For the 13 weekly posts in which I shared my testimony with many personal details (Weeks 20-32) I had created some rather dark art pieces, to match the darkness of what was taking place in my life during that timeframe. As I neared the end what I felt prompted to share as “my story”, I wanted to create a new piece – a victory piece. I can’t tell you how many versions I tried … probably nine or ten … none of them conveyed what I wanted to convey. After another failed attempt over the weekend, I was getting discouraged.
And then Sunday night, I got another idea. I actually got out of bed and sketched it out before I forgot. In the morning, I wet my paints and started framing it out. Later in the afternoon, I did a little more. By the following evening, I thought I messed it up and almost tossed it … even began working on a second piece … but a little voice said “keep going” and so I painted a little more and set it aside to see how it looked in the morning. Surprisingly, it looked far better than I expected so I kept going …
(there’s a lesson in here)
… and much to my surprise, what looked like such a mess “in the moment” actually dried into something quite lovely.
Would you do me a favor? In your minds eye, would you change the image of Miss Hope so that it is instead YOU who are kneeling down on the plateau … YOU robed in purple, YOU encircled by the Breath of Heaven.
“He said, “Prophesy to the bones. Tell these dry bones to listen to the word of the LORD. Tell them that I, the Sovereign LORD, am saying to them: I am going to put breath into you and bring you back to life.”” ~Ezekiel 37:4-5 (GNT)
“Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”” ~John 20:22
What do you hear the Spirit say to you? Is He speaking to you through the remembrance of certain Scriptures? What loving words is your Heavenly Father speaking to you, over you?
Please share in the comment section what you heard and let it not only be an encouragement for you today, but let God encourage others through you.
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3 thoughts on “2018: A Year For Hope (Week 33)”
I did like you asked and saw myself robed in His righteousness. Brought ears to my eyes to think it could be me! It’s what I needed with the writing of my own story as you have inspired me to do! God bless you!
It IS you, Amy! Don’t let the enemy steal that from you just because you still have some messy spots. I have messy spots too, and yet He has given us His Robe in exchange for our rags. Big hugs!!
Thank you! I appreciate you!
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