December 30, 2020  (Post #57)

(From Journal #7:  October 21, 2006)

Well, Lord, we did it!  Last night was the auction and our painting was the highest selling thing in the whole event!  Two people got into a bidding war and it sold for $3,300.00!  I’d set a minimum bid of $500 and was afraid no one would even bid that much.  Lord, how awesome are You???  I’m so excited to be able to help raise and give every dime of this money to fight cancer, the very thing the enemy wants to destroy me with.  Take that, devil!  My next CT scan is coming up in late November and I’m standing on Your Word that I am healed.

I humbly thank You for allowing me to be Your “brush.”  You’ve shown me that I can be used for the Kingdom of God.  I just need to be obedient, have faith in You and then in myself, not in my own strength but Yours.  I pray that “we,” namely You, do many wonderful paintings together to continue to bless and advance Your Kingdom in ways that I can’t even predict.   

This was a breakthrough moment and another layer added to Your Pearl…

Matthew 13:45:  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 

1 Peter 4:10:  As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Ephesians 2:10:  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

5 responses to “Sold!”

  1. Jo Ann Thrasher says:

    Your paintings are master pieces. God has given you this precious gift. Praise the Lord! You are blessed beyond measure!

  2. Robbi Jamieson Jonas says:

    God blessed you with many gifts; your art/painting and hospitality are two that come to mind easily. Thank you for sharing how the Lord worked to show you some of your talent and ways to use them.

  3. Mike says:

    How awesome! Praise God.

    • Pearl says:

      Thank all 3 of you for your kind words. Even with our gifts, it’s not always easy to have faith that we’re on the right track. It’s truly about submitting ourselves to being whatever God has called us to be, whether it’s a brush, a voice, a pen, an invention, etc. We just need to yield to Him and be what He needs in the natural realm.

  4. Jennifer Jamieson says:

    You are so talented! Please continue to use your many gifts— painting and writing!

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