This painting began with no photos, sketches or drawing guides. I just had an idea of the colours and a strong theme in mind: the clouds of confusion and double-mindedness parting to reveal the light of absolute clarity, purity and certainty.
Sometimes we go through times when what we need seems just out of our reach. This painting is a visual manifestation of meditating on God’s Word and seeking him whole-heartedly in prayer.
When I created this painting, it was while considering the things of God and how we have access to the mind of Christ through our born-again spirit. I am constantly aware of the necessity to renew my mind with the Word of God, not being conformed to the world, so that I can understand the things of God. I trust that Jesus sent his Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth.
I spend as much time as I can pressing into that awareness, listening, waiting, and not allowing the clamour of this world and the busyness of life to corrupt the flow. I feel this separated kind of life is necessary to get to the place where I want to be with the Lord.
The main message I feel this painting is saying is: “Spend time fixing your gaze upon God; align your mind and spirit with His, and rise up to a new level in Him.”
Now that I’ve finished it, I find myself gazing at this painting and just enjoying the Father’s glorious presence as I meditate on Him. I hope the softness of the colour blends speaks to you of his tenderness and the flashes of light bring new revelation to you today through faith in Him.
“Light of Revelation” oil painting, 80×100cm, framed in white wood.