Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty.

A few months ago, I discovered Bible art journaling.  It immediately awoke a longing within me.

I have tried keeping a written journal before but never enjoyed it. When I use art in my bible, it is a like a picture is worth a thousand words. It is a meditation of the scriptures, the images are a personal connecting between myself and the Word of God.  It is deeply personal and expresses my heart and feelings without writing a word, unless I choose to add to it.  

Everyone has areas of chaos and turmoil in their lives.  Believers of Christ are not immune from this but we do not have to be held captive by the chaos and turmoil.  God has sent His Spirit through Jesus Christ to break the chains that bind and set us free.  It still requires us to walk away from the things that held us captive, we can choose to go back and put the chains back on, but we can also choose to walk away from those things.  It might just be one single step at a time but with the help and guidance of the Spirit of the Lord, we are never without hope, never without a second, third, forth or more chances to become totally free.  

The Statue of Liberty is the most recognized symbol of freedom in the USA.  Liberty and freedom are often misunderstood.  We tend to think it means we can do whatever we want but many things we want are very harmful to ourselves and others.  True liberty is freedom from being bound by things that hurt us and other, and that trap us and bring us down.  Thankfully, if we ask, the Lord will open our eyes to those things that bind us and set is on the path to true freedom.  If we choose. We can choose freedom or we can choose chains.  

Luke 4:18, 19, 21. 2nd Corinthians 3:17.

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist brush pens on page prepped with Liquitex Fluid Matte Medium.  

*i will be adding the video of the making of this bible page soon!  

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