Amidst all the world news lately, I am so thankful my hope rest in God alone, Creator of Heaven and Earth. He is Almighty and He is Sovereign - Praise God! I am really enjoying experimenting with watercolors this summer - the light and airy feel is perfect for a summertime scripture design. Grab your free printable by clicking the image below. Enjoy!
The Lord is really re-birthing my love for art and creating. I have never been so drawn to His word and the gift He has given me like this before. Yesterday I stopped by the Illustrated Faith blog, and the post referenced a blog called Gracelaced. From what I have read and explored there, she has a beautiful heart for God and amazing creations inspired from His word. She inspired this piece as I desire to practice some watercolor techniques and experiment more. I felt led to scribe Isaiah 61:3 and thankful that He replaces our ashes, mourning and sorrows with His beautiful gifts of beauty, joy and praise. What are you thankful for today? Be blessed today!
While I was creating this piece for July 4th, I was experimenting with my watercolor background. As the red and blue slowly starting mixing into a faint purple, God was speaking to me about that color representing royalty. We are a nation created under His royalty - under the one true God. America has always been a wonderful "melting pot", a mixing of culture and peoples; a great country founded on freedom and hope. As we celebrate our independence, I pray we remember our heritage as a nation under God. I pray blessings over our leaders, and all the men and women who serve to fight for our freedom, both physically in military service and spiritually in prayer.