Wednesday, 10 January 2018

TWIRLING

"Twirling"
Pam Finlay
Acrylic on Canvas
January 2018

This is a picture of a groom twirling his bride while dancing.  To twirl is to rotate rapidly, to turn quickly in a spiral shape.  He reaches for her hand, twirling her around in a circle, leading her in an elegant dance, the more she spins the closer she gets to her groom.

Blessings,
Pam




Thursday, 4 January 2018

I THEE WED

"I Thee Wed"
Pam Finlay
Acrylic on Canvas
January 2018


This painting is called “I Thee Wed”.
When the bridegroom and bride exchange rings in the wedding ceremony the words spoken are “with this ring I thee wed”.    It is the last part of the wedding vow and the rings seal the bond for life between the groom and his bride. Throughout history the wedding ring has been the emblem of eternity.  It serves as a reminder of the covenant you made on this day before God.  After the vows are exchanged the veil is lifted and the groom kisses his bride. 

As I was painting this I was thinking of the pledge we make to our Saviour, Jesus Christ, on the day we ask him into our heart.   It is so like a marriage vow, a life-long commitment to love, honour and obey the beloved.  We become one with Him on this day.  Two hearts joined as one. 

Song of Solomon 8: 6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave; its flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame.  (NKJV)

Love and blessings,
Pam




Sunday, 26 November 2017

INNOCENCE


Pam Finlay 
"Innocence"
November 2017


This painting I was led to call "Innocence.  This bride is spotless and pure.  She is shining as a light in the world. The light of Christ illuminates her whole being.  This word means purity and the scripture that was speaking clearly in my heart was from Philippians 2:
15 so that no one can criticise you.  Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people(NLT)

Blessings
Pam

Friday, 10 November 2017

THE SHEEP GATE

"The Sheep Gate"
Pam Finlay
Acrylic on paper
November 2017 

The Sheep Gate, it is here our life in Christ begins.  Jesus tells us He is the Door of the Sheep.  

John 10:7
Then Jesus said to them again "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the Sheep".

The Sheep gate was the first gate built in Nehemiah 3:
1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors. They built as far as the Tower of the Hundred, and consecrated it, then as far as the Tower of the Hananel 
32 And between the upper room at the corner, as far as the Sheep Gate, the goldsmiths and the merchants made repairs. ‭‭NKJV‬‬
Upon research I discovered a few interesting details about the Sheep Gate.  
Outside the Sheep gate, it is believed, was the location of the main animal market where sacrificed sheep were bought and sold in the second temple era.  The lambs and sheep were bought in through the gate after they had been cleansed in the upper pool of healing(the pool of Bethesda is said to have been near the entrance to the Sheep Gate).  

The Sheep Gate speaks to me of all aspects of Jesus' life.  Jesus became our sacrificial lamb.  He was the sin  offering and His death, blood and resurrection have set us free.  He died so we could live.  He is the Door of the Sheep.  He is herding His sheep in.  Everything starts and ends at the Sheep Gate.  He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  Two hearts joined together as one, the love of Him whom lives in you.  

John 17:
21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.
‭‭NKJV 

I hear Yeshua saying "press into me and I will press into you.  Treasures will be found".  
Blessings 
Pam

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

MESSENGER

Pam Finlay 
"Messenger"
Acrylic on Paper
October 2017

As I was painting this painting today  I was sensing God was portraying a message of peace and joy
I was drawn to Psalm 97 especially verses
6 Heaven's messengers preach righteousness and people everywhere see his glory in the sky
11 For he sows seeds of light within his lovers, releasing a harvest in the souls of the righteous, seeds of joy burst forth for the lovers of God
12 So be glad, and continue to give him thanks, for God's holiness is seen in everything he does (TPT)
Be a messenger of His peace and joy.  Shine His light wherever you go.
Blessings
Pam

Sunday, 15 October 2017

TAPESTRY


Pam Finlay 
"Tapestry"
Acrylic on Canvas
October 2017

This painting is called "Tapestry".  God is weaving an all colourful tapestry into the fabric of our lives.  He is leading the path that he has chosen for you.  When you are reborn in Christ his very DNA comes to live within you, running through your blood and in your spirit.  We become one spirit with Him when His Spirit joins with our spirit.  
The scriptures I received for this painting were 
the whole of Isaiah 61 but especially Verse 3.
3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.(NKJV)
Ezekiel 36:
26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
‭‭(NKJV)
Blessings 
Pam 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

FORMED ON LOVE

Pam Finlay 
"Formed on Love"
Watercolour on Paper
October 2017 
Marriage is so much more about God than us.  We were created to love the Lord and serve Him wholeheartedly.
This painting is all about marriage.  This year was my husband and my 33rd wedding anniversary.  The path of relationship is a life journey.  These 9 words describe the keys to relationship:
Dedication
Commitment
Honour
Respect
Obedience
Value
Trust
Faithfulness
But the most important key is "love" .  The marriage partnership is formed on love.  The love of Christ is our example, just as Christ loved us.
Christ considers himself incomplete without his bride.  He raises her to be one with himself.  He gave himself for her.  Love is the willingness to self-sacrifice.
This scripture spoke to me regarding this painting
Ephesians 5:25(NKJV)
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for her.
Blessings
Pam