January 17, 2013

I/2 Hearted Obedience,Double-Minded Man

1/2 Hearted Obedience,
Double-Minded Man
© 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers

I see this as a double image of the Water-man. There is a form of half-hearted obedience that causes that which needs to be done to not be done. Mainly our total submission to the Way and plan of God.

So many times scripture reference the heart as the seat of emotion and functioning like the mind. I painted a darker blue line from the very enlarged heart from the head to emphasize the division and a type of blood line from the heart to the feet. I faded out the arms because it is hard to be truly productive when the other members are larger or are more dominant than necessary.

Our emotions, heart, and our mind need to agree and focus on God's word.
Otherwise the thing that is needed usually is not accomplished.
We become half hearted in our endeavors and in our obedience .
Jesus stayed His course, He finished what He came to do here on earth for our salvation.
We also have a purpose while on this earth.

As I studied I saw the initial sketch as "A heart with 4 legs". Each set of feet going in a different direction.
Below is my initial journal entry drawing.
God has ordered our footsteps.
We must focus, watch and pray so that we will be stable in Christ Jesus and finish the work that God has given to us.
My initial journal entry
© Debbie Turner Chavers

~Debbie
Other articles where you can read about this Art Parable..
Freely Received, Freely Give 
Repost of 1/2 Hearted Obedience
Half-Hearted 
Lunatic Healed-Victory Revealed 
Relationship With a Fickle Heart


Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak

James 1:8 A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways 

Romans 7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.



Strong's Concordance definition
1) inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding

    a) inner part, midst
      1) midst (of things)
      2) heart (of man)
      3) soul, heart (of man)
      4) mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory
      5) inclination, resolution, determination (of will)
      6) conscience
      7) heart (of moral character)
      8) as seat of appetites
      9) as seat of emotions and passions
     10) as seat of courage




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