METANOIA – Candice van der Westhuizen

R875.00

Original painting by Heart Art

Acrylic on box canvas  |  297 x 210mm  (12” x 8”)

Painted live during worship

 

“So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honourable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always.” Philippians 4:8 TPT

 

Romans 12:2 “Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.” TPT

 

I experienced this last week in an encounter with the Lord and well, really felt strongly about painting it last night and loved every minute of it! I am always ALWAYS so surprised and excited about how paintings come out when done spontaneously and absolutely love unpacking the meaning with the Holy Spirit! I pray this painting blesses you and let me know what it means for you; I would love to hear.

 

A butterfly is a product of metamorphosis; this points to the transformation or the renewal of the mind, hence the title. The gold emphasises a wealthy, abundant and positive atmosphere, in this, I feel it represents the atmosphere of heaven and we are to submit to the Lord and allow Him to fashion us into His image so that we would bring heaven to earth. Gold also represents glory and victory, like the gold of a victor’s crown. As followers of Jesus, we are to put on the mind of Christ daily, surrendering our will, intellect and emotion to that of the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It also represents freedom, and in this case, we are free to choose life or death when it comes to our thought lives. Our original core is in the Lord, He knew us before we were in the womb of our mothers. He set us apart for a plan and a purpose. As we allow the Holy Spirit to transform how we think, our thoughts become beautiful, which translates to our emotions responding with the fruit of the spirit as well. It truly is a metamorphosis!

 

Extra scripture study:

Jeremiah 1:5, Ephesians 2:10, Galatians 5:16-26 and Ephesians 2:10

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Original painting by Heart Art

Acrylic on box canvas  |  297 x 210mm  (12” x 8”)

Painted live during worship

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Dimensions 297 × 210 cm

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