I am so glad you stopped by! Thank you for all your sweet comments on my new site! I am excited about it! I've got lots of cool projects this summer, so definitely check in and see what's happening in the Holiday Studio!
Speaking of my studio, I was in there a long time today and accomplished nothing. Do you believe that? As I turned out the lights to leave, I had the thought cross my mind that I can't paint. Heading down the stairs, I thought I can't believe I even have this incredible studio, I'm no artist. Once I reached the last step, I turned to shut the door to the stairwell, and I realized I had a choice. I could surrender to those thoughts or I could take them captive and believe otherwise. Have you ever been there? The mind is a powerful thing! It can take you to incredible heights and help you to overcome tremendous challenges. Yet that one small, simple, negative thought can hurl you to the depths in less that a second. What is that? It's wrong is what that is. It's wrong that we allow the lies to take hold and destroy our day. It's wrong that we surrender to the lies and allow them to grow insecurity. It's wrong that we choose to believe the lie.
So today, when I shut the door to my studio, I chose to say no to satan, the father of lies and believe God, the creator of the universe who created me in His image. I took time off from my studio this afternoon to reflect on God's sweet blessings in my life. He gently reminded me of His goodness and His grace, and He affirmed my gifts that He so graciously gave me. Don't succumb to the father of lies. Instead, listen to the One who created you and filled you with Himself. Praise Him from whom all blessings flow.
I have loved being with you today! Leave me a comment on a time when you listened to lies and struggled to believe truth. I'd love to hear! And may I remind you that you are fearfully and wonderfully made! Love love love Ruthie