Slow but steady He nudges me along...
Yes, this is the same painting.
No, I did not scrap the canvas clean. Terry offered to take it outside and wash it down but I chose to keep what was there and go forward. It is no different than God does with us I guess. We often get ourselves into situations that need saving all the time. This was no different. He doesn't always 'scrap' us to nothing and rebuild us either. We grow from our experiences and they are part of who we are.
Terry wanted to take progress shots but I told him it was too personal. He did take one at the very beginning before I sent him out of the room.
You cannot welcome God's grace into your life if your heart and hands are not open to receive. Every move made with a brush or a knife, I have to believe in my spirit and heart that I am moving a painting to a greater good. I simply was not done... because He was not done with me. Usually when this happens something greater comes from the experience. It was a tough call on Jumpin In to redistribute the paint and create something new. I am thankful God does not give up on me. His grace is a slow but steady warm river nudging me along my journey to my highest good.
"From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ." John 1:16-17