Sunday, May 04, 2008

The Lord's reminders. . .

I was feeling a little off this morning. I spent a good deal of time with family members that I haven't seen for a bit...some of them live in the area, but we just don't make it priority to get together. Cousins, they are.

Are all families dysfunctional? LOL.

Anyway, for reasons unspoken here, I was feeling off. I decided to write a thank you to my cousin's wife for having us all over. I made a card with my "Paths of Joy" (my copyright) and remembered back to when I made this image. It was as if there were roadways to the heavens and we just needed to follow those ways. The name "Paths of Joy" was given to me, and I went with it. I started thinking that my prophetic or spiritual artwork might be just so much hooey. Today, I searched scripture to see if this title really was something from the Lord, and lo and behold, Acts 2:28 and Psalm 16:11 popped up in front of me.
You have made known to me the paths of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence.
Acts 2:28
I get diverted everyday from my artwork for Him. Every day I find a distraction, a mission, a something--and while a lot of what I do is great ministry--even the school work, I am reminded today to get back to my painting. I don't know where it will go. I guess maybe I'm afraid it will go nowhere. But, I must do it. He has reminded me today! Even the verse and artwork that I thought was my own work speaks to me:
He has made known to me the paths of life. He fills me with joy in His presence.
Why do I stray so often?


Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Of course you must do it! An artist has no choice...its part of who you are!

and yes, all families are dysfunctional, some more so than others :)

Milly said...

We all have messes in our families that’s what makes us who we are. Your work is beautiful, what a gift.

Kansas Bob said...

Ditto the previous comments for me Karen! I think that finding contentment in our sometimes painful path is important part of being joyful.. not that I have any first hand knowledge :)

... Paige said...

Some of it may be a habit, ya know that little kid that always wanders off to see what is over there, or even over that way.
The main thing to remember is you know who Father is that He is here not only when we get lost but also when we are not. He always answers when we call out for Him.

trace said...

that's why sheep need a shepherd???

Happy mother's day to you.