When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.
Lord, discovering your call for me as an artist is like finding a valuable pearl. It brings me joy, it’s prayerful and it has provided a meaningful way for me to make a living.
You, LORD, are just in all your ways, faithful in all your works.
I trust that you will show me the best way to invest my time, money, skills and imagination towards this gift you have given me.
Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others,
Lord, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve you. Bind my heart to yours, so that the artwork I create is united with your good will.
God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength;
1 Corinthians 10:13
Lord, when I am tempted to agree with my overly critical voice, you send your Spirit to guide me. You give me courage when I doubt my abilities.
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Jesus, you are the treasure! I gladly offer my artistic talent to you. I pray that it may reveal you as the beautiful pearl and lead others to discover you more intimately.
contributed by Veronica Walsh, children’s book illustrator