I wonder if you have a dedicated space for your quiet time with God in the mornings?
Do you look forwards to going there?
Looking up devotional time images online I was struck by how dark and uninspiring they were. Obviously, quiet devotional time with God is all about you and God and not about the right coffee, music, bookmark . .
God made us mental, visual, sensual and spiritual beings! We were made with an appreciation of music and beautiful things, good coffee or in my case milkshake, and all of it created as a means to engage and worship God. God does not want us to have a blind, dumb and tasteless relationship with him.
Inspired by Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling, I’ve created small intimate portraits to be put in a devotional space. (If you know of an artist that already does this please comment!)
These 3 paintings are based on 3 characters in the Bible
Eve was the first woman EVER! Created to be a companion and helper to Adam. He was besotted. Yes, she made some fatal mistakes but that did not stop her from being beautiful, made in the image of God.
Eve’s story – Genesis 2 v 21-25
Esther’s courage and humility was amazing. I found it inspiring that even though she was a queen she didn’t think she was too important to give her life over to save her people.
Esther’s story – Esther 4 v 10-17
Ruth married a foreigner , but when her husband died she looked after her remaining in-law tirelessly. She had the vision and courage to totally re-imagine her life in a new country.
Ruth’s story – Ruth 1 v 16
I hope these help you to start re-imagining your times with God. Create a space that you’re exited to go to. Where you can enjoy the beautiful thinks he’s given, together.
These artworks are for sale at leaalexander.com