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The Sweet, Everlasting Promises of God

Title: The Sweet, Everlasting Promises of God
Artwork by: Jolene Cheng X YMI
Description: 
Sweet treats can be incredibly hard to resist, from chocolates with creamy inner-fillings, refreshing minty gums, to fruit-flavored candies. These candies are an absolute delight for a quick pick-me-up or for snacking in the movies. Like these sugary treats, God’s words are sweet to the soul, and are a great pick-me-up when life tastes like a roll of Sour Tapes. His words fills and sustains us. But unlike these sugary treats, His words last longer than any fix our favorite candy gives us. Let’s dive in today to His words. It is the sweetest survival kit to life.

 

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10 Popular Bible Verses In Illustrations

Title: 10 Popular Bible Verses In Illustrations
Artwork by: Ross Boone (@rossboone)
Description: Think you know what these verses mean? These images provide a fresh spin to these familiar verses, prompting us to look deeper and uncover the layers of meaning in the verses.

 

Sometimes we must look closely to see how Christ has removed death’s sting.

More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. (1 Corinthians 15:15)

 

What does it look like to be both salt poured into the world and light bearing God’s glory to the world?

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:13-16)

 

The human heart is held firmly by the strong talons of the hawk. If the hawk is awakened before the right time, her claws will crush the heart. But if she is awakened when ready, she will soar high with it. Be careful with the power of love.

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires. (Song of Solomon 8:4)

 

God’s abundance and peace can surround us even when the things of the world threaten to take them away from us.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (Psalm 23:5)

 

The tongue is compared to a ship’s rudder, a spark that can set a forest ablaze and an untamed animal full of poison.

But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. (James 3:8)

 

We are reminded that though our earthly journey is hard, those who wait upon the Lord will be strengthened to run and not grow weary.

but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

 

This intertwines three images of the “spirit” presented in the Bible: the spirit as fruit, as a dove, and as a tongue of fire.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)

and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased. (Luke 3:22)

They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. (Acts 2:3)

 

We may feel all alone under an empty sky but we are still in the center of God’s eye. We may feel like a candle that is losing its glow but we are the flame that God has put in this world to shine His light. And His hands are always holding us even when our candle has burnt out completely.

even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. (Psalm 139:12)

 

Even when we are broken, God can spring new life within us. This is the life that leads us to a new and perfect heavenly city.

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (Revelation 21:5)

 

When our hearts become dirty and ashen, God’s Spirit can wash us clean and bring forth new life that blooms for the world to see.

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)

 

 

Seeking Heavenly Things

Title: Seeking Heavenly Things
Materials: Digital hand-drawn lettering
Artwork by: Beth Rufener (@creatifolio)
Description: Those who are redeemed by Jesus Christ are called to seek heavenly things, to make things that are good, pure, lovely, and virtuous our daily portion—just like a hearty, nourishing meal. Seeking and longing after heavenly things will never fail to bless us and fill our souls with contentment. When have we ever regretted helping someone in need, sharing our faith, worshipping with other believers, praising God, or using our talents to give glory to the Lord? Just as a healthy meal gives nourishment to our bodies, a daily portion of these heavenly things will nourish and satisfy our souls.

 

Hungering After Righteousness

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6 KJV)

 

Seek Things Above

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1 KJV)

 

The Lord is my Portion

The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. (Lamentations 3:24 KJV)

Wood You Trust Him?

Title: Wood You Trust Him?
Materials: Paint and Wood
Description: Many people go through trials unseen by others. Perhaps like me, you place all the burdens on yourself through tough times. You forget you are not in it alone.

Trust in His will and who He is. Trust me, things will turn out way better.

I used wood (to inscribe the words on) because I love the idea of taking something so ordinary and making it extraordinary – just like what God does with us, and our situations.

Wood You Trust Him (1)

God never changes, regardless of how our environment does. He’s always good and He always cares. We can rest assure in this certainty.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

 

 

Wood You Trust Him (2)

Because of His death, he has broken the enmity between Jews and Gentiles, and between God and man. We’ve been reconciled to God Himself. Christ is our only peace.  

“For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.” (Ephesians 2:14)

 

 

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The more we deny ourselves, the more God reigns in our hearts. Let’s be living testimonies to show forth His love and grace, so that others might come to know and trust in our Almighty God.

“ He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30)

 

 

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If God can do wonders with our little faith, think of how much more He can do through us if we keep growing in our faith.

“faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain.  ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move.” (Matthew 17:20)

 

Artist Feature | Rachel Stewart

Rachel-Stewart

Ever since I could remember, I have always only wanted to be an artist. My love of art started with drawing people. This then turned into a desire to communicate through my artwork which eventually led to me dabbling in typography and calligraphy.

In life, comparison has been a biggie. I’ve had to learn the difference between inspiration and jealousy. Inspiration helps motivate and grow whereas jealousy creates bitterness and keeps me in the same spot. I’m striving to learn to appreciate without feeling the need to obtain.

With this passion for art and determination to learn, I’m trying to honor God by using them for Him.