To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul…(Psalm 25:1 NIV)
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Where has September flown?
My good friend, Dawn Paoletta, rousted me from slumber today, when I read that the 31 Days of Challenge is around the corner. Last year, I did 31 Days of Quiet. And the year before, I just posted whatever seemed nourishing that day.
Here I am, six days from October, and the topic on my mind is GOD+ART.
How to love Him more? How to think of Him constantly? How to practice His presence in all my ways? How to express my devotion to Him through ART and creativity?
So, my loose plan for the challenge includes meditating on Scriptures related to the soul, studying the life of Brother Lawrence through his booklet: The Practice of the Presence of God and communing with God through art journaling.
And then, I will share my fruit with you. For 31 days. For fun. For inspiration. For the challenge!
I have read the story of Brother Lawrence before, but I did not recall his conversion experience. That it involved a tree, seemed an invitation to spend time studying his life.
Here is the encounter with God that changed his life forever:
“That in the winter, seeing a tree stripped of its leaves, and considering that within a little time the leaves would be renewed and after that the flowers and fruit appear, he received a high view of the Providence and Power of GOD, which had never since been effaced from his soul. That this view had perfectly set him loose from the world, and kindled in him such a love for GOD …” (Brother Lawrence)