Why a Sculptress
A Gift from God
Strange perhaps - but very true and precious
The Sculptress JOEL had had a series of amazing encounters with people who shared a real faith in Jesus Christ...they provided books and encouragement and clear explanation of who Jesus is and why He came and what it means to become a Christian and give your heart and Life to Jesus.
How did you come to think more about Jesus and becoming a Christian?
" I had been taught about Jesus as a child, but not about the Holy Spirit of Jesus, nor what our response to His Truth should be......that is nothing less than giving Jesus your life, your heart...it’s very centre.
That Jesus deserves that I should give Him authority in my life...so much was news to me " says JOEL
Did giving your life to Jesus make a difference ?
" Oh yes..... it has been about 25 years since I first read a book called " Power for Living " and though the years have held many challenges, they have been rich with discovery about Jesus' Love for me, and the Love shown to me by His Family~ other Christians "
Have you seen or experienced any miracles ?
"Yes, including receiving healing in my back ( a disc replaced and made good ), and recently in my knee pain and a weakness has gone - I have seen someone recover from dangerous vomiting illness within seconds of prayer to Jesus.
Many, many healings - freedom from migraines, stomach trouble, arthritis...I have seen people bowed down with care, worry and fear be set free and go on with smiling faces and bright eyes as they realise Jesus' deep love for them and closeness to them...... many many examples "
How did you come to be a sculptor/sculptress ?
" That is so marvelous... .. shows the LORD Jesus so loves to give gifts...I was woken in the early hours of November 1989 and started to pray for people who came to mind... and in the middle I heard the words
" You are a Sculptress "
it was the first time anything like that had happened for me.... and I was surprised, but in a while I fell asleep and the words were still in my mind the next day.
That is why I call myself a Sculptress, rather than a sculptor !
The LORD has good gifts for all of us "
What do you advise people to do who want to know more about Jesus ?
" I would be glad to share any help I can, but also I would say
Ask - He taught "Ask and you will receive " - so ask Him in prayer, even something like
" Jesus please come into my life and teach me by Your Holy Spirit."
A friend of mine sort of shouted, "if you are there God - show yourself" he had a series of life changing events and awesome encounters! For other people it is like a gradual waking up, a growing into the realisation that God is, and has come to be in Jesus in a unique and life changing way.
Ask other Christians who seem to have that special sparkle and passion for Jesus and love of people.
Read the Bible, asking the Holy Spirit of Jesus to make it live to you, read about what Jesus did and why and what this can mean to you - All that good stuff as another friend says
.....look on the web for contacts, try
this will help you search the Bible for themes like forgiveness, also try... "
So …the Greatest GIFT
Not a sculpture, not being a Sculptress, not life or health or wealth but
The PRESENCE of GOD
The GREATEST Gift
And a final thought
we do not need to walk alone
Even death has no hold on Him
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.