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Reflections/snoitcelfeR on James 1:22-24

So the journey with this Art Parable started more than 20 years ago and I am still discovering the meaning of these scriptures. I am posting the initial drawing I sketched in 1996 of Reflections/snoitcelfeR ©1996 Debbie Turner Chavers. This is a bit of an introduction into how my scripture study, drawing, and painting of Art Parables processes over time, sometimes over years! *I will post the "finished painting" from this 1996 sketched version at a later date. As with any endeavor in our walk with God, He has opened my eyes of understanding layer by layer. Twenty years ago I was living in Hawaii and obviously that translated to my sketch. When the Lord first showed me this particular image with James 1:22-24 I saw it quite personally. Yet as with most things in our life, knowledge and application of bible study have changed me as God  has showed me the universal need of all to see Him. So a lot of my imagery for my art parables are Water-Men to represent everyone, mal

Mirrored Reflections-Art Parable

Mirrored Reflections © 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers James 1:22-24 God's word causes us to see ourselves. The glass is like a two way mirror! Walk His Way and forget what manner of man or woman you once were and see the new creation you have become. We are called to be Christ followers-mirrored reflections of His perfection. James 1:22   But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your ownselves. James 1:23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass. James 1:24  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. Studying this scripture I noted a few things.  The hearing and doing required effort, due diligence.  A steady walk and a continual study of God's word. Relationships are hard to maintain when effort is only put forth occasionally.  Spend time with God in fellowship and study of His word. Even in our everyday life our

Eye to Eye Friendship

Waiting to Be Filled © 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers Friendship is a sacred trust. Jesus has said we are his friends. He has given us a place of honor, a seat at the bride grooms table. He bids us come and eat and be filled. He has called us Friend.  Fellowship within the body of Christ is a call to keep our eyes on Christ. In our natural state we surely will disappoint one another. We are to judge fruit..not one another. No logs or motes are we to see but only remember He is the one who hung on a tree and shed His blood for you and me. His eyes are ever on us, and as His child and friend we are to honor that sacred trust and fix our gaze upon Him. Eye to eye. Recently I met someone for lunch and prayed about the intended fellowship and the possible future friendship. I sought the Lord in prayer..talking out loud to Him as I traveled to the destination. My question was answered. The answer was..Mine the treasure that is within this new acquaintance. The treasure is the knowle

Grace and Color Chips of White

Behold the Man,The Word Became Flesh © 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers John 1:14 It is difficult for a human to realize the purity of righteousness until they have recognized the dark stain of unrighteousness. Pure white never looks as brilliant to the natural eye until contrasted with another color. I was not able to appreciate spotless until I saw my sin from His view. I had played in the world and needed a cleaning transformation. But my perception was ..I am a good person. A nice person. We have many variations of self perceived self righteousness. I was wrong. Just as there are no stages of perfection achieved by human endeavor there are no stages of salvation. We have nothing to add in our flesh except submission to His perfect gift of righteousness. It is no longer about who I am, but whose I am. A "good' person sees themselves and their actions as a neutral white. But visit any paint aisle and you will be amazed at the many hues of white.  Human

Preparation and Persistance in Study and Prayer

Feed My Lambs, Feed My Sheep © 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers Close-up of  Feed My Lambs, Feed My Sheep © 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers We prepare ourselves to meet needs and the LORD fills us and enlarges our understanding of the Word and His Way.  We also have friends on their journey and it is a grief of heart to have nothing to set before them. Take time as needed to study to show yourself approved.  The three loaves reminded me of the knowledge of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  You ask.. You seek.. You knock.. Someone is going to show up. Be prepared. ~ Debbie Luke 11:5-9  And he said unto them,  Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves: For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, trouble me not; the door is now shut and my children are with me in bed: I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Th