sketchbook ~ now is the time to worship

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hi everyone ~

this particular watercolor is based on a sympathy card i received when mom passed away last december, which featured this image. 

it was a beautiful card to receive… and i embraced it. 

i do have a fascination with arches, windows, and chapels, and even gravestones with fascinating architectural details. 

so the card inspired me to try my hand in my own version, and in that doing… became a part of my worship.  it’s not just for church.  although that corporate blessing is not to be undermined by self-convenient, self-serving worship.  it is a blessing, our corporate worship in raising our voices up to the Father we love and who loves us ~ together.  it builds upon the foundation of our faith.  it builds us up.  edifies and strengthens.  and it is glad praise we offer in thanksgiving.  in all days.  


this card reminded me. and as i added the words to my card, the song that was singing in my head… 

“come.  Now is the time to worship.
come, now the time to give your heart.
come, just as you are, to worship.
come, just as you are, before your God.

because any time is a good time.  whether you are happy, or sad, sick or healthy, but even moreso… when you don’t feel like it!  and i think sometimes grief can do that to a person.  

but that is exactly when i think {know} i need it the most.

i’m so grateful for those who came alongside me in mine, and lifted me up in prayer and gratefulness…

so… now is the time. to give thanks and worship the One who heals, loves, and gives us all we need.

now ~ now is the time to give your heart.
~ soli deo gloria ~

Comments 4

  1. Beautiful and ministering Leslie, God's healing and love is evident in all of your artwork! Which reminds me; "Whatsoever a man thinketh, so is he".
    Thank you!

  2. I need to get back to my class because you are such an inspiration and I luv the sketchiness of this. Simple and sweet! 🙂

  3. That is gorgeous, I love it, can I ask (as I am wanting to try some watercolour and ink) do you usually do the ink first or the watercolour or does it depend on the composition.

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