All posts tagged: Yeshua Jesus

Artful Aggression: How We Abuse Our Creative Work & Why We Shouldn’t

  Have you ever watched a movie, sat in horror or just sheer irritation as you witness one character (generally a parent or a lover) verbally abuse their child or partner? And as you are watching you begin to judge that character thinking, “Gosh, they are wrong. I would  never talk to my child like that.” The scene ends, the couple or family members come to some peaceful ground, and then the movie ends. We cruelly victimize our art. Art’s greatest victimizer is often the one who created it. The movie ends but the hypocrisy continues. In the Book of Matthew 7:5, Yeshua Jesus says “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.“ You are probably wondering, what in the world does a scene from a movie and teaching from Jesus have to do with art. They have everything to do with art, even if indirectly. We as artist and writers  have a tendency to look at our …

Bread of Heaven: A Word of Rejoicing

Jeremiah 15:16 Your Words were found, and I fed on them, and Your Word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart. For Your Name is called on me, O Lord (YHVH) God of Hosts.” When I read this yesterday afternoon, I absolutely wept with thanksgiving. The words of truth and revelation came to life in an instant as I basked in the glorious presence of King Jesus in worship and adoration. So often, people miss the graciousness of God and His lavish love for His children. Although we lift our hands as an offering to Him, we are the ones who receive. “Your words were found, and I fed on them.” Yeshua Jesus is the Living Word of God and He alone is the Bread of Heaven. John 1:1 “In the Beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” I have been meditating on the term “Poiema” meaning Poem, and how we, the beloved children of God, are His Poetry in motion (Ephesians 2:10.) To …

Poetry in Motion: How God Sees His Children

I created a blog posting a while back touching on this subject and truth, but I can’t seem to remember what it was titled. Rats! In short, I argued that God sees us as His masterpieces, His precious works of art. And accepting that truth enables us to see ourselves in such a different light. In John 17:23 Yeshua Jesus prays to the Father that WE, His children would recognize and KNOW that God the Father loves us just as God the Father loves and sees Yeshua Jesus. God the Father sees His Son as Perfect, Blameless, Beloved, Righteous, Well Pleasing, Delighted In. WELCOME! And this is how He sees those of us who trust in Yeshua Jesus’ Beloved Name, not because of our works or grand efforts, lest any man should boast, (Ephesians 2:8-9) but because of our faith in the finish work of His Son for us on the Cross. This afternoon I was reminded of that message as I sat listening to a teaching by Pastor Joseph Prince. The scripture says: Ephesians 2:10 For …