Have you ever experienced a time when you asked God to fill you deeply with His love and you began to experience all kinds of difficulties in your life?
Three of my friends and I decided to make a commitment in our lives; we would hold each other accountable to ask the Lord each day for a period of six months to help us love Him with intensity of mind, heart and soul. We would ask the Lord to fill us with a love that is beyond ourselves, like Mary of Bethany. She possessed a love that caused her to produce a sweet affection in the heart of her Lord Who blessed her with the most tender words ever spoken over a saint. Mathew 26:13 “I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman’s deed will be remembered and discussed.””(NLT)
Oh, how precious He has been to answer my request of a deeper love for Him, but not without Him bringing up some hidden stuff I had carried around since childhood. He showed me that wherever I allow Him to flood me with His love He would surface the darkness, for His love is the Light that shines on each flaw that gets in our way and His. When He shocks us with the truth of the “where’s and why’s” of hidden sin in our heart, we have no other choice but to surrender our rights to that stronghold.
If we try to prove to Him how much we love Him, it is a sure sign we do not have the foggiest idea about His love. When we are filled with His love we do things spontaneously and straight from the heart in a way that is fresh and rejuvenating, because the love comes from the fountain of the Holy Spirit Who waters our dry and thirsty hearts.
Tribulation and trials are never a noble thing, and be what they may–exhausting, galling and fatiguing–they will never separate us from the love of God.
Decide to never let those things draw you away from God; instead, let them draw you closer to His love for you. Romans 8:35:“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”
Sometimes we need to dig deep into the soil of His love and our trust in Him, but when we do, we will find many surprising treasures, as depicted here by Maggie Scott, a 16-year- old artist.
I hear Jesus sayus say: “You are Mine and no one is able to touch you as you stay close to Me. My love for you is more than what the world can ever offer. Accept My love by faith. Dig deep into My treasure chest of love and you will find Me there. What I have, I will bestow on you in abundance.”
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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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