I did a 7 day bible reading plan called Authentic Prayer by James MacDonald which really spoke to me. He took this scripture from Jeremiah:
"Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it - the Lord is His name: 'Call to Me, and I will answer and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known."
Jer 33: 1-3
James MacDonald pointed out that God is asking us to call to Him - that's an invitation to intensity - its an expression of urgency, intensity and fervency - this is how we should pray. We need to mean it! And God wouldn't ask us to call to Him if He wasn't ready with an answer. It might not be the answer we are expecting and we might have to wait a long time - but the God who asks us to call to Him - urgently, with intensity, fervently - hears us and answers us in a perfect way - in His perfect wisdom and His perfect time.
Here is my art journal page on this (I made a mistake and wrote urgently instead of fervently and only noticed when I took the photo!)
I went for a distressed look with this page:
I did this page a while ago but never posted about it. However, I remembered it when I had to start praying in this way recently for a problem my family has had for over six years which really seems like an insurmountable mountain - sorry, I meant to say seemED like an insurmountable mountain. Having prayed urgently, with intensity, fervently, I'm waiting patiently for the answer - well I'm trying to be patient!
I'm linking up at:
Creative Every Day where this month's theme is Transition - I defintily went through a tranistion of worry to expectant faith!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where this week's theme is the distressed look.