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1. CHASING AFTER YOUR DESTINY
“The drawing you see above is about a girl who found her purpose by walking the road God layed out for her. She had been through a lot but her faith and strong will kept her going, because chasing her destiny was her only hearts desire.”
2. DO YOU BLINDLY TRUST GOD?
3. CROSSROAD OF CHOICES
A men who doesn’t know which road to take in life.
A purpose that awakened the minute you came into this world.
Hi, my name is Melisa Dundas and I really want to share a testimony with you all. Before I started my walk with Jesus I had this big, empty hole inside of me and I would fill this empty hole with lots of worldly things. But then Jesus stepped in the picture. He gave me a new heart so I could live again. A long with this heart came a new purpose. The Lord started to show me images during my sleep or when I was daydreaming. In the beginning I did not know what to do with those images, but after a while the Holy Spirit spoke to me: ‘Melisa you have to start drawing again. ‘ The moment I started drawing new images of the Lord started coming. After a while God put the desire on my heart to start with “ARTEVANGELISM. “ A new way to reach people. During this journey a lot of people came to me to tell me that my art spoke to their heart. It was for me an opening to spread the Gospel. God also opened other doors for me. My art has been bought, came into a magazine last month. And my art will be hanging on a wall of a mental health centre at the end of this month.
DO YOU BLINDLY TRUST GOD? OR ARE YOU ON A CROSSROAD OF CHOICES? I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHASE AFTER YOUR DESTINY, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT.
This is such a beautiful testimony. Well anything with a touch an art to me tends to have my undivided attention but I would like to highlight how our sister over here used her talent..her gift to spread the Word and encourage others.
The first scriptural account that came into my mind when reading this testimony was the “Parable of Talents (Gifts)” in Matthew 25:14-30:
14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’
21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’
23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’
26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
If we think beyond the talents (money) that the servants received, we can relate this passage to the gifts (talents) that God has given us. God gave us these gifts to use, to bring people into the Kingdom even more so. How much of a disappointment would it be if we were to be given these gifts and never used it to bring people to Christ?
Many of us (including myself *covers face*) tend to have a mind set that we can get away with not using (and or investing) our gifts (and that it will stay with us forever *raises eyebrow*, forgetting that as God gave it to us, He can also take from us. If we won’t do the work for Him using the gift, He will surely find someone else who will do it instead of us.
If you are having difficulty knowing how to use your gift to do God’s work – just pray and request for help with a self-less heart.