25th April 2018
In Church on Sunday I felt the Lord encouraging me to use my artistic skills in my life to a greater degree. I felt Him say; 'I gave you this artistic gift- why on earth would you not use it?' I wrote this down as Peter was preaching. It was like the Lord was perplexed that I was not using my gift, that brings me so much joy and peace. Then there was an alter call for people who were perplexed. I'm mildly and cheerfully curiously perplexed about a few things in my life at the moment (aren't we all?) - but particularly perplexed professionally, and this urge to use my artistic gifts alongside another gifting I believe I have added to the potion. However, I was excited that God had mentioned this to me.
At the end of the service I wanted to put a 'Gideon's Fleece' over what I felt I had heard- so I went for prayer ministry giving a very basic description of being professionally perplexed and not mentioning art at all. I felt Gods presence immediately as the prayer began. Nearing the end one of the women praying for me said, and she looked a little confused- I feel I need to share this with you. I see Jesus as the carpenter and he is making things with his hands, he is crafting things in his workshop- and I feel the Lord is saying that He will bless the work of your hands, specifically your hands as you craft things.'
What a lovely and humbling assurance that He speaks. He speaks to us. He spoke to me....now where are my pencils?
Posted by Maureen Hopkins