Friday, October 10, 2014

Paint Party Friday: Live By Faith!

"No one is justified by the law in the sight of God...
the just shall live by faith." Gal.3:11
No matter how hard this is to take, 
the truth is we can't get to heaven by good works, 
by being a good person, 
or even by following every letter 
of the Ten Commandments! 
This is both distressing and 
freeing at the same time.

St. Paul says the just man, 
the man in right standing with God, 
shall live by faith. 
In Hebrews 11:6, we read that WITHOUT FAITH, 
it is impossible to please God. 
I can think of many things that I do 
that I assume pleases God, 
but if I don't have faith, it matters not!

"Faith is believing what you want to believe, 
yet cannot prove." 
True or false? 
This what many people think faith is. 
Many a book has been borne out of this premise! 
But faith is NOT wishful thinking. 
It is not about believing in things that are not true or real.
In Hebrews 11:1, St. Paul spells it out for us- 
"Faith is the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for; 
the EVIDENCE of things not seen."
Faith does not make God real.
God is real whether we believe or not, 
whether we believe He exists or not. 
Faith is our response to God 
who has existed before time, 
and desires to have a relationship with us.
That is the reason God revealed Himself to Abraham, 
to Moses, and on through the ages, 
until He came and revealed Himself 
in Jesus and the Spirit. 

Lord, continue to reveal Yourself in my every day life. 
Help my faith to grow so I may 
please you more and more each day!

"How much more will the Father in heaven 
give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?" Luke 11:13
I don't know how many Life in the Spirit Seminars I've attended, 
how many times I've been prayed over for the baptism in the Spirit, 
how many altar calls I've lined up for. 

Sometimes, my sisters, my brother, my dad and I 
would be left standing amidst 
people on the floor, slain by the Spirit.
One day I decided I would do it on my own. 
I would 'speak in tongues' throughout the day,  
on my way to work, at work, on my way home, 
just babbling nonsense, to show God 
I was serious in wanting this 'smallest of gifts'. 

When I got to my bedroom, 
I locked the door, and sat on my rocking chair, 
prepared for the long haul. 
I remember feeling something rise up from inside me, 
like a fountain. And I burst into songs. 
I did not understand what I was singing. 
All I know is I was ecstatic.
Thank you Lord that you answer our prayers!

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  1. Wonderful post an d art Patsy!
    Happy PPF!

  2. Inspiring post Patsy. Happy PPF, Annette x

  3. Great post, Patsy. Thanks for sharing. Your art is always beautiful and your words inspirational.

  4. Inspirational post and paintings Patsy,
    Happy PPF to you

  5. Great artwork and thanks for sharing your experience!

  6. Great post Patsy. Wonderful art. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 153rd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole Robb Bisson

  7. Oh, my goodness--I LOVE this. Thank you so much for sharing your insights too--just what I needed to day. ((hugs)) What a talented lady you are!

  8. Great art and inspirational words.

  9. Fabulous work here! I will have to come by for another visit soon to see what you have been up too.

  10. Hi Patsy! This is indeed an inspiring post. I believe that great things happen to our lives whenever God is revealing himself on us. It may not always be favorable in the beginning but the ending always define the story. Same with all the challenges and trials that come to us. We may start disappointed and frustrated. In the end however, God will reveal himself on us with help of our faith and determination. Have a great week ahead and thank you for linking up in one of my Sunday series. It's always an honor and pleasure to know that you take time to visit my humble page.


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