Right now, I am walking out a faith walk with the Lord. I know that he WILL PROVIDE no matter what the circumstances "look" like ... There are just too many promises on provision to not believe that. On August 29th, 2011 I wrote a check that took my account down to zero.... and I have watched the provision come in since. Lets put it this way, I haven't lost any weight!
Yesterday I decided that I would start giving friends that have been used by God to "provide" for me a "Raven Award". Unfortunately the very first person I gave it to had never heard about the ravens feeding Elijah.... I was really surprised until I found it in the Bible and there are only five verses that talk about it...TWO specific to the ravens! Hummmmm..... Look what you might miss if you don't read every word of the Bible!!!
Here you go:
1 Kings 17: 2-6
Elijah Fed by Ravens
2 Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah: 3 “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.” 5 So he did what the LORD had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.
Then in Ephesians the Lord promises to bless all that are a blessing so I have included that promise on the painting.
8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.
So, here is a scan of my gift (pre-wire hanger) to the folks that have blessed me, and who continue to bless me still.... The bird is holding a bag that says "Special Delivery".
One down, tons to go!
- Background = acrylic paint (RYB blend),
- Raven = black acrylic paint,
- Wash under the letters = watered down Gesso that I blotted off lightly with a napkin,
- Letters = Black Copic bullet point