I started in worship. Thinking of an assignment given to me by my counselor. “Self-work” is difficult when you’re searching your soul and heart. This is what I painted in worship while thinking about how I view myself and how God actually views me.
I see myself lowly, with low self-confidence, as if I’m not enough sometimes, as in the shadows viewing myself from the past, but God sees me “Big.” A man of God. His child. Loved and valued by Him. I have to see myself in His light as a man with confidence in front of others, in public, in critiques, -basically I have to apply how God sees me in all aspects of my life. I can no longer walk in the shadows of my past or in the way I view myself.
Here’s what I painted:
Forgives your iniquities.
Heals all your diseases.
-No reason to doubt God.
When your heart feels too big and things seem too much to carry- God takes that zig-zag/broken line and stitches it right up.
Breathe into me.
Breathe your life into me.
Breathe new life into me.
I breathe your breath.
Breathe your new life into me.
Just painted. A form of release.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”Proverbs 13:12 ESV
I painted this picture …
but my client saw something else. She saw a palm tree trying to hold on during hurricane Matthew since I painted this around the time the hurricane had been long gone. She asked me to paint another one but with different colors.
Here ya’ go…
Lost a “lil brother” last week. Been wanting to paint, but nothing would come out but a black background and a split heart. Today God gave me hope that Cody now sees the beauty that’s on the right of this painting- gold, white, purple, orange… beauty that we have yet to see. I love you lil’ bro.
fear -I was painting this during worship and after I wrote my poem about fear and in the midst of the painting a song came on about being a child of God and not being a slave to fear.
I painted this while listening to some worship music. The purple represents loyalty, king, and safety for me. I like sunsets so I wanted to paint something similar in the background and clouds make me feel free. Enjoy.