Monday, August 7, 2017

Teach Me Your Ways, Lord



 A sketch in my 6 x 8 journal. I used watercolors, Faber-Castell Pitt pens, and ink.

"Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me
Your paths; guide me in Your truth and
teach me, for You are my Savior, and 
my hope is in You all day long." 
Psalm 25:4-5

In Psalm 25, David desired guidance from the Lord. That's my desire too! How do we receive God's guidance? The first step is to WANT to be guided and realize that God's primary guidance system is in His Word, the Bible. Psalm 119 tells us of the endless knowledge found in God's Word. By reading and constantly learning from it, we will gain wisdom to perceive God's direction for our lives. Sometimes we can grow impatient with the Lord because we don't get answers right away. And sometimes when we do, it isn't the answer we wanted (I'm guilty of this). But we must believe that God knows what is best. He is "ALL KNOWING". Spending time in His Word will not only give us guidance,  we will also get to know who the Lord is. We will have a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him. I want that, do you?

Thank you for stopping by. I love comments from you! Have a God-filled day! 

Love, in Christ,
Sonya


Friday, August 4, 2017

Seeing the Lord and listening to the praise of the angels, Isaiah knew that he was unclean (sinner) before God, with no hope of measuring up to God's standards of holiness. When Isaiah's lips were touched with a live burning coal, however, he was told that his sins were forgiven (before God sent His Son to die for our sins). It wasn't the coal that cleansed him, but God. Isaiah responded by submitting himself entirely to God's service. No matter how difficult his task would be, he said, "Here I am. Send me!" He had to be cleansed before he could fulfill the tasks that he was called to do. Before we accept God's call to speak to those around us, we must be cleansed as Isaiah was. Not by a hot coal to our mouths! But by confessing our sins and submitting to God's control. Asking Jesus in our hearts. Letting God purify us may be painful, but we must be purified so we can truly represent God, who is pure and holy. The more clearly Isaiah saw God, the more he was aware of his own powerlessness and inadequacy to do anything of lasting value without God. When God calls, we have to ask ourselves, would we be able to say, "Here I am. Send me!"? 

This page was done in my Interleave Bible, where every other page is blank! So not painting, drawing or writing on the scriptures. I love that! I found this idea on Pinterest, but mine is a little different. I used acrylics, Pastels, and ink.

Thank you for dropping by and may God bless. I would love to hear from you!