I don’t often have a scripture in my mind when I am painting. The majority of time, the scripture comes later, after I ask the Lord what it is He is desiring to say through the painting.
When this particular piece was finished, I knew that God was speaking about prosperity. In this passage of scripture, the Lord is referring to His righteous ones, those who follow His ways. Here is the complete scripture that came to my mind for this painting:
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” (Psalm 92:12-15)
*This painting was done almost entirely with my hands. I used a sponge for the blossoms on the trees. I also used a thin brush to create the branches.
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