Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Heart Softened by the Blood

When we allow the Blood of Jesus to do its work in our lives, God takes our hard hearts of stone and transforms our hearts into heart of flesh.  He softens our hearts and gives us a new spirit.  He takes all our stubborn pride exchanges it for humility.  He takes all our sadness and gives us His joy.  He takes all our selfishness and create in us a compassion and love for others.  It is by His blood that we are changed into people that are able to be a light and impact the world around us.

Scripture reference:  Ezekial 11:19-20

Transformed by the Cross

When we come to know Jesus and the price that He paid, with His life, for us to be reconnected with our Father and Creator, there is a transformation that begins to take place in our lives.  God takes us from a place of darkness, lonliness and shame where we are bound by the chains of sin in our lives...(sins of idolatry, immorality, perversion, addiction, unforgiveness, pride....etc) and then he moves us into a place of light where His mercy, forgiveness, grace and favor shine upon us.  The place where the fire of His Spirit stirs within us and leads us to places of victory where we before only knew defeat.  It is a place where the anointing for change rains down like rain and brings us to a place of success, prosperity and abundance in our lives.  The crown in this painting represents the priviledge that we have to experience live as the children of the King of Kings.  The Cross of Calvary is where a hopeless, desperate soul receives hope and grace for future.

Scripture references:  John 3:16-17, Hebrews 12:28-29, Acts 2:1-4, Jeremiah 29:11, and 1 Corinthians 2:9

Protected by "I AM"

Sometimes God will take us through the fires of trials and tribulations in order to form us and test our hearts.  But, He promises us that He will never leave us, nor forsake us.  And sometimes Satan comes at us with  attacks, but God promises us that no weapons formed against us will prosper.  This painting is a rendering of these truths that are found in God's Word. 

Scripture references: Isaiah 54:17, Hebrews 13:5-6, Romans 5:1-5, and 1 Peter 4:12-16