Amen, Lord please let the light of thy word shine deep within my heart.
Looks like my grannys old house in Tn. She has a mansion now.
amen thank You Lord. blessings brother
Good News to Share - Beautiful People -
When you hear about the “beautiful people” what comes to mind? Do you think of celebrities, the wealthy, or of physically beautiful people?
The media who label celebrities “beautiful people” also report on their scandals and troubled relationships. Life in the spotlight can lead celebrities to drug and alcohol abuse, struggles to keep their looks, and extreme behavior to stay in the headlines.
Surely with enough money the wealthy are beautiful? Money overcomes many constraints the rest of us have. The wealthy try to fill their lives with things, people and pleasure. Boredom leads to excess and trouble, but their money often gets them out.
Physical beauty is seen as a ticket to happiness. Who doesn’t want to be attractive? If that is the answer, why are they so miserable? Broken relationships, sex tapes and bad decisions seem to haunt these “beautiful people.” Other qualities of beautiful women are often ignored because of their looks. The world is ready to use them and toss them aside when their beauty fades.
Let’s look at another kind of beauty.
We see beauty in the innocence of a child, but I met “beautiful” children who kept their innocence, even as they became young adults. They matured and were educated, surpassing their peers, but were untainted by the world around them. They got this beauty from their parents, who loved them enough to train them up in the way that they should go.
Another beauty is found in a mother sacrificing for her children. One such mother trained her children at home and then sacrificed herself to work overseas to support them. Living as a Godly example, her children see her beauty and follow it to begin beautiful lives of their own.
My wife is one of the “beautiful people.” No, she won’t be on the cover of a magazine or in the news, but her beauty is plain to see. Yes, she spoils me and our daughter and her family, but that is expected. I would understand if this woman who grew up in poverty was tight with money, but her heart goes out to the poor and she has to help. She gives generously “because it makes people so happy” or “because I would have liked for someone to help me before.” Real beauty is when she buys what she doesn’t want from an old lady “because it looks like she hasn’t sold much.”
This kind of beauty comes from our Heavenly Father, who sacrificed his son, so we could become sons of GOD. It was reinforced by JESUS who was untainted by the world and became the spotless sacrifice we needed to take our sins away.
Wayne Lance (2014)
Beautiful scene <3
Amen lov this pitcure
If it is on the inside. It will shine brighter on the outside.
Thanks Jesus Christ our Lord amen amen amen amen amen amen amen amen amen yes yes yes amen
The light of the spirit is in all of us
Wow! Look at that sky....love the light! Nice work. What an artist!
Good and Bad People -
I used to view people as either good or bad. After many years of traveling around the world, I now see there are “good” people in every place and “bad” people that can be “good” if changed by GOD. Perhaps instead of bad, they should be called “potentially good” people?
In the news, we see Christians are being persecuted and dying for their faith in countries we may have once written off as being bad. I have always heard about persecution and now that I have seen more of those faces, I find myself praying instead of writing them off.
Once thought to be firmly on the “bad” list, China now has more Christians than any other country. Yes, the numbers are partly due to their huge population, but they have endured well-documented persecution. As their country’s economy improves the Church in China continues to grow, unlike churches many Western countries.
Other places I used to write off were some of the chronically troubled African and South American nations. They always seem to be plagued with corruption, war and poverty. In recent years, some of those nations have become known for great spiritual moves of GOD. They move closer to GOD, as more stable nations move farther away. South America has some of the largest and fastest growing Christian congregations.
While stationed in Moscow, we met Africans at our international Church who were persecuted and frequently viciously attacked in public. Under those circumstances, they were faithful in Church, active in all ministries and even held leadership roles.
Watching Ebola wreak havoc in Liberia, we might tend to “write it off.” I met a young Liberian a few years ago, who works for our Embassy in Monrovia. Having grown up in such a troubled nation, I was impressed with his love for his family, his country and his GOD. I pray for him and everything he holds dear.
During troubled times, people turn to GOD. That happened in the US during The Great Depression and during the World Wars. We saw it briefly after 9/11, but the emergencies passed and many returned to “normal” life. Now what was once called “evil” has become the new normal. Does that make us “bad” people? Like Israel in the Old Testament, we forgot GOD after the crisis passed. I pray we as a nation will remember GOD and not have to go through destruction like they did.
The good news is, GOD didn’t write us off. He wants a personal relationship with us. He won’t go by headlines or popular opinion. We are “bad” until GOD makes us “good.” That goodness can never be taken away because it is not ours. It is the goodness of JESUS.
Wayne Lance (2014)
Good for my daughter in heaven but extremely tough for me here.
I love you Lord Jesus
Blessings to all here Today Amen
Yess..always think positive and have faith on God 😊😊
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for each and every thing that you have done for us. Amen! and Amen!
Amen yes Lord Jesus amen and thank God for you amen thank amen thank amen thank amen thank God for you amen thank amen
Oh How Beautiful, Thank You Dear Jesus For All My Blessings , AMEN
Thank you Jesus for the coming blessings
What a beautiful picture, of my Lord and Master!
I like this picture because it is a somewhat "generic" depiction of Christ. However, it is my recollection that as a "rabbi", He would only pull His shawl over His head when teaching, or speaking publicly, as in when He was in a synagogue or the Temple.
Thank you Heavenly Father amen
Lord I could really use some good luck and news
Thank you Jesus! I love you and thank you for all my blessings!
I love you Lord an I lift my voice to worship you oh my soul rejoice...
I certainly hope so... getting pretty bad here on Earth.
We have heaven to look forward to.
I know I have a store of blessing waiting for me. Thank you Jesus.
Thank you Lord for being here for me and my family
True because The Bible says so.
amen better always be the lord make it better for us
This reminds me of my sister * I. She w/the blonde curls & me w/ dark straight hair .lol
This picture reminds me of the sweet,
wonderful times I spent reading to my
little daughter. So glad that I read to her
every night, and during the day. She still
loves to read now, as an adult. The Great
Gift Of Reading!
This is so sweet. Love it and why you chose it. We are really the last ones that are a real family. Good times to remember.😗
In Your Presence
There is fullness of joy
At Your right hand
There are Pleasures evermore
You surrounds us
With Your favour O LORD
The earth is full of Your goodness
The earth is filled with Your Love
Far above all we could ever as or think
You give us all things to Enjoy.
Love this picture together with Sisters. I wish that I have a Sister to hang out with.
What absolutely cozy corner-place to unwind & read together!💗☺💃
This reminds me of our two little people.....
And I’ll always be right there.❤️😘
Yes Thank you blessings 💖💓💖
THAT IS LIKE MY MARI AND AMY
Love this painting!
Sweet pic Mandy Petty. Could be our little girls. ❤️
This painting always reminded me of Tamma and Teresa Barney. Pat
Beautiful painting Greg. Thanks a lot and God bless you all
That is a total lie. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Those who are saved are in Heaven. They don't come back, they are not with us, they are not watching or guiding from heaven. We should not seek them or look for guidance from anyone but God. God wants us to seek him and him only. We will see our loved ones again someday but they are not angels, they don't have wings, they don't send messages and they are absolutely not watching over us. Seek GOD!
General Authorities tell us our loved ones are busy in the spirit world, which I know to be true. I also know they visit us on occasion.
GP how can you be so cruel have you died I think not because you are on here so until you have died don't try and pretend you know everything about heven you are just going off if what people have told you and I for one have came close to death no I didn't die but I was pretty close and to try and tell people that there loved ones who have past away aren't with them is just plain cruel.i know for a fact my brother and several other people who I live and care for that have passed away have been with me several times and for you to yet and tell everyone otherwise is just ignorant
For anyone who has lost a child this is so comforting.
My mother is always by my side !! Still an will always Love you Mom❤️
Only the body dies the soul that makes your body live has left its vessel to go one place or another FOREVER ! good or bad place ! at the resurrection the body will be reunited and glorified to be in HEAVEN ! only GODS CHILDREN !!
Now that is not nessasary I like to feel like my loved ones watch out for me regardless
They are with us in spirit. Always in our heart
They are up in,heaven. Only,witnessing what is happening here.
Only,Angels come to the earth return to heaven & back. Those of family,friends donot come back to us !!!
True l got a hug from the Holy Spirit this morning!! He's the one that follows me every day, not my family!
I believe our loved ones that have
Passed are still loving and caring
For us as they were in life. Thank
God and bless them forever.
O What a Tender Compassionate Friend
He met the need of my heart
Shadows dispelling, with Joy I am telling
He made all the darkness depart!
Born of the Spirit with life from above,
Into God’s Family divine,
Justified fully through Calvary’s Love ,
O what a standing is mine!
When as a SINNER i came
Took of the offer of grace He did proffer,
He Saved me O Praise His Name!
What a Wonderful Painting It is! Thank You Sir and God bless.
I list my brother from Ms a few yrs ago I feel him with me alot
Yes, I have to believe this!!
Miss my husband so much it is unbearable
Thank you it's so nice to know that my dog is still with me even unto death. For his Spirit can never be away from my being we shared too much unconditional love
And they are the ones I miss the most and would rather be with! all people do here is tell me I'm in he way and go away and not bother them!
This particular picture means a lot to me and has helped me to get through the death of my husband ! Your art is extraordinary and has helped so many people ! Thank God for your tremendous artistry and faith. It truly shows in your paintings !!
AMEN...God's Word says He puts His Angels in charge over His people!
This is so true when you lose a child that did not want to live Ipray that he is walking beside me☹️
I think that would be cruel to believe that your dead loved one is watching. The Bible says they rest in the grave until Jesus comes back.
Yea , I know and my MOM won’t shut up...... this isn’t true. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD .... that’s if you died a BELIEVER in JESUS CHRIST..... if not a believer , we’ll elevater going DOWN....!!!!
I love this print because we lost our son 21 years ago this month to stillbirth. I know he is an angel helping watch over me and my family. It would be even better if you had the print with a little boy in it. This is wonderful, though.
I just lost my mom on Resurrection Sunday, so this comes as a great comfort to me, i will share ti with my family.
Always my favorite ! I won this one, when it came out it was after my daughter passed and it looked so much like her.And it gave me such peace from how I saw her after the accident 😇😇😇😇😇