W. C. M. Day 9: [not the prompt]

Yesterday was a travel day again, so no painting. And today’s prompt was too daunting. So, I played. And was inspired by a quote I read.

So there’s that, and you can stop there and be informed about today’s watercolor. But for a full confession, read on.

I didn’t attempt the “climbing mountains” prompt because I didn’t think I could pull off something worth seeing. Self-doubt and even low expectations get in my way a lot.

Then, while playing around with the greens and yellow and blue I even second-guessed that. I liked it, but it wasn’t “enough.”

I remembered the Lewis quote–good ol’ Jack–My Moon and I talked about it on the drive yesterday. And even as I was attempting the hand lettering, I thought to myself, “this isn’t as good as Elizabeth’s…”

Ann Voskamp said it well: “Comparison is the thief of joy.”

And in the end, I sat and looked at my creation. I really considered the watercolor decisions I made and let the quote sink in.

Maybe the mountain I climbed was realizing that The Creator of mountains considers me…The God of the universe knows my name…The Redeemer of the world loves even me. I don’t have to be awesome at really anything I practice or attempt, but in everything, seek to glorify Him and love my neighbors.

Seems like a cosmic message from a little watercolor practice. But worth sharing…in love.

…God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8, ESV)

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. (1 John 4:16, ESV)

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