Here is one of my friends testimony in her own words of how God used my photography to speak to her.
“And there I find You in the mystery… You’ve never failed – And You won’t start now.” The Lord told me to pack a beautiful dress for my trip. My first thought – “Why God, like am I going to meet someone (🤵?) “ then “Well, it would be super awesome to have someone take super cute photos of me barefoot on the beach.” I even told my coworkers this, to which they replied, “Well, just pack the dress and put your phone on a timer.” My thought – “Laaame.” But I pack the dress anyway.
Welllll, my first day in Jacksonville, my lovely YWAM tour guide aka CJ – not knowing any of this – turns to me and tells me how she has recently taken up professional photography and was wondering if I would mind modeling for her. The following is a result our wonderful time and the Lord’s divine goodness. He has been leading me into embracing my feminine beauty, and I feel like these photos capture just how he sees me.
He loves me when I’m salty and when I rage like the sea – my emotions never challenge his love for me. His love drives me to rest, guides me to my best – this unending love I need never second guess.
I can’t wait to spend eternity diving into Your mystery. 💙”
We’ve all heard it said, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” In my experience I have found that statement true. At different times I have found that a picture I create whether it be a drawing, painting or photograph has been useful. God used each picture to bring healing, encourage or speak to someone. So how can a picture bring healing, encourage or be used for God to speak to someone?
In my Discipleship Training School I was given an assignment to ask God for a picture to draw and color. I was to also ask who that picture was for. While waiting for an answer the thought popped up to draw a brown house including a front porch with green grass and a river flowing nearby. Little did I know that picture would be used to bring healing to one of my classmates.
When she saw that picture it brought back a memory of a bad experience she had at a house like that in her past. Through that I got the opportunity to pray for her and let God heal her. Later I found out that very same picture encouraged another classmate that same day!
At a different time the Lord told me to draw a heart, write, “God loves you,” paint it red and send a picture text to one of my friends. When she saw it she told me she cried and that she needed to hear that God loved her. Through that picture and God’s words she was encouraged and it helped her when she was going through a rough time. In my next blog post I will share someone else’s testimony of how God used my photographs to speak to her.
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