Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WOYWW: Burning HeARTs!



 What's on my desk this Wednesday?
Some beauuuutiful pouches!
I had this gorgeous quilted Indian vest,
which I never wore.
It is so hot here in the Philippines,
see my fan right there in front of me
when I work?
So I had the vest cut up and made into pouches!
I also painted some canvas
and had them made into pouches as well!!!

Want one?
If you say in the comments
if you prefer the Indian one 
or the painted canvas one,
I will do a raffle at the the end of the week
and pick somebody to receive
a small pouch from me. 

 After clearing up the pouches on my desk,
I started reading from the Bible,
and I read from Luke chapter 24,
the account were two of Jesus' disciples
were walking on the way to Emmaus.
(In case you were wondering,
that's Neil Patrick Harris
pretending to be Cleopas)

 They were talking and debating about all the events that
just happened, about how Jesus was crucified.
Jesus joined them but they did not recognize him.
"Then beginning with Moses and the prophets,
he interpreted to them
what referred to Him in all the Scriptures."
Luke 24:27

 When Jesus revealed Himself to them,
and left, they exclaimed,
"Were not our hearts burning within us?"
Luke 24:32

 What makes our hearts burn? excited?
Traveling? A new gadget? Jewelry?
Lots of apps in our iPad? Bargains?

What about the Word of God?

We have to find a way to make Scripture,
God's letters to us, exciting!
That's why I start my day with 
painting His Word.
So I can keep God with me throughout the day.
So I can be involved and enthusiastic and eager
about my prayer time, my time with
the most important person in my life!

How about you?
What can you do to make reading God's Word
and prayer more exciting for you?
Compose a song? Dance?
Read the Bible as if you were actually there,
an eyewitness?
Paraphrase scripture in your own words,
and make your own Bible?

YES! It is possible to make our hearts
burn for God!


"The promise is made to you and to your children
and to all those far off,
whomever the Lord our God will call."
Acts 2:39.

Sometimes people don't keep promises,
but when it's God who makes the promise,
we can be sure He means it.
We can possess what is already ours.
We can claim the inheritance that
Jesus dearly paid for with
His body on the cross.

I remember a story about a man, a man in rags,
found dead on a bench in Central park, New York.
When some people searched his pockets for his identity,
they found several uncashed checks.
A quite sizeable amount.
We would be like that man in Central Park
if we do not know our Father's promises.

In the 24th chapter of Luke,
Jesus talks to the eleven disciples,
"he opened their minds to the
understanding of scriptures."
Luke 24:45
Then He said, "I send down upon you
the promise of my Father.
Remain here...until you are clothed
with power from on high."
That power is ours. BECAUSE GOD PROMISED!





Blessings!
Patsy

16 comments:

  1. Fantastic Painting you did like how you altered the picture :) Happy WOYWW Nikki No# yet

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  2. Beautiful artwork! Thanks for linking up to Testimony Tuesday!

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  3. Wow, what a painting! I find drawing men so difficult - they're all angles and stubble :)
    Happy WOYWW!
    no. 2

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  4. Great painting and true words.

    Sandra @20

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  5. Your painting is great, and it's a good way to take Scripture to heart. The pouches look lovely, too - I don't know which I'd choose! Have a good week, Chris # 19

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  6. G'day Patsy
    and happy WOYWW. Oh wow you did a great job painting that one. Im starting to learn to paint myself...I have a long way to go to catch you :). Your pouches are gorgeous too and what a good way to recycle! Iike the bright one I think
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #8

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  7. Your artwork is stunning, as always. The little pouches are a great idea - I like the indian colours best. Have a great week. x Jo #30

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  8. Lovely paintings - great ministry
    :)
    Happy Wednesday
    Laura
    51

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  9. What lovely pouches and clever recycling. Karen #31

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  10. Love to see it when people recycle unused items, it's such a shame to have lovely things out of sight.
    I love the Indian pouch the best, the colours are so vibrant. Happy crafting, Angela x 48

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  11. Gorgeous artwork Patsy and lovely idea to recycle such beautiful items, I'd love to be in the draw. Cheers and have a great week Robyn#18

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  12. Too warm for anything softly padded..oh I can't wait for summer! Beautiful pouches too Patsy, what a great idea, and your usual generosity too. Really liked the photos showing the drawing and painting process.

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  13. Our hearts burned within us, WOW! I would have to choose something you painted. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.
    Abundant Blessings, Carole

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  14. First, I love your workspace. I am totally inspired by it. Love your drawing and painting, and I absolutely love the Indian Vest one!!! All of them are amazing! Love your blog!!

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  15. Clever idea for recycling, very pretty.
    I love the way Cleopas 'appeared' as we 'discussed' the Scripture.
    Thank you for sharing ....
    Bishopsmate #79

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  16. I find listening to commentaries, especially by Chuck Missler to bring a new fascination to the scriptures for me. Love your artwork here! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah

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