Gallery of worship
Out of the darkness and depression,
hope rises and faith is renewed.
Nothing you are going through will be wasted.
It will turn to the sweetest, richest of poetry.
“God has filled him with his power and Spirit and given him skill, ability, and understanding for every kind of artistic work... ”
— Exodus 35:31
“Then I was with him, his master craftsman— I was his delight daily, continuously rejoicing in his presence.”
— Proverbs 8:30
“Sing to him a new song;
and shout for JOY!”
— Psalm 33:3
Gallery of Worship:
Join me as we cling to the arts and express our faith and joy in sweet Jesus!
splatter Joy challenge (June):
Now it's your turn!
Inspiration: ISAIAH 12
Last year, God asked me to camp out in Isaiah 12 for four months. I painted this watercolor as a picture of drinking from that deep deep well. Later, a friend shared with me her watercolor, also inspired by Isaiah 12! We marveled that we had both been painting the same scripture! So it's your turn to help us finish painting the whole chapter!
Songs of Praise
THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH AND MY SONG
12 In that day you will say:
“I will praise you, Lord.
Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away
and you have comforted me.
2 Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.”
3 With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation.
4 In that day you will say:
“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done,
and proclaim that his name is exalted.
5 Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;
let this be known to all the world.
6 Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”
June 15, 2018
Winners will find their work featured o=in this visual gallery of Isaiah 12. A grand prize will be mailed to the winner.
Meditate on Isaiah 12. As you read the chapter, pray and ask God to lead you and to highlight a verse to you. You may have even just one word or phrase stick out to you. Maybe a vague picture or image comes to your mind. Let's trust that this is from God. You asked Him after all. Now, ask Him to help you as you choose your medium and put your hand to work. May the Lord "bless the work of your hands!" (Psalm 90). Have so much fun spending your time in this new way with the Lord!
To enter, just subscribe below and reply to any Splatter Joy email with "CONTRIBUTE" in to the subject line. Please include:
- The artist's name as you'd like it to appear on the website.
- A one sentence bio including where you are from originally and something you love.
- You are welcome (and encouraged, but not required!) to include the age of the artist too. Because I think it honors the Lord when we share not just our gifts but who we are. I love knowing that a woman in her 80's with arthritis offers her poetry. That an 8th grader offered her masterpiece. And I that an 18 month old boy doodled a praise. It's all precious to me.
- A photo or scanned copy your artwork. Please shoot for good lighting with a clean, uncluttered background like a table, sidewalk, or floor.
By submitting to Splatter Joy, you grant me permission to publish your work on my site if selected and you are spreading more joy to others than you can possibly imagine!
All ages are invited! Invite your grandmas, grandpas, friends, cousins, and your kiddoes to join!
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