Monday, August 23, 2010

Beginnings of a collage inspired by a Sermon.....

I have really wanted to try something new lately..... I love fabric (have way to much), love vintage, love coffee stains and I love sewing. All of this also equals a love for KC Willis and her art. I ordered a series of her CD's to watch (I would rather watch a good art video than a half decent movie) and loved the way she layered materials and textures to create a wonderful collage. Saturday, I coffee soaked some more material and ribbon anticipating all of the wonderful layers I could create. By Sunday morning they were completely dry, ready for some layering that afternoon. Our message from Church Sunday, was from Mark 9. Verse Mark 9:24 really grab my attention.... "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!" How many times do we say that we believe but yet we have that little bit of doubt in the back of mind? Jesus goes on to remind us that "This kind can come out only by prayer." In verse 23 "Everything is possible for him who believes." My prayer this week is for the Lord to help me overcome any doubt and unbelief that I have and for HIM to help me to meet my full potential that He has waiting for me.
The Healing of a Boy with an Evil Spirit
14When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them.
15As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.
16"What are you arguing with them about?" he asked.
17A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.
18Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not."
19"O unbelieving generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me."
20So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
21Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?"
"From childhood," he answered.
22"It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us."
23" 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
24Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
25When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. "You deaf and mute spirit," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."
26The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, "He's dead."
27But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
28After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
29He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer"

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