Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sometimes I Doodle

I was reading Zechariah 4:1-14 and I was moved by the imagery. I wanted to see it on paper so I scribbled it out. Within this passage is the verse I use so often to remind myself and others that it's NOT our responsibility!!  Zechariah 4:6.

Knowing that I participate in one of those flames as a follower of God in my life's endeavors (see Ephesians 2:10) I rejoice in the picture of the Olive trees (Priest and King) as the source of the light that comes through me.

I'm reminded too of the song I sang w/ my children...or was that my mama singing it with me? "Give me oil in my lamp keep it burnin', give me oil in my lamp I pray, give me oil in my lamp keep it burnin'...keep it burnin' till the break of Day! Hosannah! He is the source. We are the vessel. Remain connected to the Source! Glory!


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Oh Kathy, just the words I need this morning... not by my might, but by his power. Early on my cancer diagnosis he gave me this word from 1 Peter 5:10:

"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast. To him be the power forever and ever!"

I can't tell you how many times I've leaned into that verse and spoken it over my weary heart. It blesses me to know that God is the restorer of my flesh; he is my power. I cannot move forward with my future without his mighy, sustaining hand and grace. Your verse reminds me of this as well.

I'm going to keep your drawing hand today as a reminder to me...


tiffany @ tea w tiffany said...

Love this and I should try to doodle too. I do sometimes add symbols to my Bible but I really love this. It makes it more real. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love that you doodle! My son is a wonderful young artist and he doodles all the time. I have trouble getting rid of any of them, even if they're on a napkin or scrap piece of paper.

I love the verse you highlighted too. And I'm really glad you've chosen to join The High Calling blogs network. We're so glad to have you! I hope you find encouragement, inspiration and fellowship within our community.