"Blossoms Within the Heart"
Acrylic on Canvas
In the world there can be false peace. God’s peace is internal, not external. The Prince of Peace is our peace and His peace we will find when we seek the garden within. The heart is where our God is and He desires to blossom there.
The two flowers Holy Spirit gave for this painting are the Lily of the Valley and the Poppy. The Lily is symbolic of purity and the red Poppy of remembrance. Look how far the Lord has bought you and remember where your help comes from. The Poppies grow among the olive trees. Both of these flowers are known for springing up out of the earth suddenly and flourishing. When we ask Jesus into our life He gives us new life. He causes us to spring forth and flourish. He waters our garden with His Holy Spirit and He clothes us with His beauty and His fragrance. Praise Him for all that He is doing. He is a marvellous God.
God took me to the book of Hosea and Song of Solomon where His message rings loud and clear.
This scripture is a promise of God’s blessingHosea 14: 5 I will be to Israel, like a refreshing dew from heaven. Israel will blossom like the lily; it will send roots deep into the soil like the cedars of Lebanon
6 Its branches will spread out like beautiful olive trees, as fragrant as the cedars of Lebanon (NLT)
Song of Solomon 2:2 Yes, you are my darling companion, You stand out from all the rest. For though the curse of sin surrounds you, Still you remain pure as a lily, Even more than all others (TPT)
Matthew 6:28 So why worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil or spin (NKJV)
Job 14:9 Yet at the scent of water it will bud and bring forth branches like a plant(NKJV)
Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all nations(NKJV)
God’s Kingdom come, His will be done on earth as it is in
heaven. We can infuse the world like a refreshing
dew with His peace as ambassadors of His Kingdom.