Are you one of those people who just has to know the reason why God does what He does in your life and in the lives of others?
Does it seem like you are driven by an unknown force, for you just must know why things happen?
I often have to struggle with trying to figure things out or why they happen, and what does God say about it, for if He knows, I must know also. After all… He won’t leave us in the dark will He?
I am afraid He does leave us in the dark when He decides, and there is nothing you or I can do about it.
In times like these we have two choices. One, we can keep on asking and asking or two; we surrender and give up with disgust in our hearts. We may ask Him about a situation a zillion times and still we come up with “ziltz or “nada”. God seems far away, but yet in our hearts we know He heard our cry before we even uttered it. So, what is up with the silence on God’s part?
In the old Living Bible you read;” I have always told you plainly what would happen, so that you could clearly understand.” In other words, if He does not clearly tell you about what is to happen, you have no business to keep on asking Him, for He will tell you when He deems it necessary. When we see no answer to our questions we just need to say:” It is in your hands, I will trust You”, period, end of story.
Has He not said:” I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go: I will guide you with My eye”? (Psalm 42:8) If He does not show you which way to go, just sit still until He moves and then you can follow.
When we come to the decision that He is the first to move your behalf, the waves of peace come over us and we can relax and breath in His stillness. Through this process He makes you a sharp arrow in His hand, and a light to the world around you, for He can trust you to be led by His Spirit alone and not by your circumstances.
I hear Jesus say:” I have called you to be a light to the nations around you. You are My sharp instrument and I have fine tuned you to shine My light into the unknown places. Places where people are crying out for Truth and freedom. Do not question my ways, just follow even if you do not get the answers for your needs. Just follow, for I will clearly lead you when you have set your preconceived ideas aside and when you are still enough mto hear My voice speak to you in the dark.”
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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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