Do you ever feel like you are losing spiritual ground even though you know that you are in the will of God? It’s a scary feeling!
The great news is that when you know you are in God’s will, you can be in prison and still be successful. You may have the disappointments of a lifetime in your pilgrimage or ministry, have people misunderstand you and write you off, but you can still be successful in your heart, if loving Him and being loved by Him are your primary rewards. Nothing, absolutely nothing else matters, no matter how high the waves and how deep the pit–God is greater!
King David experienced a three-year famine during his reign, but he hung on to God and did not lose faith. Instead, he prayed intensely, asking God if there was a reason why they were experiencing this trial.
The famine made David cling closer to God, for he never lost ground. The God of Israel revealed the root issue of the famine, which was an injustice King Saul had committed toward some innocent people. David rectified the situation, but never blamed the former king, nor judged him. David just made it right, and God lifted the famine.
FOLLOWING is a picture of a person that is pushing a heavy load uphill. He never loses ground, but keeps on pushing his load until he gets to the top. A hand is holding him and giving him the strength to go on and finish the task. I hear Jesus say, “Do not let the size of the task tempt you into giving up. Keep trusting, and keep going on, whether or not there is anybody to help you. My loving and strong arm is there to uphold you to complete the task ahead.
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You may also enjoy my book 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.
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