God, the Gentleman

The enemy bullies his way into our lives through lies, manipulation, and deception. He does not ask politely.

Not so with God. He quietly, gently calls to us… inviting us to answer His call to come closer to Him. He always insists upon our freedom.

Sometimes, often, we wish He would force His will onto us. The Christian walk might be so much easier that way. But it would not be authentic.

And so God, the gentleman, waits for us to ask, to seek, to knock. Then He responds. He always responds!

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New Painting! The Trees Will Rejoice

My latest painting! “The Trees Will Rejoice”

“Oh, sing unto the LORD a new song! Sing unto the LORD, all the earth.” Psalm 96:1

The 96th Psalm is a jubilant praise song. It declares the glory of God to all the nations. All of God’s marvelous #creation praises Him, the heavens, the earth, the sea, the fields and woods.

I love to be outdoors enveloped by nature. I especially love to hike through the woods. God’s presence is so evident when I stroll beneath the regal oaks and pines in the forests next to our homestead. I have often noted how the trees, with their leafy branches reaching toward the sun, appear to be praising their Creator. And they are!

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