“I will extol You, my God, O King, And I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You…Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another And shall declare Your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, And I will tell of Your greatness. They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness and will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.”
This summer has flown by! This past Monday was the first time that I have been able to really sit down, sketch and work on a painting. I have done a wee bit throughout these past 6 weeks, but there is nothing sweeter, no sweeter place than to be sitting in His Presence. He is with me at all times, including you…He is WITH you, but man this is different and how I have missed it!! It is such a special place to be. I started to look back at all the paintings that I have done, thinking about all that the Lord has done, He is SO good! I love to see Him at work.
I want to take the time today and praise Him for all HE has done through this painting ministry. This past year He has ministered, encouraged and loved on people through this ministry with countless paintings and messages to go along with them for encouragement. I have the special blessing and privilege to see Him do that and make an impact on those who receive them. I have painted 80 + paintings that the Lord has used, in just over a year. Each one holds a special meaning or story behind them. I can hear my friend in North Carolina whispering to me, “He has given you a front row seat to watch it all unfold” Wow, what an honor and privilege. It humbles me to think that He would use me in this way, takes my breath away when I think of the magnitude of His goodness, greatness and all I can do is continue praising His Name.
With all this being said, I thought it would be fun to go down memory lane and share some paintings that were created to encourage others, to glorify and honor the One who created us all to fill our lungs up and praise His Name!
Here I am once again, re-committing this painting ministry to God. The One who can speak truth, life and power into our hearts, to draw us closer to Him and become more Christ-like through His Word. It is yours, Father, I lay myself down. I want to see You do great and mighty things!
I am still doing custom orders and currently working on building up my inventory to sell. Keep an eye out for those!
Blessings and I pray that the Lord will use one of these that I share today to speak to your hearts individually. Enjoy!