Friday, June 27, 2014

Paint Party Friday: Follow Your Heart!

I'm starting a new project.
I hope it comes out as beautiful
as I see it in my mind!!!
I dyed fabric and lace in tea
to make it look old.

And after laying it down
and "auditioning" the pieces,
I am now sewing it.

 We've all come across the phrase
"Follow your heart".
I probably have used it myself!
But the heart has many longings,
and it's different for each person.
Many long for love and look for it 
in the oddest places and persons!
Some long for fame, success, wealth.
I know somebody who wants to be left alone.
Another who is afraid of being alone.

 Because of these various desires and longings,
if we follow our heart we will not find rest.

St. Augustine said it well,
"You have made us for yourself, Lord,
and our heart is restless until it rests in Thee."
He made this statement after his many 
wanderings and running after the longings of his heart. 
"I was in love with love and I hated safety," he had said.

So instead of following our heart,
we need only to follow Jesus.
"Come to me, all you who are weary
and heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28.

 "I never knew you..." Mt. 7:23


How sad it would be if
after reading the bible
we could not say 
we knew Jesus!

The Jews read about Jesus
in their Hebrew bible all the time,
but they don't recognize Him.

"A number of years ago,
Peter W. Stoner and 
Robert C. Newman wrote
a book entitled Science Speaks. 
The book was based on 
the science of probability and 
vouched for by the
American Scientific Affiliation. 
It set out the odds of any one man 
in all of history fulfilling even 
only eight of the 60 major 
prophecies (and 270 ramifications) 
fulfilled by the life of Christ.


The probability that Jesus of Nazareth 
could have fulfilled even 
eight such prophecies would be 
only 1 in 10 to the 17th power. 
That's 1 in 100, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000.*"

Do WE know who Jesus is,
and more importantly?
does He know us?



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You are appreciated!

Patsy

14 comments:

  1. You can really create a face. The painting is lovely and can't wait to see the finished new project.

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  2. Your art is beautiful, and your words just make it better. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. oh your new project looks so interesting! looking forward to seeing the finished piece! thanks for sharing with us 'in the studio' this week!

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  4. You create such beauty! Grateful you share is all here!

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  5. You make beautifull paintings. Just love the. I wish you a happy paper saterday.
    Liefs, Melanie

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  6. Your new project looks wonderful, Patsy! I can't wait to see what you create! Have a blessed week!

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  7. That is a powerful post - before and even after (and sometimes even now at my advanced age LOL) I would shadow my heart's desires but they never fulfill my longings. Your fabric project looks very interesting. Your faces just continue to get better and better.

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  8. Your art has such depth and beauty!

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  9. I love that quote! Exciting to see how your lace turns out!

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  10. Beautiful pages, Patsy!! love your sketching.

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  11. Totally beautiful words of truth. The sketch is lovely. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  12. Hi Patsy, I am sorry I am so late this week and that I never made an appearence last week. Life is a little hectic for me at the moment. Happy belated Paper Saturdays.
    Manon

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