Visited Abundant Life Fellowship in Chesapeake, Va. Here’s my notes from today’s sermon.
Sometimes during a worship service and/or sermon I feel to draw what I see or hear. This is today’s sermon: Love
Sometimes there are people that come into our life that feel they have the right to form you into what they think you, as a believer, should be, they may be well meaning but mislead. They can cause a lot of pain and harm within a person which can take a lot to straighten out.
I had some people like that in my life once and it has taken me a long time, many years to overcome what they tried to do. Today, as I was journaling, they came to mind and I decided to write to them about what they did. I thought I would share it with you:
“It was wrong of you to try to make me be someone
” You thought I should be”
instead of letting me be
“Who God made me to be!”
He made me to be me – not someone else or someone’s ‘Mini Me!” He made me to be a particularly special example of who He is – the creative God – and creative people are just as spiritual as anyone else – we just ‘illustrate’ God in ways some other people weren’t created to. We still learn, pray, worship, preach, teach, serve, minister, share, witness to others, and are used by the Holy Spirit, just like you do.
You shouldn’t have judged me because you didn’t understand me, you shouldn’t have tried to change me because YOU thought there was something wrong with me! There was nothing wrong with me, I was just as much as a spiritual person as you, I just ‘had’ a different calling than you, different talents…
Each of us has God’s DNA in us, each one’s DNA is different so each of us displays God with a different sparkle.”
I forgive you.
In my last blog I showed you some sketches and a finished piece of art that was inspired during a 23 prayer gathering called David’s Tent 757. Well, here is the finished piece for the last sketch.
The name is “Living Water,” it was inspired by a song which of course I can’t remember right at this second. It took me a while to get the picture finished due to all kinds of lifey type stuff interfering. So without further a due, here is the process of it coming together!
And please feel free to tell me why you like this picture, how you connect with it, how it makes you feel.
In our area we know have started a celebration of Praise and Worship once a month called David’s Tent 757,https://www.facebook.com/DavidsTent757/, we spend a full 24 hours of Praise and Worship with live music, sometimes streaming music, art worship, and flag waving. Below are a couple of the sketches I have done during David’s Tent 757. (We are distantly related to the David’s Tent, https://www.facebook.com/DavidsTentDc/, that has been going on in Washington, DC for over a year and a half.
Here is the first sketch but haven’t done a finished piece as of yet:
I called it “We pour out our Praise.”
The finished piece:
Will add the finished piece if I get to finish it or create it another.