Sunday, February 22, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #4, Wisdom

Note: Please click here to see today's Glory Art {Tip}.

The Study
On January 14, 2015, one of my daughter's went in for an epidural spinal injection. She also had spinal surgery back in October. As we arrived at the neurosurgeon's office, we met with the doctor, and then they took her back for the injection. About 15 minutes later, the doctor calls me back, took me to a room and said "We have had to call the squad. She has had an anaphylactic reaction to one of the medications." The ambulance arrived, rushed us to the trauma center, and we almost lost our precious girl. Amazingly, seven hours later she was released, and we were able to make the one hour and 15 minute ride home. We were told to keep an eye on her because she could have another reaction in the middle of the night. Needless to say, I did not sleep. During the time I was awake, the Holy Spirit spoke to me. We knew that she had had a strange reaction to the general anesthesia during her spinal surgery but the staff felt it was normal. God revealed to me that it was not normal and that what happened on January 14th is exactly what happened after her surgery in October but the reaction wasn't quite as severe the first time. The hospital staff never picked up on it, and now we clearly see the connection. God's wisdom and prompting led me to search out the connection between the two incidences, and now we know that she can never have a certain class of drugs ever again. Without God's insight, we would not have linked these two occurrences. Praise God for His amazing wisdom!

As Christians, the Holy Spirit guides us in wisdom and truth. He gives us wisdom through His word, circumstances, mature Christians, the prompting of the Holy Spirit, etc. Sometimes the Holy Spirit guides us by a gentle whisper like He did to me. I could have ignored it but that certainly would not have been a wise thing to do. I woke up even more determined to fight for my daughter and her healthcare. And look at these scriptures on wisdom. The scripture in Exodus is where God chose Bezale and filled him with wisdom and understanding to do the job God had for him. 

Exodus 35:30-32 "Then Moses said to the Israelites, See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and He has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze."

God prepares us and gives us wisdom for any work or service that He has for us. So if you have been called to do something but are scared that you are not equipped, leave that to God. He wants you to rely on Him. If you already knew how to do the job then you wouldn't need Him, would you? Then who would get the glory, honor, and praiseyou or God? What He gives us is for His glory not ours. His glory should be our desire. He will give you the wisdom you need, just ask.

James 1:5 "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."

1 Kings 4:29 "God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore."

Wow, wisdom and insight as measureless as the sand on the seashore! Ask and He gives generously! He gives in abundance. Wow! He enables us and gives us insight. He gave me the wisdom to look further into what happened to my daughter. He will give you wisdom too. Be listening, and seek Him in everything, everyday!

Proverbs 2:6 "For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding."

Proverbs 3:13 "Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding."

The Art
For my art today, I chose to create four Scripture Art Cards. The verses I used were all listed above: 1 Kings 4:29, James 1:5, and Proverbs 2:6. I loved the 1 Kings verse and chose my colors as I thought of the ocean and seashore. I still am in awe that He gives us wisdom and insight as measureless as the sand on the seashore. What an awesome, gracious, and loving God we serve!




Feel free to join us on the Facebook page where some people will be sharing their creations. We also have some discussions that will be going on there too about the study. If you don't use Facebook and want to share your creation here, do so below by using Inlinkz! To see all of the information regarding this challenge and the previous studies and art tips, please see this post here. Blessings to you as you study and seek Him for wisdom in all things!

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Glory Art {Tips} A Makeup Sponge and a Flip Flop

Now from today's title, you are probably wondering what the tip is going to be today. Well, these are a couple of things that I have learned in Christy Tomlinson's online classes, and they have become things that I use a lot for added texture to my creations. So grab a makeup sponge and a flip flop, and let's get started. :)

Makeup sponges are inexpensive, and you can use them in a lot of ways. This tip I love because it's a different shape than I usually use. I am a circle girl. You probably see circles on most of my creations. Well, this time we are going to cut the sponge so that you create a square. Make sure when you purchase a package of sponges that they can be easily cut into a square. I like to buy the wedge-shaped sponges. Once you have the sponge cut, dip it into some acrylic paint or ink and stamp away. Such an easy, fun technique. Here you can see two of my cards "in process" after stamping some squares using white acrylic paint. Below that, you will see another example of stamping squares. I am creating a canvas, and it is "in process" and not nearly done but I thought you would enjoy seeing another example of stamped squares.


When purchasing flip flops, look at the sole of the shoe. They have many different patterns. The one I have and love has lines. You can see how I stamped the lines on my card. I used black ink but I also use gesso a lot too as you can tell from the flip flop piece. Yes, I do cut the flip flops so they are easier to handle. Buying children's flip flops work great!

Thanks for joining me, and remember, to see all of the previous art tips, please see this post here. I hope you have enjoyed today's easy and inexpensive tip! Have fun with those flip flops and sponges. Blessings,

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