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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Using My Inner Child to Draw For a College Class Assignment

Psalm 46 is my favorite Psalm. God is my refuge. I KNOW He protects me always, through all storms in my life, past present and future. I make sure to dress in my armor daily so that I am able to stand firm in my faith come what may. The girl in the picture is supposed to be me. As you can see, I am wearing my full suit of armor. I am singing praises with a smile on my face!

The mountains are slipping into the heart of the sea. I can be found at the river. I show streams of water, representing Jesus Christ, encircling me and I will not be moved! The sun is just coming up. I hope you can see the sunrise sky; my scanner is not being the kindest as far as the picture is concerned. Under volcanoes, you can see bows are broken, spears are cut in half and the chariots are on fire. I am standing still, firmly rooted in my faith like the trees I stand between. I shout out triumphantly as quoted in this Psalm: The LORD of hosts is with us, The God of Jacob is our stronghold. (Psalm 46:11, NASB)

I think this Psalm has a biblical world view in the truth that we have all witnessed such things as mountains quaking, and waves crashing onto the shore and changing the landscape. We are watching before our eyes a world in turmoil and at war. This Psalm reminds us that when chaos strikes as it is guaranteed to do until the end times, we are to be still and rest in the LORD. I believe we all need reminding that it is pointless to fret!

I am currently in my final week of Psalms and this week’s discussion assignment was to provide an artistic representation of our favorite Psalm. I was going to take a bunch of pictures and photo shop what God had given me in a dream as I prayed for discernment regarding this and I found myself without the use of all those tools. What I did find was white paper and a ton of broken crayons at my disposal. The mere fact that I was led to create a child like drawing cracks me up. As we know we are advised to become like little children in God’s word. With that being said, Here is my picture:

For those without a Holy Bible, below is Psalm 46 in it's entirety:

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy dwelling places of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. 6 The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted. 7 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.

8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has wrought desolations in the earth. 9 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire. 10 "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." 11 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.

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