Friday, March 08, 2013

Take with You Words

I've been really busy the past few days,
painting, painting, loving it!
Here's what I finished yesterday.
I will be offering some of my paintings
in Art in the Park, an art fair
on the 16th of March.
A first for me! 
Let's see what happens! 
I think of this as an adventure!

I read from Jeremiah 7 yesterday
and painted this on my journal.
"Listen to my voice;
then I will be your God
and you shall be my people."

I always try to keep still and listen.
Sometimes it is hard going.
I get very impatient and 
want to go on to other things I have to do.
Sometimes there is amazing grace
and God's favor surrounds me.
I enjoy His presence
and feel as if I can tarry with Him forever!

"Take with you words and 
return to the Lord." Hosea 14:3

Sometimes all I do is talk, talk, talk to God,
not allowing Him to say a word to me!
What are the words that we should say to God?
This passage from Hosea is always
recited on the Sabbath preceding Yom Kippur,
the Day of Atonement,
the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people.
(Hebrewיוֹם כִּפּוּרIPA: [ˈjom kiˈpuʁ], or יום הכיפורים)
Don't be impressed, just copied that from Wikipedia!!

The Jews usually observe this holy day 
with long fasting and prayer in the synagogue.
It is a day of atonement and repentance.

Perhaps the words we are to say are,
"forgive us our sins as we forgive
those who sin against us."
After that, I am sure His grace will 
allow us to enjoy His presence the whole day!

Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!

This week,
Random.org chose,
#19, Ayala Art.
Visit her blog to see a lot of enigmatic faces!


19 comments:

  1. here's what is going to happen: you are going
    to sell a LOT of paintings! let us know how
    many, and be sure to price them high!

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  2. Wow, always inspiring!

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  3. Thanks for this inspirational post. It is medicine for the soul. I wish I can find time visit your shopnin the philippines. Wll be there for three weeks. San ba located shop mo?

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  4. Beautiful paintings. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  5. Loving all your beautiful pages, so full of inspiration.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Good luck at the art fair... I am sure your art will be a huge success and many people will be bought joy from seeing and owning it...xx

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  7. Beautiful and inspiring! Have fun at the art fair! <3

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  8. Lindas pages, especially the last one, I love it.
    Saludos

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  9. I enjoy your art; and of course I am always moved when you pay homage to my Jewish roots! ;-)

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  10. your aintings are always so full of expression and love Patsy.rite is the first one. Happy PPF!

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  11. As always, Patsy, your painting and your scriptural references are wonderful. Beautiful illustrations.

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  12. Congratulations on having your paintings in Art in the Park, Patsy!
    Wonderful work and post again this week.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  13. Beautiful Patsy!! Congrats you won one of my mini tins..send me your email to catkerr92@gmail.com
    xoxo

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  14. Beautiful work this week. Thank you for your sincere words and gorgeous art. Happy PPF!

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  15. Beautiful work. I love how you have painted the flowers. Good luck with the art fair

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  16. You have a real gift for expressive faces...lovely work!

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  17. Lovely art and lovely quotes...nice work Patsy :)
    HPPF!
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.ae

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  18. I want to always be in a place of hearing God. Those quiet times give strength,guidance and sometimes fills my heart with joy.

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  19. i love that 'take with you words' piece. such a pretty background and i love how you placed the words! hope you have a wonderful time at the art fair!!

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