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October 8, 2021 Celebrating 3 years FREE from alcohol and cigs!
To celebrate I painted in the creek down the hill from our house. I love nature and I’ve been wanting to paint outside down by the water since we discovered it. Immerse into nature and often!! I thank God for absolutely everything! The highs and lows, it’s all apart of this life and God gives me an inner strength that gets me through it all. I’m so thankful for my husband Brent for always being down to help with some of the ideas that God puts on my heart. I felt a deep connection to God having my bare feet in the water and being surrounded by nature while painting. I painted a similar screaming face as I did for “Soak”because it represents the pain from the darkness we all experience. I also used the same song as “Soak” because I can’t get enough of it!!! I title this one “Immerse” because when we immerse ourselves in Gods word and in nature we start to imitate and reflect that same energy. Nature is incredibly complex and beautiful it always inspires me!
I woke up at 5:30 am to paint the screaming face so it would dry before I went to the creek at 4pm after work. Before I start painting I read scripture and pray. Sometimes I just open the Bible and read something random. Today blew my mind!!! I turned to 1 Timothy 4. I read the entire chapter and towards the end it said to immerse yourself! Because I already knew I was titling this artwork “Immerse” I started to cry and dropped to my knees. Every word of this is just right on point! I have been changing my diet to more organic because most processed foods hurt my stomach. Just read down below the words written by Paul the apostle.
“The Spirit makes it clear that as time goes on, some are going to give up on the faith and chase after demonic illusions put forth by professional liars. These liars have lied so well and for so long that they’ve lost their capacity for truth. They will tell you not to get married. They’ll tell you not to eat this or that food—perfectly good food God created to be eaten heartily and with thanksgiving by believers who know better! Everything God created is good, and to be received with thanks. Nothing is to be sneered at and thrown out. God’s Word and our prayers make every item in creation holy.
You’ve been raised on the Message of the faith and have followed sound teaching. Now pass on this counsel to the followers of Jesus there, and you’ll be a good servant of Jesus. Stay clear of silly stories that get dressed up as religion. Exercise daily in God—no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever. You can count on this. Take it to heart. This is why we’ve thrown ourselves into this venture so totally. We’re banking on the living God, Savior of all men and women, especially believers.
Get the word out. Teach all these things. And don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed—keep that dusted off and in use.
Cultivate these things. Immerse yourself in them. The people will all see you mature right before their eyes! Keep a firm grasp on both your character and your teaching. Don’t be diverted. Just keep at it. Both you and those who hear you will experience salvation.”
1 Timothy 4:1-16 MSG
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This video really moved me! I am so impressed by your ability to put your feelings and faith into your art! Both picture show so much emotion! Thank you for sharing your talent thru your faith in God. I especially loved how excited you were at the end of the video. Thank you for leaving that as a part of your celebration! You are truly maturing right before our eyes as you immerse yourself in your relationship with your heavenly father! God is great always!
Thanks be to God!! I was. But God. And now. That was in today’s lesson from The Chosen. I want to say Yes to God whatever that looks like if it’s painting in a creek! Absolutely amazing painting in Gods living water.