Sunday, August 30, 2015

Start Here

Newest illustrated faith entry.

I get frustrated with myself when I don't live up to my expectations of myself. So in my time with God today, He reminded me that I need to start where I am. It's no use lamenting how I've fallen short, just confess & move on. Don't dwell in the woulda coulda shoulda's that plague my self image. Start here. Start where I am. I can't start where I think I ought to be. Start here. Trust God. Start with trust. Trust that God is who He says He is. Trust that God forgives & loves & has a plan for me. He has a path for me. Trust God. Start here.

So my image has an olive tree planted by the water (Psalm 52:8) & a person walking up the hill, leaning on a staff (olive branch) of trust. As I lean in to God, my trust in Him makes light work of the trip.

I used pearlescent paints for this. Pay no attention to the date on the page. I'm starting from the beginning & illustrating the pages that I missed the first time through. My favorite colors are earth-tones, so anything with greens, browns & blues makes me happy.

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  1. I love looking at Bible art journaling. I understand how you feel. There is no way I'm as artistic as some of the people out there, but it's not comparing us to them. It's doing what we feel. So good for you for sharing your page with us. I think it's fantastic. I hope you'll link up more of your Bible Journal pages as you create them. It's a boost for the soul.
    Thanks for linking up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~DT Janis

    1. I find it a wonderful way to keep my devotions fresh. I would highly encourage you to give it a try. Start with a journal, if you're not comfortable doodling in your bible. Check out the website: Illustrated Faith.