How do you look at Jesus? Do you look at Him as a Father, a Mother, a Friend, a Savior, a Teacher, or Lord of all?
The way you look at Him…that is the way He will reveal Himself to you. One can look at Him in different ways at different times. For myself, I very often look at Him as my Father, Who I now can call Dad or even Daddy.
Sometimes you can just take a glimpse at Him, but often you find yourself staring and talking to Him the whole day. Why? Because He reveals Himself to you in His love as a caring and tender Father. He desires to hold you in His warm and tender embrace. You want Him to stay with you like that forever. Well, guess what! He does!
One look at Him as your Father, and your heart melts. He becomes even more than a good earthly father who protects and loves to the point of giving his time, love, energy, and even his life for his child in spite of what his child may do to him. Well, Jesus does much more than that. He treats you as if you are His only child: there seems to be no one else in this world but you. I don’t know how that works, but I experience this all the time.
He paid for humanity’s sins on that cruel cross and wrote each and every person’s name in His Book of Life. He only erases your name from the book if, before you die, you do not acknowledge His love for you.
I am sure the father of the prodigal son paced the floor every day begging God to bring his son home. Do you think Jesus may be doing the same thing? I don’t know, but I do know He continually intercedes for us all. What an incredible comfort!
When you have not had a very good earthly father, were severely rejected, or always had to fend for yourself (as I did), you may have a hard time trusting God as your Father. You may have to work through some huge and on-going battles learning to trust God as a loving and protective Father.
Jesus sat down and was comfortable with prostitutes and tax collectors. He even defended a prostitute before a religious bunch of leaders. Will He not much more defend you, since He gave His life for you? Yes, He loves you and will be everything to you that you need Him to be. Won’t you re-give your life to Him today?
I hear Jesus say, “Come to Me. My hands are open wide to receive you as My own. I love you. Even when you have known Me, you may not really know Me as I desire you to know Me–a loving, understanding Father Who has walked in your shoes and been in your place and suffered right alongside you more than you know. If you let Me, I will work out the situations in your life so you can have peace and rest in Me. Just surrender to My love and receive.”
I painted this picture of myself as a little girl laying on the Father’s shoulder, seeking comfort, for my earthly father was seemingly never there for me.
If you are interested in receiving this blog to your inbox on a weekly basis you may sign up as you scroll down on the right panel and sign up in the oblong box located just under my picture.
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.
Pleas also check out this e-book on Amazon.com and Barns and Nobles