A Blessing

I just reread a book yesterday. Its title is "The Creative Call" by Janice Elsheimer. It is a great book to refresh your artistic vision. We are all artists. You may not know your artistic bent yet....but it is in there. This book helps you discover your hidden and not so hidden creative side. In Psalm 139 the Lord tells us we are fearfully and wonderfully made. So YOU are a work of art made by our creator.
Read the King James version below and consider His great love for YOU.

Psalm 139

O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.

Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.

For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

You can read the rest of this Psalm and God's other wonderful thoughts of you in the Bible.
Yes, we came with an instruction manual!

I am praying that you realize how much He loves you and desires your friendship. The blessing below is in the book I told you of earlier, " The Creative Call"

May the God of gentleness be with you,
caressing you with sunlight and rain,
caressing you with rain and wind.
May His tenderness shine through you,
to warm all those who are hurt and alone.
May the God of strength be with you,
holding you in strong-fingered hands.
May you be a sacrement of His strength
to those whose hands you hold.
May the God of gentleness be with you,
caressing you with sunlight and rain,
caressing you with rain and wind.




Kristin said…
Hello Debbie,

I have started my day by your poetic and positive post. It took me years to realize that the Bible is just the instruction manual that I needed. Lately, I try to make sure that I have a "manual"* in many a room in my house -- and car too, making precious spare time "prayer time" (that is, when I am collected enough, calm enough, to remember to reach for it!)

*I enjoy reading children's Bibles, as well. We've collected several over the years (as gifts); beautifully illustrated, they are a pleasure to see on the coffee table, in the kitchen, or in a guest room...
I love to read children's Bibles as well. The simplicity of the text and the beautiful art always refreshes my vision of "coming to Him as a little child".


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