“Joy”: A Good News Story

Hello friends!

I wanted to tell you a story about the sale of one of my paintings. Last winter I painted a series of watercolor and ink 16 x 20 inch paintings that I called “Fruits of the Spirit.” The first one, called “Joy,” gave me great joy as I painted it with Holy Spirit. As so many times these days, God went ahead of me. He gave me an assignment and I did my duty by obeying. Sometimes we don’t ever get to see the reward of our obedience, but on this occasion, I have certainly been blessed.

My friend Gina decided to buy this painting for her mom, Linda, as a birthday gift. Now, Linda is a strong woman of God and a pleasure to be around. She is empathetic, compassionate, and sympathetic to people’s plights. She spends time working with several organizations to bring the Word and move God’s kingdom forward.

When Gina gave her mom the painting, she also gave her a live sunflower and sent me some photos, which of course were very fun. On Facebook, Gina tagged me in a post to Linda, where she commented, “I decided to hang that wonderful picture in the dining room between the sconces. It looks so cute there and kind of hugs you wherever you go in the house. Tell Dawn I just love it so much.”

Now that in and of itself was a blessing, and I was assured that my “client” and friends were satisfied. But God. He gives us more than we can imagine.

A couple of weeks later, I was at an author event and Linda stopped in. She came near and told me how much she loves the painting, and that whenever she enters the house from her garage she sees it. She said it makes her so happy. As she was hugging me and making me tear up, the Holy Spirit in me confirmed that I had painted that for her specifically. ***Mind blown.***

God is so good. Linda sat with me for a while and began to pray for me. The next thing I knew, she was praying in tongues over me and gave me an extremely fulfilling Word from God. That’s how God works sometimes. Just out of the blue, a Word, a feeling, a blessing comes at you and blows you away. These moments with Him are amazing and I wish everyone I knew would grow close enough to Him, seeking Him, so they would experience them as I do. God is here, all the time. He is faithful and never changing. We just need to plug into His flow.

Today as I remember that moment, I thank my friend, Gina, and her mom, Linda, because of their faithfulness. I also thank God because there is no better feeling in the world than getting a glimpse with Him. It fills my heart and overflows.

Wishing you warmest blessings,

Dawn