Friday, February 14, 2014

Paint Party Friday: Be Opened!

This is the Syrophoenician woman in Mark 7:24-30, 
who pleaded with Jesus
 to free her daughter from a demonic spirit. 
She had such an interesting exchange with Jesus 
which shows to me that 
we should never give up talking to God. 

"For saying this....the demon has gone out of your daughter." 
Is there something you are asking God to do? 
Never give up. 
I am praying for the best for my mother! 
I know He will give His very best Gift to my mother!

After the story of the Syrophoenician woman,
there is the story of the deaf man
who had a speech impediment.
This man had not heard of Jesus
because he could not hear.
But concerned people brought the man to Jesus.

 Jesus brought the man with him,
away from the crowds who always managed to find him.
Jesus put his finger into the man's ear and
touched his tongue. 
"Ephphatha! Be opened!"
I was thinking when I read this
how important it is for us to go away with Jesus!
So that he can open our eyes, ears,
and our tongue!
This man had a speech impediment,
but after Jesus touched his tongue,
he could speak plainly.
If we go away with Jesus,
he can open our eyes to see the truth,
our ears to hear rightly
and our tongue to speak life giving words
to others!

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  1. What a beautiful post, Patsy. It's so very true. You and I can see, hear, speak.....but we still NEED to ask God to draw us close so that we can clearly SEE HIS FACE, HEAR HIS WORDS, AND SPEAK THE WORD to bring Him all the glory He deserves. We often get caught up in ourselves, and we need to "go with Jesus". Thanks for sharing - and for giving me this perspective. You are such a blessing to me.
    I'm praying for you, for your family, and for your ministry. Thanks for sharing your art in our challenge again this week. It's always SUCH a blessing. Share it ALL, girl! I love having all your projects shared in our challenges so that I don't miss anything!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Beautiful post Patsy and beautiful artwork to go with them. Happy PPF, Annette x

  3. Wonderful paintings as always. :)

  4. lovely painting and story. Happy ppc

  5. Good work, both art and reflection, you live in meditation and the love, and that is very good. saludos

  6. Wonderful post and great art.

  7. Lovely post - I love how your art and your faith are one.

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  9. The pose of the woman and the colours and background, make the first picture very captivating and thought provoking.

  10. Precious work!Love all of them!

  11. I love each of your Biblical teaches and the art with it. Beautifully put. Blessings, Janet PPF

  12. Beautiful painting this week, Patsy. I love how you can work so well around a scripture.

  13. The woman's painting is beautiful. I love your idea of combining the Scripture with art.

  14. A beautiful post and artwork.

    Annabelle : )

  15. Love your posts! What a wonderful reminder to keep Jesus close and always keep that dialogue open. I have to remind myself to slow down and listen to what he wants to tell me! Thank you for blessing us with your talents at Word Art Wednesday! We look forward to seeing you again!


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