Illuminate: Brightened With Light

 
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God
was hovering over the waters.
(Genesis 1:2 NIV)
 



 
And God said, “Let there be light,”
and there was light.
 
 

 
 
 
 God saw that the light was good,
and he separated the light from the darkness.
(Genesis 1:3-4 NIV)
 
 
As this month comes to an end, desire calls me closer to the flame of God’s light. I want to explore and express His light in fresh ways. As I follow God into the unknown of the future, I see a blank canvas. God hovering over me.
 
The old landscapes and portraits of my life stacked in a dark corner will still speak of who I am, but I want more than the past to define me. A clean, fresh start draws me.
 
I realized recently that as I child, I did not trust my own expression. I let my art teachers “help” me. I may have started a painting, but when I was dissatisfied with my efforts, I would call the teacher over. Inviting him to paint in where I felt deficient to create an image as realistic as possible.
 
As I grown woman, I want to trust myself, as one created in the image of God, capable of expressing my own unique voice and style. I may have to copy others for awhile, and ask them to teach me. But in the end, I hope what others see on the canvas will be a purer expression of me.
 
I desire illumination. God decorating my life. Broad strokes of the Holy Spirit brightening my perspective. I want to engage my spirit and my intellect in God honoring ways. His light shining through all my being.
 
 
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4 thoughts on “Illuminate: Brightened With Light

  1. A noble desire to be sure. It's amazing how we stand with the family of believers, but are so distinct and unique when our Father's light is shining in and through us… Great analogy. (from one who flunked art class…)

  2. Kel, I named my blog Three Way Light because I was drawn to images of God reflecting His light through us, as well as using the Word to illuminate the dark places of our lives that he wants to set us free in. I like the phrase, "Broad strokes of the Holy Spirit brightening my perspective." Yes, come Holy Spirit and God shine through the windows of our lives.Always love your words!

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