Month: September 2010

My Sketch Book Update

Once again the title says it all, keeping it short and sweet here are some updates from my sketch book. šŸ™‚

Please do not copy this pictures to your computer, they are under copyright .

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Standing on the Promises

Standing on the promises of God, what does that mean? What are the promises of God? These are two questions I had today so with the gears of my mind spinning I went to go search them out. I did some Bible study using Logos I found a few answers to one of my questions. The promises of God are

  • The gift of the Holly Spirit (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4)
  • The fulness of life and eternal life (Hebrews 12:16)
  • The Resurrection (John 5:29)
  • The forgiveness of sin (1 John 1:9)
  • The presence of God ( Exodus 3:12)
  • The peace of God (Romans 5:1)

This is only a short list out of all that I found, I picked that ones that are most importuned Ā to me. So for the next question what does standing on the promises of God mean, well to the best ability it means to ponder, pray, and study daily the promises that God has given to us to pull us forward in are lives as believers in Christ.

With promises like this to pull us on, dear friends, let’s make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us, both within and without. Let’s make our entire lives fit and holy temples for the worship of God. (2 Corinthians 7:1, The Message)

Here is my newest sunday sermon sketch it illustrates a Christian in the midst of a howling storm of doubt and fear, fear of what you mighty wonder well for me it’s fear life, fear of the unknown, fear of the future, and fear of failing. In the sketch you will see that if that Christian moved he would be swept away but if he stands strong on the promises of God he is safe from the storm. Note that even thou he is safe he can still see the fierceness of the storm around him that is where faith in Gods promises comes in.


Standing on the Promises

STANDING ON THE PROMISES
by Debra Snipes

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

Well those are my thoughts for the week please comment and tell me what you think and if its something God used to speak to in any way tell some one about it start a conversation. Tell next week Stand Strong my friends in Christ.
Garret
A warrior of the Living God

A Lady in Shadow

Back to the Real World…..

run Forest! run!

running leap and then trip and fall

Just like the title says I’m back from my vacation in Ā Garden GroveĀ California. I thought I would come back ease into nice school schedule life would be good, but things rarely go as planed. It was more like a running leap trip then fall flat of face type of week. It’s been very hectic and I haven’t even started school, I’ve been looking at career options( Illustration of Landscape Architect are my biggest two) , reading, studying for my drivers permit, making design plans for are family garden ( that will be a later post), getting back into a work schedule with my two bosses and on top of all that my dog Mickey was attacked by a stray dog in are neighborhood and now has seven stitches which are now becoming infected ( huge vet bill). Know that I given you an over view on what my lives been like let me just say my God is AWESOME I don’t know what I would do with out Him to trust in and point my thoughts to when life seems to be going on around me and I’m just stuck floating doing nothing. Even though my life has been wild this past week it seems that I’ve had all the time in the world to do the thing that brings me joy, Art. When I draw all my fears, worries, and burdens mean nothing I’m at peace its like going on a vacation every time I look at a blank piece of paper and see the potential of what it could become.

Women in Shadows

"A Lady in Shadow: in progress

Here is one of the pieces I finished this week named “A Lady in Shadow” ( what a classic art name I know) it was done using earth colored chalk on Carson 18”x24” paper. I Started it as a quick gesture pose study but I was kind of sucked in to my art and this is the end result I’m very pleased on how it turned out, You see I hate drawing people, but I finally broke the ice with Gods helping hand leading the way.

A Lady in Shadow

"A Lady in Shadow" full

Women in Shadows

"A Lady in Shadow" close up

Cannabis plant

room to grow

I didn’t get everything right and still have lots of room to grow but that’s just life. For now I will continue to following my God and King to the best on my ability as a saved sinner. I pray that your week will go better than my did and if it does not remember God is always there even when we fill alone, so lean on Him. Stand Strong my friends holding things of this world loosely and holding fast to God.

Garret

A Warrior of the Living God.