Posted on November 29th, 2011 4 comments
This young foal was responding to the lead stallion who signaled to his herd that it was time to move on. Racing to keep up with the herd, he seemed to forget for a moment why he ran. The sheer pleasure of feeling the wind in his hair seemed to take over. Suspended in the air between here and there, his destination no longer was as important as running. Free from the restriction of gravity, for a moment of time, he flies.
As I make the transition from married to single in my heart, sometimes I want to be healed already and more actively doing His work. I want to catch up, like this foal. But, this picture reminds me that where I am now, in the loving arms of Jesus, is so good, so very sweet and intimate. I am flying at this moment, enjoying my rest in Jesus and discovering how much He loves me. I am gaining strength. I am following and I will arrive. The stallion will not leave the foal behind. His main job is to protect and guard the herd, especially the young foals. I know Jesus is with me in transition. Never will I leave you or forsake you, He promises in the Bible. I trust this word written for me. Leaps of faith…
If you look closely at the picture, you can see a little bird in front of the foal’s legs. The bird seems to be leading the way. Jesus promised that Holy Spirit will guide us. How did this little bird show up in my picture?
A prophetic word for us in transition, Find the joy in transition. I am with you to lead you and protect you. Yes, you can fly!
Posted on November 13th, 2011 12 comments
Love that is constant, good, and faithful flows from heaven to fill us up by the power of Holy Spirit in my latest prophetic art piece, Igniting Love.
I am astounded as I meditate on the qualities of God. Revelations of His goodness are changing my life. When I watched The Passion of the Christ again last year, I was amazed. No one on this earth would suffer such torment for me, but Jesus did. As I go through my greatest challenge, divorced after 39 years of marriage, I am stunned by God’s faithful walk with me… through everything. My life has changed, but Jesus is still the same. He never leaves me; I can lean into Him for strength; He stands with me through every storm and heartache. I am experiencing His presence and joy through the pain. He always has time to listen. I especially need His encouragement to hold onto his blood-stained hand as He cleanses my heart and heals my soul. My Jesus is gentle. Right now, I need gentle. Jesus is a real person that I can trust and believe in. He is my truth and my love.
Do you expect God to hold you, heal you, and lead you? What if stepping into His footsteps leads to unknown territory? New ground can feel so very strange. I am learning how to let go and flow with the wind of the Spirit as I follow Jesus.
I fully intended to draw normal horse legs as I worked on this picture, but he turned into a supernatural flying horse who moves without earth-bound restrictions, completely full with so much love that he overflows. Joy spins around him. When I showed Igniting Love for the first time at an art & craft fair, a young boy, who appeared to be about 8 years old, looked, and then quietly tugged on his father to return to my booth. I saw him whisper into his father’s ear. I sold my first print of this fantastic horse to them.