Friday, February 28, 2014

Paint Party Friday: Bless the Lord!

Psalm 103 is an old favorite, and no wonder!
"Bless the Lord, O my soul;
and all my being,
bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord,
O my soul,
and forget not all His benefits...
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so surpassing is His kindness
toward those who fear Him."
Psalm 103:1, 2, 11

 To bless God means to praise, and to worship.
When God blesses us,
it is wholly undeserved.
It is out of His "hesed", loving kindness,
that He treats us with unmerited favor.
But when we bless Him,
it is because of who He is,
His character, and His love for us.

"If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off." 
Mark 9:43 
Sounds painful but I am pretty sure 
Jesus is not telling us to amputate ourselves. 
I think He is reminding us that 
we need to watch what we do, see, 
where we go for amusement, what we read, 
who we spend time with, etc.

If anything will cause us to sin, 
endangers our relationship with God, 
we need to stop it right away. 
There's a lot of junk in my life 
that needs to be furtled and thrown away! 
One of the ways we can bless God 
is to imitate Him,-
after all, it is said that
imitation is the sincerest form
of flattery!

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  1. Love your biblical artwork Patsy. Happy PPF, Annette x

  2. Blending your faith with your art is so wonderful - your faces just get better and better (the words of course and terrific to start with)

  3. Hi Patsy,
    This is a beautiful ATC. I believe there are many things we have to put away and to imitate God as little children. I believe knowing you and you sweet sister has blessed my life so much. Thank you for sharing this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday today. Blessings, Carole DT

  4. always love my visits here, patsy. beautiful work. beautiful thoughts. thank you for joining us 'in the studio' today!

  5. Beautiful and uplifting, as always :)

  6. Oh, yes, imitate Him! Love that! Thank you for linking up with Recommendation Saturday, Patsy! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  7. This is a beautiful post as always! Psalm 103 is one of my favorites.

  8. Happy Paper saturdays!

  9. Inspiriting artwork Patsy.

    Annabelle : )

  10. Your art is truly an inspiration and blessing!

  11. The depths of God's love is truly amazing. Love your art with this Scripture!

  12. Your painting is so pretty and I love how you tie scripture in. Thank you for the inspiration.

  13. The combining of so many mediums is just beautiful! Being a bit of a letter writing fan, I gravitate to the snippets of type and script you have included in your work. Just lovely! Visiting via "InspireMeMonday."

  14. Beautiful. Thank you!


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