working upon what has been broken. He is able to pour into the cracks and replace the jagged edges with His love and begin mending. Those pieces of the heart that share joint spots of surrender to the Holy Spirit, have stitches where the Father has stiched healing. It’s not a bandaid which just covers up the wound, but a stitch that begins pulling the pieces back together as ONE. The broken pieces have to remember how to fit back together again.
During the whole time I was painting and God kept giving me more to include, I heard Him saying "There are many who are hurting, and broken". Psalms 147:3 came into my spirit which is what I decided to title this piece.
So through this painting I hope to encourage some of you who may be broken and hurting. The Lord can heal your hurts, and the broken pieces. BUT we have to surrender them to HIm. We can’t keep holding on to the pain, the suffering. Sometimes when we hurt badly we don’t want to give it up so easily. We want to use our pain and hurt for a reason to stay down (I speak from experience). We often want everyone to KNOW that we’re broken and hurt and we want someone to care. Guess what? GOD CARES!
Allow Him to put you back together again.
Allow Him to pour His love into the cracks and crevices.
Allow Him to bring restoration into your life.
He’s a professional at fixing/mending broken hearts.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Trying to find a sense of normalcy over the past few weeks has been what I've been searching for. God's been good and granted me peace, but I still miss my grandmother. She is forever in my heart and I know she's dancing with Jesus.
God is still good as He will ALWAYS be
and pretty soon,
my posts may get back to normalcy
but for now God continues to move within the wind.