IF: Intention

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.

My intention is to be all these things. However, sometimes life has a way of pulling us down. During times of struggles we can feel beat down and fall into a pit of despair. I am so thankful for a Savior who gives us Hope, teaches us patience, is acquainted with our afflictions and draws us to prayer. I named my bird "Hope", to always remind me that God takes care of His creation no matter how big or small. Matthew 6:26 says, look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? If He takes care of them, than how much more will He take care of us?

I love this verse on  "Hope",

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

This week I will be more intentional to cling to hope and patience, and go to Him in prayer! There is no better place to be then in the presence of the One who loves us the most!

Check out the blog feature I was recently in if you get a chance:


  1. I like your detailed watercolor washes. Very impressive illustration.

    1. Thank you Bron! I really like your work as well!

  2. Beautiful bird. And I love the verse you quoted from Jeremiah.

  3. I am studying the Beth Moore study Believing God. It covers som many scriptures of His promises. Thanks for sharing this one. I love this verse.

  4. What an inspirational and uplifting post. Thank you so much for putting what we, His children, inherently know, but sometimes forget... God bless you :)


  5. One of my favourite verses ... and I love the bird too :)

  6. I love your post and I did read the feature on you by angelsneverlastings....it is such a lovely story and your art is just beautiful. I am a follower of your blog now too!

  7. This little birdie is so sweet and what a beautiful message it holds. Blessings Niki x

  8. Great post - your work is so inspirational! Prayer is a constant thing for me but sometimes when the going gets good it is easy to forget to be in a state of continuous prayer.

  9. Read your story in Judy's blog too. I love your assignment regarding SS. What a beautiful journey it'll be.

  10. Thank you all! Many blessings: ) Praying for you all today!