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Day 14: He Calms The Sea


This painting speaks of God’s love and peace in the midst of the raging sea.  The pink represents the love of God, which never leaves us, even in the midst of a storm.  The love of God overwhelms any threat of rising flood waters and has the ability to subdue them.

When surrounded by storms, we can rest assured that this same God who created the sea has the authority to still the flood waters.  This same God of peace who rules over the raging sea, is the God of peace who rules and reigns in our hearts.

Are you going through a stormy season my friend?  Do you sense the flood waters rising? Be confident of this on thing: God is able to still the storm and restore peace to your heart.

*This painting was done entirely with my hands.

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    Janis@Heart-Filled Moments
    October 14, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Barb, this is so beautiful. I’m at a loss for words to describe how this pulls me in. The colors, the flow, the Scripture. Yes, I’ve been in many storms. The sea is somewhat quiet today–at peace. For this, I give thanks to the Lord.
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      October 14, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Praising Him for the stillness you are experiencing today. Have a blessed week Janis!

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    October 14, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Agreeing with Janis! I’d love to be able to stand and stare at your paintings in person. Every single one is beautiful and I love how you’ve perfectly paired scripture with them. Blessings to you friend.
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      October 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

      Thank you Beth. This series has truly helped me to realize the gift that God has put inside of me. I painted a new one last weekend. I can’t wait until it comes up in the que!

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    October 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    What a perfect scripture and lovely painting to keep before us in the midst of stormy days.
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      October 14, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      Praying your Monday was a beautiful one Wanda!

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    traci beeson
    October 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    beautiful painting (as always) and just l.o.v.e. the words you wrote to go with it. <3
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      October 14, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      You bless me Traci! Thankful we hooked up in this big world of blogging!

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    October 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Barbie, I LOVE the colors and design of this painting and I love the writing and reflection you chose to go with it. I can totally see this hanging on my wall. 🙂 You need an etsy shop, girl!
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      October 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      Oh Rosann, I’ve thought about the Esty shop and just don’t know how to do it. Besides, I am scared to do it! Perhaps after the book is written I’ll make that my project! Any help you can give in that regard would be greatly appreciated.

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    October 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Praise God He is always there! Barbie your paintings are such a gift from God! Once the home renovation is done, I will print the downloads and will put them up on my walls…I am so blessed and honored to have met you!!! Blessings my dear friend!
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      October 14, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      Thank you Natasha! You are a blessing. And my prints will be available through the month of October. If your home is ready after that, just let me know and I will send them your way!

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    Melanie Wilson @psychowith6
    October 17, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Love the idea that God is with us even in the crashing waves. The devotional I read today explained why I’ve been feeling anxious: I’m envisioning a future without Jesus. Your painting will help me to fix that. Thanks, Barbie. Hope you’re being blessed today.
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