21.875 x 27.875 x 0.750 inches
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The Overcoming Worshipper
Painting - Mixed Media Acrylic
Unlocking Your Heart: The Overcoming Worshipper
Overcoming means pressing into God even through adversity. It�s standing on God�s promises and refusing to give up, no matter what you have to push through. It�s hoping and trusting in God, that He will take care of you and bring you to the abundant destiny he has for you, including fully releasing you in your artistic gift, simply because you believe and do the things He tells you to do. He will make a way where there is no way, one step at a time! Refuse to look at the circumstances of your life, at all those negative things that make you feel trapped, hopeless, oppressed, and anxiety-ridden. Instead, choose to listen to what your Creator tells you. Hear His voice, seek His face, touch His heart. Follow only after Him. He will lead the way and light the path. He will show you the way. He will not give up on you. Do not give up on yourself., nor on Him, no matter how hard it gets or how long it takes, no matter how dark and narrow the path. Your God will never leave your or forsake you. He is with you �till the end, and He is big enough to take you through to the other side. He is here to heal your heart, cleanse you, and give you a brand new life with a bright, beautiful future. Each day is new. Trust Him. He loves you. That love is all you need. It is enough. It is enough. It will carry you to the mark, to that spacious, beautiful place of your freedom.
In this painting, the Overcoming Worshipper, the artist/worshipper (which is me and maybe you� this is why the face is blank) is pressing in to her God, despite the adversity around her. She is willing to be transparent before God and before others. She sees a reality other than the broken world she lives in. She sees the power of God, and what Jesus did on the cross, and she believes in it! She knows her God is faithful. She knows her God has been with her through good times and bad, and that He has wept with her and laughed with her; that He has cared tenderly for her, and brought her through so much. He has become her life-source. With reckless abandon, she has given her heart completely to Him. She worships him for who He is, for the sweet promises He has given her, and for the ways He has come through for her, even when she didn�t always get what she wanted, even when life has been harsh and cruel. She is beginning to understand why God allows such things, His sovereignty, and divine plan to restore justice, correct the wrongs, and bring restoration. She is coming into a revelation of His infinite goodness and incomprehensible love for her-which allows her little by little to open her heart to be touched by Him. Little, by little the thick, hard, sharp layers of her heart begin to get softened, the junk begins to fall off; the weights begin to be removed. She finds herself becoming lighter and lighter, more and more secure. The way gets easier and easier in the Spirit, despite the obstacles of the flesh and the world. She�s becoming more confident that the problems she encounters are no match for God, because He knows the answers, and He�s willing to show her. He wants her to be free, even more than she does. She dances before him because she sees the destiny she has in Him. She knows that she is free in Him. As she worships before him, despite even the circumstances she still faces today, butterflies are being released to represent her beautiful transformation and the freedom she is encountering. Her freedom is being manifested in the Spirit first, but she knows it is only a matter of time, before her reality in the physical world, lines up with what she knows to be true in the Spirit World. She is free. She is an overcomer! She has the victory in Christ!
March 10th, 2012
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