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shelter webToday it was the memory of this painting capturing my attention and speaking of the rest and shelter that is found with the Lord. I am so happy it found a special home.

Many years ago a friend suggested to read Psalm 91. I did…over and over and over. This summer included an extended time of Psalm 23. It will never be a funeral Psalm to me again – it is so filled with promise and hope! Recently includes a return to Ephesians which is filled with wonder…

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Romans 11:33 NLT

Always new things to discover and knowing God’s word helps us to know Him.

How are we to have the mind of Christ unless we seek to know His ways?

It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.

It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This signet from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.
Ephesians 1:11-14 MSG

I pray you will find a book, chapter or verse that will be a resting and launching place for you in this coming year – or month – or week. One that touches you deeply and brings you closer to His heart. 

5 thoughts on “favorites”

  1. Thanks for sharing, Judi. As always beautiful words and beautiful art. The chapter I’m dwelling on is Ephesians 2. I believe it captures my journey from choosing my own will to surrendering to God’s will for my life. The painting is amazing.

    1. One of the great things about art – it continues to speak AND differently to others. Painting it said many things and remembering it much more. In tough spots, I picture myself “there” in rest under His shelter. Now you get to enjoy that part of it too! I am so glad that this painting went to you Kris. His perfect fit!! Bless you ❤

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