Have you ever seen the doorposts of your church shake when people loudly began to worship and adore our Savior?

Isaiah experienced that and became undone, weak and stammering as he saw the Commander of the heavenly armies sitting on His throne in heaven.

When Isaiah saw the glory of God he became aware of the impurity of his speech and felt guilty and ashamed.

Regularly, I am appalled at the words that can come out of my mouth. When I let God examine my heart, He often shows me that it is an issue of the depravity that inhabits my heart–like roaches hiding in a dark and damp place. When God turns on the light, the roaches have to run. Likewise, God reveals the hidden things in our hearts that cause us to blurt out painful and dishonoring words; therefore, we need to let Jesus do some housecleaning so we can repent from those hurtful pains we inflict on others.

I love the proverb in the Holman Christian Standard Bible: “A word spoken at the right time is like gold apples on a silver tray.” (Proverbs 25:11)  Not only is the content, but also the timing of richly spoken words like hot property that people want to purchase and possess.

Remember the woman caught in adultery? The “Christian leaders” wanted to have her stoned, but Jesus’ never-to-be forgotten response was: “Go and sin no more.” (John 8:11)

How is our response to hurtful situations…harsh words or, hopefully, a reply with words that are life changing?

James states that the tongue is like a small rudder that sets the course of a huge ship. It is also like a spark that can set a whole forest on fire. We can tame the biggest animals, but no man can tame the tongue. “It is an unruly evil full of deadly poison.” (James 3:8)

DSC00002How wonderful to hear someone bless you and pronounce a good future over you. I believe that is because the blessing comes from a godly and pure heart. Let us strive to have a heart like Jesus, and our words will be like a waterfall that can break through every wall and dam and refresh the people in need.

I hear Jesus say: “My words are like a healing balm and come from My heart filled with love and tenderness for you. Let My words become your words so others will come to Me and be healed.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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