Saturday, 9 July 2016


by Pam Finlay
Acrylic on Paper
July 2016
A new painting called "Gaining Ground" - Taking Territory for Jesus. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah has prevailed.  He has already won the war. He is causing His people to make progress, to advance, to gain spiritual ground.  

No advance can be made without Him.  To gain ground we use God's word and that is when He opens things up to us. Time spent in His word is advancing us on our spiritual journey.  We're picking up speed and pressing forward to the goal. 

Paul explains this in the scripture in Philippians 3:14 

I press on toward the goal to win (supreme and heavenly) prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward (AMP)

To lose it all is gain.

Philippians 3:8

Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege( the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him(of perceiving and recognising and understanding Him more fully and clearly).  For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed One)(AMP)

 Consider everything loss compared to knowing Jesus.  Leave the past behind and reach for those things that are still ahead of you.  Focus and pursue the goal of the heavenly call of God.  You're on His winning side.

Blessings and love,



1 comment:

  1. I love your acrylic painting. And, the words which have captured your heart in drawing this painting are precious. What a winning title, "Gaining Ground." I love the words which are contained on this page along with the scriptures. You're so right. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah has already won this battle. We are on the victorious side. I thank you for sharing such wealth from the depth of your being.