I took these after a full day of yard work. My wife and I spent a good amount of the day pulling up weeds and trimming back bushes at our new home. as I was pulling up weeds i noticed that some of the roots looked really cool. So after the yard work was done I went and found some of the roots that appealed to me set up a light and photographed them. I find it really cool how they dance.
The roots got me thinking about people are raised different even if they are siblings. This leads to how everyone’s roots are different. I believe that to be a beautiful thing, This is almost like photographing snowflakes. No matter how many plants I uprooted none of there roots are the same.
So this is my first post in awhile, the only excuse I have is I got married and bought a house moved and didn’t take anytime off. I know it’s not really an excuse. Forgive me internet.
So as I was saying, my first post in sometime. I have been thinking about what direction I want to go lately and dreaming a lot lately. I have spent many hours meditating on what The Lord wants out of my life and although I don’t have a wide vision of what it is, I feel I have a direction i’m to explore. This is it. these images are from a session with the one and only Miss Rivera! She is an amazing young woman and is completely sold out for Jesus! When I was praying about what direction to go God gave me a word for her. So I decided to take a step of faith into it, I called her up and told her The Lord gave me a word for her but she would have to let me make it an image. These images are a result of that session! Jesus is good! My prayer is that these pictures not only relate and touch the Heart of Miss Rivera but of anyone who sees them!
God woke me up a 5:30 this morning as He does on occasion to have me pray for something, now right before I went to be I prayed Lord show me how to obey you more. So as I’m struggling to keep my eyes open He says to me, first you must be willing to obey. Ok Lord I’m willing. As I am waking up I hear Jeremiah 67, as i’m still waking up rubbing my eyes so they adjust to the light I turn to Jeremiah and realize there is no chapter 67. As soon as I realize it God says to me it is also a risk to obey me, you will be wrong sometimes. Then I heard Ezekiel 23 so I go there and the whole chapter is about two sisters who have been whores since they were young. (they are metaphors) They are whores and they give themselves to whatever they want, one of them does it and it gets her killed and then the other sister goes out and does it even more. Even goes to the length of going out of her way to send messengers to far away lands to bring back men for her bed. (go read it if you want the full story) in the end God casts judgement on her, then The Lord spoke to me again and said sometimes it’s a burden to obey me, sometimes it’s tough. Then I heard Romans 8. I know it’s a very famous chapter but I’m confessing I don’t know it that well. So I turn there and it’s about GRACE! It’s about how Jesus was willing, how He took the risk, and how He took the burden of all the worlds sin so God wouldn’t have to cast judgement on us. He made it possible to live and have the pleasure of obeying a good God! Jesus made it possible to go from judgement to freedom. To go from being a lustful person of the flesh like we all are sometimes, to walking in grace and extending God’s Kingdom! Jesus showed us the way to obey, He gave us grace and mercy, I think we owe him for that. Maybe the only way you know right now is how to pray a simple prayer, I tell you God will honor that. Keep praying that simple prayer. Maybe you are being called higher, I challenge you to step into it. It will be full of the Amazing Presence of God but it cones at a price. You will have to take risks and be wrong. That’s where I’m at, I believe I’m being called to step out more, to not have the mentality of, oh I’ll do that later but to go for it and expand. Lord seal this word in my heart! Thank you for speaking to me! Thank you for Your Son, who obeyed you perfectly! Thank you for your grace, You are amazing!