Monday, November 05, 2012

Seeing God's Face

"Where do I go to see your face, O God?"
Psalm 42:2

Do I have to go far?
Do I have to wear a fancy outfit?
Do I have to make sacrifices?

We can see Jesus in our neighbor,
we can see Jesus in the hungry man
begging in the street,
the persistent call center agent 
who keeps bugging us to buy something,
the needy neighbor,
the man in QC Jail.

Sometimes we think of ourselves as 
so much more important than others.
But God wants to free us
from the tyranny of that kind of arrogance,
from striving to attain the goals
we have NOT submitted to Him,
from seeking more and more and more.

"Lord, my heart is not proud;
nor are my eyes haughty.
I do not busy myself
with great matters,
with things too sublime for me.
Rather, I have stilled my soul,
hushed it like a weaned child.
Like a weaned child on its mother's lap,
so is my soul within me."
Psalm 131:1-2

That is how we see God's face, is it not?
When  our soul is still.

Every week I choose one wonderful
visitor who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.

I know how much time and effort
it takes to leave a comment!
and I appreciate that soooo much!

This week Random Generator
chose #32, 
Christine is a Filipina too
and because of her blog has 
seen ordinary things 
in an extraordinary way.

Sometimes I can't resist putting on
 my best pajamas 
and joining these blog parties!!!

15 comments:

  1. True wisdom...beautifully expressed. Thank you.

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  2. When our soul is still... indeed! Thanks!

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  3. What a beautiful blog. I am glad that I found you through the AEDM challenge. Thank you.

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  4. I strive for stillness, so that I might see His face. Beautiful!

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  5. once again I love your pairing of scripture and expressive art...seeing God's face in your faces and words...

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  6. I'm your newest follower from Inspire Me Monday blog hop, would love for you to stop by and follow back :)
    Erica
    www.ericastartwalking.com

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  7. So beautiful, bless you.

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  8. Hi Patsy; thanks for visiting my blog! :)

    You have a lovely blog; love your art! Great post; there is no place to hide from a God who knows every hiding spot; everything is wide open to His all-seeing eyes! I love the very thought of seeing His face one day soon! <3

    Blessings and hugs,
    Denise

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  9. I've visited your blog from time to time. Truly I am inspired by how you journal scriptures through pictures.

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  10. Visiting from SDG again...and I love how you tie in your artwork with scripture...so beautiful. Yes, I need to sit still more often before the Lord so I don't miss a thing!

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  11. Oh I love all your whimsy and inspired art here! This is a happy place to stop : )

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    1. and your words, too. Especially these:
      God wants to free us
      from the tyranny of that kind of arrogance,
      from striving to attain the goals
      we have NOT submitted to Him,
      from seeking more and more and more.
      Amen.

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  12. I love this post. so true! new follower of your blog :)

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  13. I saw your blog at a link party and the art was what drew me in. This was a really cool post-both the art and the words you wrote! I am also an artist, and I enjoyed seeing your work. I took awhile to look around your site. It is really neat!

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy