It has been one of those weeks, you know when the Lord is testing you faith and the devil
is trying to destroy it? Yes, besides a heat wave (and i can’t tolerate the heat), I found out I had Intermediate Uveitis, an inflammation in the middle part of my eye which is quite serious, causing floaters and diminished eyesight. This is in addition to the jelly part detaching. (See Lord Open My Eyes)
My top doctors at Stanford are running blood tests for some pretty scary diseases, like Cancer, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis, which can all cause inflammation. Treatment: Chemotherapy. Oh no. Never Lord. I can’t go through that. How will I see to write and paint? I implored of Him. On top of all this my internet went out today. Can anyone say Devil?
In spite of all this, I did manage to create my first samples of my art greeting cards: Christian greeting cards featuring my paintings with Scripture. The Lord gave me a vision to combine my paintings with verses I write, and pitch them as a new greeting card line to publishing companies.
I was amazed I figured out how to print them right side up, not down, and get the inside verses on the right page. They looked beautiful when I was done. See for yourself! God has been faithful with my art and writing ministries and it is very special to be able to combine both in one new creative form to give Him glory.
I spent yesterday in the cool air conditioned library researching publishing companies to send to. Later at home I took pictures of my samples turning them into jpeg files so I could submit them via email to the editors. Some I mailed out via snail mail, feeling like I was turning my babies over to the US Postal Service, hoping they would arrive safely into the editors hands.
With a prayer and a wish, I now leave the outcome in the Lord’s hands as to if and when they will be published. But one thing I know, His Word will not return to Him void, and the Scripture embossed on each card will touch hearts and deposit seeds of faith as only God’s Word can do. (Isaiah 55:11)
Would you pray for me my readers?
I have placed my eye in the Lord’s hands and ask you to pray for His healing power to heal the inflammation in my eye and restore my eyesight to normal.
For peace for me as I wait for the test results.
For favor with the editors as they view my sample greeting cards.
For boldness as I volunteer with Jews for Jesus in their online chat room the month of July.
And for protection from the Devil and his schemes as I step out in faith to further the Kingdom of God.
Whew that is a lot to pray for! It comforts me to think of you all around the world lifting me up to the Father. Thank you, my friends. (smile)
To see my Scripture art click on ‘my art’ above or www.giftsofhisglory.com.
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