Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WOYWW: Made for Heaven

 
Today this is how my desk looks like
after I did my painting.
I completely forgot to take a before photo.
Anyway you can see my fan
(it is so hot here in the Philippines that 
I like having the wind blow directly on me!),
a jar of gel medium, not so dirty water
(it was sooo disgusting I just had to clean it up!),
my mini blue garbage can with a box
of tissue paper inside
(to clean up my brushes).

And here are postcards I sent off by mail
yesterday.

 I read from Mark 7:20-23 that
"what comes out of a man,
that is what defiles him.
From within the man, from his heart,
come evil thoughts, unchastity,
theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice,
deceit, licentiousness, envy,
blasphemy, arrogance, folly.

All these evils come from within
and they defile."

 "Search me O God and know my heart,
Try me and know my thoughts."
This is David's prayer in Psalm 139.
David really desired that God would show him
if there was any wickedness in him.
And there was!!!!
There is evil and sin in saints
and any one of us.
But are we willing to let God in and
for Him to transform our hearts?
Are we willing to let God change us
so we can become the best we can be?

 
"My soul yearns and pines for the courts of The Lord." 
Psalm 84:3 
"You stir man to take pleasure in praising you, 
because you have made us for yourself, 
and our heart is restless until it rests in you." 
St. Augustine. 

Why do we fear death? 
Should not we yearn to be united 
to the One who loves us best?


Maybe one reason is 
we know that our hearts don't belong in heaven?
Because there is so much there that needs
overhauling!
But one thing we should remember is
we were MADE FOR HEAVEN
And God will do everything
to bring us home!





Blessings!
Patsy

11 comments:

  1. Actually, I don't ever want to die. I know that sounds counter-intuitive, but I have so much more I can offer in this world. But I certainly like your thinking and the beautiful way you interpret it. I really, really like the painting with the man. It's wonderful. Happy WOYWW from #1.

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  2. Beautiful paintings, wish I could draw like you.
    Happy Wednesday
    Ann B
    55

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  3. Beautiful paintings! reading this warmed me up!
    thanks for visiting and the snoop around your place.
    robyn 9

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  4. Beautiful paintings as usual.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #25

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  5. I agree, this is not our home. Lovely paintings!!
    Cathy #89 WOYWDW

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  6. oops, that would be #90 at WOYWDW. :)
    Cathy

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  7. Stunning work as always. Enjoy your day. Take care Zo xx 71

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  8. Nice drawings. I admire those who can draw faces and yours are lovely. Creative Blessings ~Kelly #79

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  9. Your work is beautiful! I can get lost in it!
    Thanks for visiting me today!
    xxDaniella#20

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  10. Indeed, Patsy - we were made for heaven. Oh that many more will realise that.
    Margaret #74

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  11. Beautiful paintings. I loved all but really liked the last one.

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