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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Send Me

Hello Friends,

Yesterday I did a meditation* on Isaiah 6, where the prophet has a vision of the Almighty on the throne in his temple. The key words I highlighted and focused my thoughts on were "the whole earth is full of his glory".
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There are many terrible things in our world, but that does not change the truth of "the whole earth is full of his glory". I asked the Lord to show me his PERSPECTIVE (my new word lately) as I look upon my world.

That is how my meditation* began, but it changed course partway through.

I use a devotional bible, which means there are non-scripture pages throughout on which I can do art without worries of covering up the text. The facing page of Isaiah 6 is one of those so I started by preparing my page with white Gesso. I only added one coat so much of the text is visible. I started by highlighting, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory."

As I continued with my art, while thinking about the verse, the words "SEND ME" kept drawing my attention and stayed with me for the rest of the day. They are with me now.
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Send me. Two simple words with powerful meaning. How much trust does it take to say that, not knowing where God will send me? I have said it before and he sent me to this beautiful island that I love. So why am I hesitant to say it again?

I don't like to travel. Actually traveling is not a problem. I don't mind driving long distances as long as there are frequent stops; a rocking train chugging along its tracks can lull me to sleep; and I love the being-fired-out-of-a-slingshot feeling of flying in a jet. What I don't like is being away from home. I enjoy having my familiar things around me - my favourite chair, my favourite mug, my art supplies and my pets.  So... SEND ME is hard to say.

But I said it, as I went for a walk last night. We both knew that I said it half-heartedly. But I trust him. I do. I trust him enough to say "send me" even though I want to stay right where I am. I trust him enough to say it, even though I don't want him to do it.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am so glad you are here. I hope you will know that there is a God whom you can trust. He understands your fears, your struggles and your misgivings. And he says to you, "You are beautiful and you are loved."

Blessing hugs,

*Meditation: For me, this simply means to focus on, think about and pray about a thing. Doing art in my bible helps me to meditate on certain scriptures and search out their meanings. It begins a dialogue with God where I am in a listening mode as I do the art.


Angela Hoynes said...

Reading yout blog is always inspiring xx

Hummie B said...

Oh my goodness! I love how the butterfly's center highlights the text! Fab!