Friday, March 14, 2014

Paint Party Friday: Plenteous, Bountiful Redemption

I have been busy painting
for an art fair I am joining next week.
It's funny because I know I'm joining,
like months before,
but I just start painting
frantically a couple of weeks ago!!!
Here is what I painted last night.
Have not decided if it is finished or not.
I already like her!

 "Ask and it will be given you; 
seek and you will find; 
knock and the door will be opened to you...
.Which one of you will hand his son a stone 
when he asked for a loaf of bread?" 
Mt. 7:7-9 

 Sometimes when we ask God for bread, 
what He gives looks remarkably like a stone! 
It is only when we look at it through the eyes of faith,
 that it turns out to be the very best bread there is!
 Just like when my mom was sick,
 we asked and asked for healing! 
We sought doctors, the best treatments, 
miracle workers, we kept knocking on many doors-
 and God gave us a stone. 

But was it really a stone? 
It was only when I decided to trust Him, 
that He did not have to make sense to me, 
that He made perfect sense of it all. 
He wanted to take mommy home 
but He also wanted us to know mommy 
was going on an adventure and she would be free!
 It was not an ending but a 
whole new wonderfully exciting beginning!
 Yes indeed, the door opened!

 "With you is forgiveness...
and plenteous redemption."
Psalm 130:4,7

Asking forgiveness is hard.
As a Catholic, I am supposed to confess
to a priest at least once a year.
But every time I go,
I say the same litany of sins!

 It is such an awesome thing that 
God's second name is forgiveness!
And with Him is plenteous, bountiful,
redemption!
That means that for as many times
as we go to God,
through a priest, or just direct to God Himself,
He is ready and willing to forgive us
and we can be as white as snow!
He knows what we are made of -
Psalm 103:14 says
that he knows our frame,
and He knows we are dust!

1 John 1:9
"If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness."



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Thank you for dropping by!
You are appreciated!

Patsy

18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post Patsy. I love the Psalms and your paintings will do good at the fair. Have fun and Happy PPF!

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  2. lovely pieces and lovely post Patsy.

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  3. Beautiful work as always Patsy, enjoy the fair. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

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  4. I like her as well. This is a beautiful work of art and I thank God you shared your talent with us this week at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole

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  5. Such a powerful message in your blog today, Patsy, of pondering and confessing our sin and being forgiven. Your art is so beautiful.

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  6. Hi Patsy,
    I love the scriptures, they give me comfort. Love your art work, it's very soft and gentle . Have fun at the fair and good luck .
    p.s.Procrastinating is something I tend to do as well but not with great results like yours.
    Annabelle : )

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  7. Happy Paint Party Friday! You are so creative, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend :) Tam

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  8. Your art is so beautiful! I really love the first painting. But all of your art, and words, speak to me and touch my heart. Thank you!

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  9. Such a lovely site and lovely paintings. Enjoyed visiting. :)

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  10. Good luck with your art fair! Lovely paintings.

    It is wonderful to have you with us as part of PPF.

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  11. Beautifully spoken Patsy. Love the artwork and best of luck on your art show! I am entering my first craft show in years, and feeling a little overwhelmed! But it will all come together. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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  12. What a great post, Patsy. You have such a gift, and I'm SO blessed that you share with us. I hope that you're doing well. I think of you often, and lift you up to the Father in prayer. Thanks for sharing.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  13. As always, BEAUTIFUL!

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  14. A very creative corner...happy to be been here....

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  15. Hi Patsy...Wonderful ATC's in this showcase, like you always do. Love the sharing about the pain you've gone through while seeking wellness for your mother's condition. I've been in your situation and lost both my parents in a span of a month from each other. It was sudden and none of us expected they were going to leave us as fast as they did. But God has given me peace and was able to heal emotionally with the help of the Holy Spirit. Wonderful sharing...Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday at our last week's Challenge. Hope you join us again this week. Leaving you with some inspiration from Psalm 120:1 which says, "I call on the LORD in my distress, and He answers me." Hugs and blessings...

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  16. I hope our moms are hugging each other in heaven.

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