Friday, May 16, 2014

Paint Party Friday: When Fear Knocks...

 "Do not let your hearts be troubled,"
Jesus said in John 14:1.
"Have faith in me."

 I don't know why but it is so much easier
to dwell on the negative.
To be anxious about the future.
To go over and over thoughts
about what CAN happen
from here to eternity!!!

 Yesterday in our bible study in our office,
we listened to Bo Sanchez
saying that, "If we can control our thoughts,
we can control our destiny!"

And I've heard Joyce Meyer speak

 That's where the main battle 
for our lives begins!
Our minds are target practice for the enemy
who wants us to succumb to fear, anxiety,
temptation, depression, loneliness,
feelings of incompetence, failure,
The list goes on and on.

 When fear knocks, 
we should let faith open the door.
When anxiety knocks, 
we should let faith open the door.
When insecurity, inadequacy,  knocks, 
we should let _________ open the door!!!

 2 Timothy 1:7 says we are not given a spirit of fear
but of power, love and a disciplined mind!
So let's take control of our thoughts,
and have faith in a loving God 
who wants to favor us with His blessing!

 "Jesus washed the disciples's feet..." 
John 13:16 
Jesus told them that they ought to do the same, 
it was their duty as His followers. 
In Jesus' day, people would provide water 
or a servant to wash feet to make guests comfortable. 
What would constitute washing feet today? 

Perhaps anything that would make 
someone feel accepted, loved, and appreciated. 
 Anxiety, loneliness, fear, grief,
 and insecurity can stick like dust 
and may be washed by a kind word, a listening ear, 
a shoulder to cry on, prayer or concrete help. 

How can we be Jesus to someone today?
How can we help others
see their future full of hope?

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  1. Wow what wonderful art and the message is awesome, blesings

  2. thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

  3. What beautiful artwork!

  4. That surely is one pony tail. Your background is so sweet. I have heard this, "when fear knocks, don't answer send the Holy Spirit". Thank you for dropping in to visit us at Word Art Wednesday today with this beautiful art. Blessings, Carole

  5. What a beautiful post, thank you. I really love to read your blog!

  6. I love when people include progress photos! So neat to see the way people create their art. Beautiful work!

  7. What a beautiful painting! Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I really needed to read this tonight. Hugs, Rasz

  8. Is it so true that the mind is a battlefield. My husband and I recently had to start celebrating all the little things because our minds were filled with doubt, frustration, the list goes on. It's amazing how much it has helped! Love your art, as always!

  9. Such beautiful encouragement and artwork. Thank you so much for sharing with TWW. Blessings.

  10. Everything in this post is perfectly wonderful. Love how you draw the picture and came out wonderfull. We are blessed that you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to encourage you with God's Word in Ephesians 6:7 which says, "Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people."

    Hugs and blessings,
    JO ANN


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