This is the work I was talking about in a previous post. This was my first time using oil pastels. I used the Portfolio Series water-soluble Oil Pastel. I think it could have been a bit neater but since it’s my first time using oil pastel, I’m not taking it seriously.
Remember to be a generous and cheerful giver by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
1 John 3:24 says, “Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us”.
Keep His commandments – obey Him (God, His Word and His voice).
Abide in Him. Abide – to remain; stay. to dwell; reside. to comply with; submit to. to remain faithful to. You abide in God through His word, staying in righteousness (repenting/confessing of sins), praising and worshipping Him in spirit and in truth. Have a relationship with God…& He will abide in you. Now that’s being in tune with God!
Because we abide in Him and keep His commandments we know and are sure that He(God) abides in us through His Holy Spirit which He has given to us.
Through the Holy Spirit; read John 14:16-18, John 16:13.
John 14:16-18 “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”
John 16:13 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
Past prayers are meaningful…some how they shine a light,
on what was,
what can be,
and what still is.
Personal update: Spring semester has been over for about two weeks now. My final grades are wonderful, but they could’ve been better. I’m working on a sky blue headband, basic knit style. My next knitting project will either be jewelry or a light weight scarf…I’ll have to stop by a craft store some time this week. I recently finished FOUR drawings!!I’m excited because I think this is the first time I’ve done so much in the span of only two or three days, finishing a drawing project normally takes me more than two weeks. With one of those four drawings I experimented with oil pastels…they actually remind me of crayons, with the exception that I can blend colors with water when I use oil pastels. AND my guitar playing has gotten better!!! I still need more improvement, but I’m happy with where I’ve reached.