Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Miracle of Provision

Two weeks before our tax was due, our accountant gave us the bad news. The amount we owed was way beyond anything we had on hand.  My husband and I didn’t know what to do. Yet Scripture talks about God providing for HIS people and declares that God feeds the sparrows, and that we are more valuable to God than the birds. In Matthew 10:31, Jesus Christ says, “So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

So I took advice I read in a book by Nichole Marbach, about Jesus’ name being above all names: I wrote down the tax problem, plus a list of other issues, challenges, worries, concerns and fears. Then I wrote “Jesus Christ” in large letters at the top of the page, above the long list, acknowledging that HE is indeed higher than all things. I gave my list to the Lord and thanked HIM for being above all things and thanked HIM for being my Provider.

The day the bill was due, there was enough money to cover it. I took the envelope to the post office, asked for it to be hand-stamped to show the date it was mailed, and went home praising the Lord. For HE is never short on miracles.
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Miracle of Faith

The strong wind is blowing continuously outside, as temperatures drop below freezing. The slushy driveway of this afternoon has iced over, and the car is safe in the garage. The warmth of my husband’s office – where the door remains closed to keep heat from escaping, is warm and toasty.

The difference between the frigidness outside the house and the pleasantness inside, symbolizes the difference between the physical and spiritual worlds. The physical world we live in can be harsh, cold and threatening. Christ’s realm is joyful, comforting and protective.

Every day we have a choice. We can let the bitterness of wrongdoings, the frigidness of angry words or the harshness of unforgiveness in people and situations around us, pull us down, or we can snuggle under the warm, protective safety of God’s wings. Choosing the later, is the miracle of faith. For where our thoughts are, our heart is.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! The focus on this blog for 2014 will be twofold: Miracles and prophetic art. Because miracles are amazing, and they give honor to God, they are important to talk about. Miracles also strengthen our faith and draw us closer to Jesus Christ, who did the greatest miracle of all – He reconnected us with God the Father.

And what a miracle it is to know that Yahweh is smiling at us every time we look at Him. For Ephesians 2:6 says that God the Father raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in heavenly places, to show us the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. This is an amazing miracle!

And the fact that you are still here today is a miracle, too. If you are alive, God has been watching over you. He has plans to prosper and grow you in ways beyond your imagination. This is the year to let Him do that, as you yield to the Lord. And as you grow closer to Christ, you will see more miracles happen.

Prophetic art is also a type of miracle. Prophetic art is art the Lord uses to speak to people’s hearts. This is a supernatural thing – a divine touch. And being an artist myself, I love to see how the Lord touches people’s hearts through art. And so this blog for 2014 will also talk about and include prophetic art.