Category Archives: Painting

Day 258 – Closer than a brother

“A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24

(When I take this bus after work I pass by this mural. It always catch my attention… And today was the day… The bus stopped and I took the picture… It got me thinking about my friends… I’m so thankful for the few friends close than a brother that I have… And I hope they feel the same way about me.)

 

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Day 153 – Casting out the fear

Color and Theme Project: Week 5 – Color: Brown – Theme: Fear

I claim this scripture to overcome fear:

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18

(I love this verse! When the theme of fear came up, I knew I had to include this verse… Today was one interesting day. Weeks ago I saw this beautiful all brown wild mushroom. So I thought that when the color brown comes I’ll definitely come back to take the picture… Guess what? I wasn’t there anymore… So, I took another picture of a tree… But I knew that tonight was going to be a special night… So I waited to see what else God would show me… We had a Talent Show at my church and a I had the privilege to paint live in a church for the second time (in my church was the first time)… It is very hard… specially because since you are painting in a church you think that people expect something like a cross or a dove or hands… something that they can relate to… And with this idea in the back of my mind, I planned to paint something that would please the “audience”. And then the Talent Show stared and I was painting as people were performing… I was so, so nervous and afraid… One thing is to paint in your comfort zone, other is to paint live in front of people that you know…  The nervousness wasn’t going away… I wasn’t happy with what I was painted… I quietly prayed… I asked God to be there with me because I wasn’t liking what I was doing… Then it hit me: Hey, you are abstract painter… do what you know how to do… And I did… I was letting fear of criticism take over what I know how to do and what I love to do… The nervousness took off… and I was able to enjoy the moment… I remembered the verse… the love of God, His perfect love for me right there cast away the fear I was having… The painted was kind of brownish… so I took a picture of the palette I used… and to top it off, people liked the painting and it already belongs by someone else! :))


Day 100 – Fighting to be…

“Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!” Psalm 31:24

(How often we feel so overwhelmed by our surroundings… the feeling that we’ve been drowned by everything… that’s when we got to be strong, courageous and keep waiting for the Lord. If you get a chance, read the whole chapter.)


Day 93 – Ask!

“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” John 16:24


Day 73 – Being established…

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9


Day 66 – The right target

“So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.” 2 Corinthians 5:9


Day 58 – Run free!

“In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free.” Psalm 118:5


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