Friday, 6 February 2015

Take Me Deeper - February Week 1

Well that's another week passed with me barely seeing it lol! Lots of late nights this week for some reason, which meant I wasn't up as early and lost my creating time, and time when I can easily go online to HKC and other places uninterrupted! Plus my dad was unwell, which when he's 90, is always cause for concern. As always though, head down, plough on, with prayer, and see where I end up!

So, February Week 1! I started at John 3:16 of course - For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.
Then I was drawn to John 3:8 - 'the wind blows wherever it wishes; you hear the sound it makes but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. It is like that with everyone who is born of the Spirit.'
Well then I wanted to know more about what that actually meant! I found two commentaries: The first was saying that the Spirit sends influence where, when and on whom and in what measure and degree he pleases, leading to regeneration and transformation. God sent His Son to make us aware, accepting and believing.
The second commentary gave this: that in human minds the Spirit doesn't reveal itself, but its effects - we discern the Spirit's presence by its effects.

I then read John 3:21 - But those who do what is true come to the light in order that the light may show that what they did was in obedience to God.

So somehow I was meandering through all these thoughts and readings and no definitive image was coming to mind! Which after last month was a bit disconcerting lol! So I prayed and opened up Photoshop and just started to put stuff on the page. I actually started with creating a word art around the word Believe but that was completely left behind once the piece started to form!!

The page has a hint of a representation of our world with the circle and the trees behind the hands. The hands are of course representing God giving the world His precious gift. I liked the idea of keeping the butterfly as an ongoing theme since my transformation is ongoing and it seemed to fit with the idea of the wind blowing in John 3:8. It also, through its gentleness, seemed to represent what I read in John 3:17 - 'For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but its Saviour.' There is a representation of the wind there, swirling around within the light, included for John 3:21. Of course, my Logos365 word, Focus, is easily represented here with the butterfly being the central focus of the image and of the readings!

Looking at this now I'm amazed how this came from reading one verse, John 3:16, and being led through other readings and commentaries towards this summary of it all! I'm sitting here almost in disbelief in what taking part in TMD is doing for me! If you're not already taking part, why not come and have a look and join us?! Doesn't have to be digital art, it can be any kind of creating you please! We have people creating beautiful pieces in mixed media, materials, photographs,'s wonderful and so inspiring! You can find take Me Deeper at His Kingdom Come here!
Bernie x
(made with my own paper as background then the rest created with CU brushes. Hands with butterfly image is a brush from Spiritsigh at DeviantArt.)

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