Would you believe this started out as a mountain scene?
Yep, it sure did!
If you look at it this way it is a mountain scene mirror imaged with a stream running down the middle. A stream of “GLOW”RY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL This was inspired by a motorcycle ride last weekend. We rode through the countryside of West Va. and it was filled with flowing mountains and color!
Let all that I am praise the Lord.
O Lord my God, how great you are!
You are robed with honor and majesty.
2 You are dressed in a robe of light.
You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;
3 you lay out the rafters of your home in the rain clouds.
You make the clouds your chariot;
you ride upon the wings of the wind.
4 The winds are your messengers;
flames of fire are your servants.[a]
5 You placed the world on its foundation
so it would never be moved.
6 You clothed the earth with floods of water,
water that covered even the mountains.
7 At your command, the water fled;
at the sound of your thunder, it hurried away.
8 Mountains rose and valleys sank
to the levels you decreed.
9 Then you set a firm boundary for the seas,
so they would never again cover the earth.
10 You make springs pour water into the ravines,
so streams gush down from the mountains.
11 They provide water for all the animals,
and the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 The birds nest beside the streams
and sing among the branches of the trees.
13 You send rain on the mountains from your heavenly home,
and you fill the earth with the fruit of your labor.
14 You cause grass to grow for the livestock
and plants for people to use.
You allow them to produce food from the earth—
15 wine to make them glad,
olive oil to soothe their skin,
and bread to give them strength.
16 The trees of the Lord are well cared for—
the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 There the birds make their nests,
and the storks make their homes in the cypresses.
18 High in the mountains live the wild goats,
and the rocks form a refuge for the hyraxes.[b]
19 You made the moon to mark the seasons,
and the sun knows when to set.
20 You send the darkness, and it becomes night,
when all the forest animals prowl about.
21 Then the young lions roar for their prey,
stalking the food provided by God.
22 At dawn they slink back
into their dens to rest.
23 Then people go off to their work,
where they labor until evening.
24 O Lord, what a variety of things you have made!
In wisdom you have made them all.
The earth is full of your creatures.
25 Here is the ocean, vast and wide,
teeming with life of every kind,
both large and small.
26 See the ships sailing along,
and Leviathan,[c] which you made to play in the sea.
27 They all depend on you
to give them food as they need it.
28 When you supply it, they gather it.
You open your hand to feed them,
and they are richly satisfied.
29 But if you turn away from them, they panic.
When you take away their breath,
they die and turn again to dust.
30 When you give them your breath,[d] life is created,
and you renew the face of the earth.
31 May the glory of the Lord continue forever!
The Lord takes pleasure in all he has made!
32 The earth trembles at his glance;
the mountains smoke at his touch.
33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live.
I will praise my God to my last breath!
34 May all my thoughts be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the Lord.
35 Let all sinners vanish from the face of the earth;
let the wicked disappear forever.
Let all that I am praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!
Turned this way it looks like a plant unfurling to reveal it’s inner beauty-much like the heart of Father God. The closer we get to Him, the more he reveals to us-which causes our hearts to open ever wider to His will and way and before we know it- He is busting out!
Our lives are not about doing things for God. They are about BEING with GOD. He desires our attention and love. The more time we spend WITH God the more we fall in love with Him and that makes us want to share Him however we can.
I’m a simple person, a daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, artist, and worshipper. Right there are 7 different ways I can share Our Heavenly Father with people. What about you?
How can YOU share Him with others?
Painting is how I do it. I spent a year preaching and the more I preached the more I wanted to paint. I knew I was in the right place for a season, but my heart’s desire was to paint for My King and teach and share that gift with others. So, that’s what I am doing now. My canvas IS my pulpit. I knew it a long time ago and God has affirmed it.
So I am here tonight to just say, use your gift for God. Whatever it is. If you don’t know what it is-I would love to help you discover it. That’s the other thing I love doing- helping people discover where their gifting is and then encourage and equip them to use it.
See yourself as the plant and the red and yellow “Glow”ry as your gift. God is just waiting for you to say, “ here I am!” When you do- He will begin to unfurl your colors and you will bloom because He has made you bloom!
It’s all for His glory!