Have you ever felt that you were lacking something, even if it is minuscule?
The other day I walked into one of my granddaughter’s rooms. As soon as I entered the room I fell in love at first sight with a darling dollhouse she had acquired from a neighbor friend of hers. Apparently, my granddaughter felt she had been a housekeeper long enough and wanted to donate this dollhouse to me as I was still ranting and raving about it. As soon as I stepped out of her room my daughter shared the sad news that the house had already been promised to someone else.
As a child growing up I never had a real doll, let alone a doll house. However, I did have a paper doll I treasured and played with. As a grownup I just loved dolls, as you can image. I even had about 25 dolls sitting around the Christmas tree which were happily chatting with each other.
You can perhaps (or maybe not) imagine my disappointment in having to let my promised treasured dollhouse slip away to someone else.
Then, Jesus stepped into that “unfulfilled” place in my life and encouraged me to release my “dream dollhouse” and let Him fill that empty place–a place of fantasy and childlike dreams.
Then, lo and behold! One morning I woke up, opened my front door and there it was, all bright and cheerful, all by itself–the dollhouse–asking me to be its owner. The person it was assigned to did not need it, so now I am the caretaker of a great little home…“just for fun.” It has a place of honor in my studio.
There may be many things in your life you have not had the privilege of owning or experiencing, be it ever so small and seemingly unimportant to you now. Somehow you think you have grown up and that is in the past, so you stuff it into your bank of forgetfulness. The only catch is that what happened years ago, to God it is like it happened yesterday, for He
is not bound by time. Did He not say that to Him a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a day? (2 Peter 3:8)
Therefore, He remembers and keeps count of every small, big and indifferent thing that you have experienced. How awesome is that? We forget…He does not ever forget and wants to heal every pain, every bad memory and every loss, even to the smallest thing or incident. So, let Him step into the past and heal the pain. Then the past is truly past and you can go on with your life.
He created every snowflake to be different and beautiful, formed them just the way He planned. He created you. There is no duplicate of you among the trillions of people, and He loves you as His own and is acquainted with your every move and every pain.
I hear Jesus say, “I love you forever, and whatever you have been through I knew it even before it came to you. Therefore, I am your Shield and Defender. Trust Me; believe My word and I will take care of each painful detail of the past and the future. I will restore to you all that the enemy has tried to take from you. I love you.”
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Brushed by God .
This book gives a refreshing look at inspirational art ( prophetic art) exposed in church, to individuals, on the streets and in parks. The book shares many experiences on how almost any body can do prophetic art for people you love or want to reach for Christ. This book is for every one and a delight to read. See side panel for details. If you live outside the USA you need to add $5.00 extra for shipping by air.
Drawn by God
This devotional book has 52 short chapters and 176 pages. Each chapter starts with a question, has a biblical background scripture that is appropriate for the title of the chapter and then discusses the answer to that query through the eyes of the author’s vision of God. The chapter ends with a prophetic word from Jesus’ heart saying “I hear Jesus say…” Every chapter ends with a drawing by the author or an inspired artist who knows Jesus intimately.
The book will make you hungry to know more of Who God is and answers questions like, “Does He really care about the small stuff in my life? How can I give Him first place when I feel like I am losing it and I feel He does not love me anymore? Do we need conflict in our life? What about generational blessings? How far will He go with me? What about impossible situations? How do I ever attain to living a life that is bathed in God’s rest?”
The book also shares personal examples of how the author faced tremendous difficulties in her own life. How in her youth during the war in Holland they were hiding Jews right under the nose of the Nazis who occupied a castle next door. The pain she experienced in her broken youth when she felt like no-one even realized she was around. How God became her Father and her Mother when she herself was just a young mother, longing to be free from much bondage.
The book is based on spontaneous prophetic art and how God wants to speak to each one of us not only through His precious word, but through anything that comes our way
Spontaneous Prophetic art is practiced in some churches where the artist steps forward as the worship starts and asks God for a spontaneous picture for the congregation. After the worship, the artist explains the meaning of the picture and shares what she or he senses God wants to say to the people at that point in time.
Most of us have heard the maxim, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We may try a hundred word-related ways to comprehend a truth, but somehow, pictures engrave the heart. When the picture matches the words well, the reader is more deeply impacted.
Each devotional highlights an aspect of life – a challenge, a question, an irritation, a potential decision – and offers biblical truths in a practical, encouraging voice. See sight panel how to obtain this reviving book. Orders outside the USA pleas pay an extra $5 for shipping by air.
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