|Her Name is Wildflower | Mixed Media on 16×20 Canvas | Price: $200.00
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Wildflower is close to my heart.
You see this is who God says I am.
I love flowers.
And when I came on staff at that same church the same year I received my presbytery, I received a word from a pastor. He shared that he did not usually receive pictures, but he did when he saw me. He said, “I saw a flower with roots that go deep. But, the Lord is going to prune you, He’s going to cut you back, so you can grow. But, its not gonna’ hurt.”
Fast forward to last year when I was on the prayer team at Pink Impact, I found myself drawing our friend, Wildflower. During that same season I began to research the meaning of wildflowers in Scripture. In the Message paraphrase, the term “lilies of the field” translates to wildflowers.
Two Scriptures stood out to me. Song of Songs 1:14 “My beloved is a bouquet of wildflowers picked just for me.” Along with Psalm 30:11 “You did it!. You changed my wild lament into whirling dancing. You ripped off my mourning bands and decked me in wildfowers.”
The beautiful message of the wildflowers penetrated my heart and I received, finally, the truth about this message from God’s heart to my own. He showed me that wildflowers are unique and precious. They grow in a variety of environments, soils and conditions. They can grow in hot arid climates or humid moist climates… They even grow out of rocks. HMMM! A Flower that grows out of a Rock. Love that. Wildflowers can be placed in a vase and set on the house to benefit a few or they can be displayed on a hill for all to see. A wildflower may also be hidden away for the pleasure of God alone. Some wildflowers may be eater as food and some are the forerunner for delicious fruit. Wildflowers are unique, beautiful, productive elements of creation and I AM A WILDFLOWER.
I pray the message of the Wildflower blesses you the way it blesses me.