THE DOVE Presence and Provision: Receive and Release “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. “ John 14:25-27 Gods promise of presence and provision: drawing in, releasing and waiting…… and knowing He , “the Dove” could turn a fly at any moment…. This painting is about Holy Spirits Presence as well as His provision and sustenance. Years ago I raised white doves. I learned that they are one of the few birds that have "crop milk" for their young. The chicks hatch and then nestle up in their mothers’ chest feathers. There she has a type of milk called “crop milk” this is the chicks first nourishment. Holy Spirit was reminding me of this as I painted that Sunday. I KNOW this piece is about Holy Spirits presence and Gods provision! When I am painting during a worship service I am in constant conversation with the Holy Spirit about the canvas I’m working on. I know He has a plan for the piece and I want it to represent what I’m sensing is on His heart. This piece evolved differently than my other pieces I’ve painted with the Lord. This time He had me to lay in the colors and movement of the background by using my fingers to paint. Then I added a few brush strokes. As worship ended that day I sensed the Lord tell me to just sit down and just wait for what was to happen next on this piece. I had begun to see the movement of wings but just was not released to paint them at that time. I took the canvas back to my studio and began to ask the Lord about the next steps. I had seen a dove in the canvas the Sunday it was started, but was not released to paint it that day. I didn’t really understand why, but I wanted to be obedient to what I felt Him saying. As I sat in the studio studying the piece I looked at it and I began to see an image looking back towards me. It was a woman looking as if she was riding the back of this dove! I took my brush in hand and began pulling the wings out and then worked on the woman. Clearly she was sitting on His back and looking back over her shoulder to the viewer. As I painted I suddenly felt a shift inside of me. Sounds odd, but I knew the piece was about to make a big change. I stood back and asked the Holy Spirit for help I listened and watched for where I was to move next. It became very clear to me that The Dove was to painted now. I began to rough it in and then realized the woman I'd seen was now at the heart of this beautiful dove. The chest was very significant! It represents provision and protection, a breastplate of covenant colors! A spectrum of colors began to spill off my brush as if it were ALIVE! The wings receiving and releasing yet His tail feathers were like an anchor. They were pulling in, receiving and releasing all at the same time and yet He is still but could turn quickly! The piece is amazing me as I discover what all God is doing in what He has unfolded to me! I ADORE painting and journeying with Him !! I pray the Lord releases revelation of His heart as you take time to receive all that’s being released through this piece. That provision and protection surrounds you as you experience His presence. Enjoying His presence! ~~~ Jennifer Jones

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Father I want them with Me!" John 17

Giclee prints

"Father, I want them with Me!"

John 17

Our God, He is in the wind, He is in the fire and He is in the rain!
Jesus is at the right hand of His Father praying for us right now!! AMAZING!!

When this painting began the Lord had placed Matthew 9:37 and John 4:35 upon my heart. I painted a wheat field filled with light and surrounded with the fire of Gods presence. Then the workers in the field began to form and a whirlwind swirling thru the harvest pulling stems up into its wind. I stood back and stared into the painting for a very long time. I knew it was not finished there was something very large missing. The painting sat on my easel for weeks then I began to see out stretched arms coming from the field right above the workers.
A prayer shawl of white flowing over a head began to come into sight. Then Jesus’ face began to become clear and as I painted a cry of, “FATHER, I WANT THEM WITH ME, I WANT THEM WITH ME!!” rang through my heart. Tears began to flow and roll down His cheeks.
The heart cry of this painting is Jesus’ desire for each and everyone one of us to
To Know Him and have a relationship with Him. He wants you with Him!

"Father, I want those you gave me
To be with me, right where I am,
So they can see my glory, the splendor you gave me,
Having loved me
Long before there ever was a world.
Righteous Father, the world has never known you,
But I have known you, and these disciples know
That you sent me on this mission.
I have made your very being known to them—
Who you are and what you do—
And continue to make it known,
So that your love for me
Might be in them
Exactly as I am in them." John 17


carla's gateway said...

truly one of my favorites Jenn.... such a tender moment in our LORD for me! a treasure.

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Hi Jennifer,
In doing research for a message I'll be sharing later this month, I did a search for images of the throne room of God, which led me to your blog. What a blessing!

Your work is annointed. I added your image to the powerpoint for my message.

I'll be following your blog, and invite you to follow mine.

Many blessings,