Friday, February 18, 2011

The Blog that was a week in the making...

Hey Slices! You guys get to listen to me talk about this weeks drawing. My other blog got the notes on the sermon. The art stuff is more open to interpretation. The Lord has been using it as tool to sharpen the different spiritual gifts in me, and CIRCLES is a place for me to be much more vulnerable, candid, and open. Open for encouragement, correction and everything in between. So here goes!

The Drawing before PhotoShop.

These are a few spiritual gifts illustrated. Something you should understand is that I love symbolism! and over the last 6 months or so I've realize why. It's because the Lord uses, and has always used, symbolism to minister to me, just keep that in mind. This is what the Lord put on my heart to draw on Sunday. Now what only took about forty minuets to sketch took a lot longer to understand. The deeper true meaning of the sketch was unfolded to me thought out the week as I colored it and thought about what I meant. A quick side-note on how the Lord works. I find it really awesome that on Sunday all I was doing was drawing a fun picture and listening to an awesome sermon. I had no idea of the true meaning of the drawing while I was drawing it. Which is awesome because it wasn't at all a distract from the sermon. Not only did it distract me from the message it allowed it to follow me around all week! Okay so back to the drawings; the Owl is wisdom, the Eye made of the flaming tongue [like Pentecost] is decrement, the flowers growing out of the heart is joy, and the key I'm pretty sure is a form of healing. At first it was difficult for me to give meaning to all of them. But throughout the week the Lord has given me more and more, like on Wednesday I understood the flowers represent Joy. And as I was typing this I looked up the spiritual gifts on my iPhone interwebz and the Lord told me the key is a representation breaking bondage or a spiritual healing. Then the Lord continued to show me that these are the gifts he is nurturing in me right now. I was hesitating to share that at first, but I realized that was fear. So I am choosing to be bold here, and I trust the Lord with that. Thank you guys for letting me ramble about what's on my heart onto this blog.

The Drawing after Photo Shop

And you should all know that am starting to fall in love with all y'all.

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! It's awesome to see how God's so obviously working through your gift!

    These notes are going to be the making of the most awesome comic book ever!

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  2. Amazing! Prophetic art, that is fantastic. I love that God reveals something, and it has residual "revealings" later on. Thank you so much for sharing and being vulnerable. I think there is such power in declaring what God is doing. It releases something powerful, a spiritual atmospheric shift. Let us be atmosphere-changers through our declarations backed and powered by Christ's love and glory.

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  3. Amazing that you didn't even know the symbolism of your drawing until it was revealed to you. You are an amazing artist and I love to see how God is working through you in your drawings. I love it! You are going to have to draw on my name tag something beautiful!

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  4. "the Lord told me the key is a representation breaking bondage or a spiritual healing. Then the Lord continued to show me that these are the gifts he is nurturing in me right now. I was hesitating to share that at first, but I realized that was fear. So I am choosing to be bold here, and I trust the Lord with that."

    This was for meeeeee!! I am so so elated that you did not allow fear to prevent you from writing this down. It was definitely something that meant a lot to me and God is speaking to me through you. High five & Amen.

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  5. Wow this is amazing. What a great way to use your God-given gifts. He has truly used you to see His beauty and reveal it to others in a new and fresh way. I love when God reveals things to us, but in a way leaves us hanging so that we have to ponder on the very thing He places on our heart...and then... boom! He hits us with clarity and resolution.

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  6. Wow, this is awesome, Frank. It's so awesome that you are able to see God feeding you like this, and how you are growing. I think many people are already beginning to be influenced by your growth in the Lord, simply by being in your presence.

    Also, thanks for talking with me on Saturday. We have more to talk about!

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  7. so great :) and so glad you did not let fear win.

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  8. this is so amazing. you are incredibly talented. thank you for sharing with us. hope i get to know you more soon!

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  9. so beautiful. so real. so creative. loving it! =)

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  10. Really beautiful. I'm so drawn in to your work and the work that God is doing in you that's reflected there.

    Many people make the assumption that art is all about an audience, but I continually find that it's almost a selfish thing. Selfish is the wrong word...it's a PERSONAL thing.

    It's not about who sees it, it's about the artist seeing it. When we get to dig deeply into a thing through art, through the time it takes to plan, produce and perfect it...we often get to see that idea or story or concept from a perspective that no one else can. We own it. It is in the very center of us, planted there through the time and love poured into the piece, whether it is a painting, sketch, theatrical piece, dance, whatever.

    That someone else can enjoy it, learn from it and worship by it...that's just icing!

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  11. I know I'm repeating myself, but your work (and the process)is incredible.

    God is honored through your gifts.

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