Saturday, February 14, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #3 - TRUTH

Happy Valentines Day!  I hope all of you are showing love today.  I know I love all of my blogging friends and am so thankful when you stop by and see me.  I am trying harder to get by to see all my friends out there in blog land, but I will say with a full time job and other things going on in my life, it is hard sometimes.
Today, I have finished my 3rd challenge for this years Glory Art Challenge and I must say I am loving this mixed media.  Now as I have said before, I don't know if each one of my challenges will be mixed media, but I can say if time permits I plan on doing them.  My daughter asked me this morning what I was going to do with them all and I didn't even have to think.  I will be putting them in the room that I have for my grandchildren.  I must repaint it first as I would like it to be a pale yellow which fits both boy and girl.  But I am praying that as they walk into the room, they will fill the presence of an almighty God!
The 3rd challenge was all about truth.  What does truth mean to you?  "What is truth?" is a very simple question.  Of course, answering it isn't so simple.  We can offer definitions like "Truth is that which conforms to reality, fact, or actuality."  But how many people actually believe that?
For the Christian, the ultimate expression of truth is found in the Bible, in Jesus who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life..." (John 14:6).  It goes on to say "no one comes to the Father except through me."  Do you believe that?  As Christians we should believe the Word of God and by believing it as truth, then we know the only way to the Father is through Jesus.  He is the Truth!
John F MacArthur said this, "Here’s a simple definition drawn from what the Bible teaches: Truth is that which is consistent with the mind, will, character, glory, and being of God. Even more to the point: Truth is the self-expression of God. That is the biblical meaning of truth."
So if we are to reflect God in our lives, we have to show truth daily and to do that, we need all of Jesus we can get.  And, I for one want all I can get. 
My verse for my mixed media today is, Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Psalm 25:5
I love butterflies, so today I wanted to add those butterflies to my canvas and that is what I did. I followed a wonderful video for mixed media by Susanne Rose which is wonderful.  I did not realize I did not have another 8X10 canvas so today I used what I had in the house which was a 14X11.  I hope you like it and are blessed by what God has given me today.
Here are some close ups for you to see.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out Patter's wonderful post about truth.  And I just realized that I used the same verse as Patter when I went over to get her link.  That is OK if that has what God gave us both.  I am sure you will enjoy her post.  It is wonderful as always.


Nancy said...

Gorgeous page, Jonia! Beautiful color, texture, design, and Scripture! Thank you! :o)

Susan M said...

what a great idea for your canvases ! Your grandchildren will love them .This one is beautiful , such lovely colours and love the butterflies!

Robyn said...

Your talents are far reaching!! Lovely work of art!

Natalie said...

Beautiful faith page, Jonia! Love the butterflies and all the texture you've designed into it! Gorgeous work of art and inspiring Scripture!