February 10, 2010

Doing the Deeper Work on a worship Wednesday

For Soar, our first photography exercise was about capturing the essence of ourselves - where we are now.
We had to capture two images
One of ourself and the other of an obect that represents who we are.

Wow was this difficult, but rewarding all at the same time.
It was difficult to put all of that into one image.
And I didn't anticipate it becoming such a time of worship for me, but it did.
To help me, I followed MeRa's example and wrote 3 I am statements

I am tired and worn down - running on empty
I am leaning on my only source of strength - Christ
Though many things may try to tear me down and get in my way, I will stand strong in Christ.
I am standing on the promises of Isaiah 40:28-31:

Have you never heard? Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Here are my images...

The day I was out taking these I couldn't stop singing this song:

With mercy You've shown me Your unfailing love
Your holiness purges my sin
Your blood has redeemed me, I'm washed in Your grace
With patience You cleanse me within
Make me like You - Take the pieces of my life and make it new
Make me like You - Make me wholly completely brand new
To love the unloved ones To count all but loss
I'll take up my cross for You
To picture You broken To see You as King
For You anything I will do
Make me like You - Take the pieces of my life and make it new
Make me like You - Make me wholly completely brand new
(Make Me Like You by Mike Busbee)


Jessica February 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM  

I love your images and the words you wrote.

You must have some cool looking fields around you... I love the pictures you take.

Crystal February 16, 2010 at 12:45 PM  

Wow. Once again, I love and appreciate your transparency. Have you ever heard of Rita Springer? I think you would really like her music. It has ministered to me in some of my most broken moments.

Powerful. Keep this going...

Crystal February 16, 2010 at 12:48 PM  

Actually a really good single that came to my mind is called "Make You Happy" and it's on sale on itunes. It's brand new. This song is really upbeat, but most of her stuff is so soft and worshipful.

Jolene Grace February 16, 2010 at 7:24 PM  

I love your photos, and your transparent heart is inspiring. Thank you for sharing, Rhonda.

Kelli February 18, 2010 at 8:07 AM  

I love the scenery you have to work with..beautiful..!!

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Why photography with an eternal purpose?

In 2008 I read a book by Francis Chan called Crazy Love. While reading that book, I was challenged in the way I gave back to God. Tithing couldn't be enough anymore, but our family lived to the end of our means - without any margin for God to use. So I prayed about how that could change. This venture is one of the ways I have responded to the answer to that prayer. A photography business where God gets the majority of the earnings to use for His purposes.
I'm not sure what that fully looks like yet, but I'm excited for the potential of what God is going to do.
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