Friday, March 21, 2014

Paint Party Friday: A New Beginning!


 I have been really busy painting 
in preparation for this annual art fair,
Art in the Park, this coming Sunday.

Here is something I finished last night
before I went to bed.

 "He is like a tree planted near running water, 
that yields its fruit in due season, 
and whose leaves never fade. 
Whatever he does prospers." 
Psalm 1:3
After a strong typhoon, 
you see some trees uprooted, 
but some trees remain. 
What is the difference?
It is perhaps the roots. 
Roots serve to anchor trees to the ground. 
But it is also how the trees get their food. 
The more roots and root hairs, 
 the more a tree can absorb nutrients from the soil. 
The roots also are the trees' pantries, 
where they store food for later use.
When a tree is cut down, and its roots remain, 
the roots can send up a shoot that 
can start to grow into a tree again!


How important it is that we 
develop a strong root system,
 that we be FIRMLY PLANTED and 
established in the Word of God, 
so that even if we become "uprooted" because of sin, 
there is always hope for new life!
And how important it is that we keep a 
"store" of God's Word in our heart, 
so that when troubles come, 
we can draw strength and peace from it!

 Joseph the Dreamer.
How amazing his story is!
His brothers were so jealous of him
because he was a favored son.
They said, "Here comes that master dreamer!
Come on let us kill him....
We shall see what comes of his dreams."

I doubt if anyone of us had to 
contend with brothers like these!
It would be enough to destroy your 
confidence, your trust in others, 
your belief in a good God!

 One thing we can learn from Joseph
is to trust God!
Even if what is happening
is totally disappointing, 
even if people you love 
 fail you and do you wrong,
even if circumstances are worrisome,
BELIEVE that God will make things right.

Believe that God has 
better things in store for you!
God will make our dreams come true
if we work with Him
to make those dreams come true!
Don't let whatever happened in the past
come and haunt your present!
Know that God will RESTORE
what the enemy has destroyed
and God wants to do a new thing!

To give you a NEW BEGINNING!
Claim it!




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Thank you for dropping by!
You are appreciated!

Patsy

16 comments:

  1. Hello my sweet friend, Patsy! I love your art, as always. It is such a big blessing to have you share with us, and I always enjoy it. Hope all is well with you and your family. I keep you in my prayers.

    Also, there is a lovely lady named Jen Young who has started a challenge blog for scripture cards and projects only. You can enter your lovely art in her challenges as well and I'm sure she would appreciate it and be blessed by it!
    Here is the link: http://faithhopelove1cor13-13.blogspot.com/

    Hugs,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  2. As always beautiful and inspiring artwork Patsy. Have a great time with Art in the Park. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

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  3. Oh how fun - art in the park! You have been productive. Love the first painting especially!

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  4. Love your art too!Fabulous!

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  5. These are reassuring words to live by Patsy. Even when we are at our lowest, God has a plan to use that time in our lives for our good. Beautiful artwork...blessings on your art fair Sunday!

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  6. Beautiful art and have fun in the park.

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  7. Wish I lived close enough to go to Art in the Park! Again, perfect message for my challenges. Beautiful art and heart!

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  8. I hope you have a great day at Art in the Park.

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  9. What beautiful imagery and metaphor. I love the three women and Joseph especially. Thank you so much for all your kind words on my blog today. You are so very sweet. Blessings and wishes that you touch many people with your beautiful art on Sunday.

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  10. Your paintings are gorgeous, Patsy. I hope you have a wonderful day at Art in the Park.
    Gaby <3

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  11. Beautiful post Pasty. Love the art and words .

    Annabelle m..m

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  12. teeBéÂüTïFüL and inspiring work.
    I love your words about trees and roots.
    I Hope Art in the park goes well for all.
    A couple of weeks ago, our church had a fun art show: Artspiration! There was a nice variety of media and subject matter.

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  13. Beautiful art-pieces!
    The colors Are so happy :)

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  14. Your paintings are just beautiful!!!! Thank You for playing along with me and the Scripture Challenge at Creating in Faith Hope n' Love!!! I hope you have time to play along with me this week!!!!

    Blessings,
    Jen
    www.faithhopelove1cor13-13.blogspot.com

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  15. Wonderful and inspiring - as always!

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  16. Good luck in the art show!!!!! So exciting.
    xo

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