Ascend the Mountain represents an invitation, it’s as though the Lord has extended His hand and beckoned us to come – to ascend, to be sanctified and set apart, to choose Him – and we must decide how we answer the call.
Exodus 19:18 (ESV) Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the Lord had descended on it in fire. The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly.
Exodus 19:3-6 (AMP) Moses went up to God [on the mountain], and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Say this to the house of Jacob and tell the Israelites: ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. Now therefore, if you will in fact obey My voice and keep My covenant (agreement), then you shall be My own special possession and treasure from among all peoples [of the world], for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation [set apart for My purpose].’ These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.”
Exodus 19:16-17 (AMP) So it happened on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and flashes of lightning, and a thick cloud was on the mountain, and a very loud blast was sounded on a ram’s horn, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood and presented themselves at the foot of the mountain.
Exodus 24:17 (AMP) In the sight of the Israelites the appearance of the glory and brilliance of the Lord was like consuming fire on the top of the mountain.
Treasure Most Worthy reminds us that a life poured out – a heart given freely – is a gift most worthy, a treasure to our God; and when we offer ourselves to Him unconditionally, He also pours His blessing – His treasure – back upon us, and it is a treasure most worthy of our sacrifice.
Matthew 6:33 (TPT) So above all, constantly seek God’s kingdom and his righteousness, then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.
Matthew 13:45-46 (VOICE) …the kingdom of heaven is like a jeweler on the lookout for the finest pearls. When he found a pearl more beautiful and valuable than any jewel he had ever seen, the jeweler sold all he had and bought that pearl, his pearl of great price.
Matthew 6:30 (MSG) If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving . People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
Aman (Faith) encourages us to move into deeper levels of trust with God. As He shows Himself faithful again and again, our faith is ratified? and so it grows and expands. But all that begins with us choosing to trust more.
Psalm 37:3 (TPT) Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in his eyes. Fix your heart on the promises of God and you will be secure, feasting on his faithfulness.
Numbers 23:19 (VOICE) God is not a man—He doesn’t lie. God isn’t the son of a man to want to take back what He’s said, Or say something and not follow through, or speak and not act on it.
1 Thessalonians 5:24 (VOICE) For the God who calls you is faithful, and He can be trusted to make it so.
Naked and Unashamed encourages us to be fully authentic – to allow our true self to shine forth unhindered, and for us to see and love ourselves for exactly who we are and to understand that God loves us exactly as we are too.
Matthew 5:16 (TPT) So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things you do will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.
Fully Equipped reminds us that as we ask to be equipped for what lies ahead, the Lord will always be faithful to respond.
Ephesians 6:10-17 (VOICE) Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. Put on the full armor of God to protect yourselves from the devil and his evil schemes. We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither in the darkness of this world, and against wicked spiritual armies that lurk about in heavenly places. And this is why you need to be head-to-toe in the full armor of God: so you can resist during these evil days and be fully prepared to hold your ground. Yes, stand—truth banded around your waist, righteousness as your chest plate, and feet protected in preparation to proclaim the good news of peace. Don’t forget to raise the shield of faith above all else, so you will be able to extinguish flaming spears hurled at you from the wicked one. Take also the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
John 15:7 (NLT) But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!
Virtuous Woman reminds us to walk in the fruits of the Spirit that we may allow our very actions to testify of the power and goodness of God.
2 Peter 1:5-8 (TPT) So devote yourselves to lavishly supplementing your faith with goodness, and to goodness add understanding, and to understanding add the strength of self-control, and to self-control add patient endurance, and to patient endurance add godliness, and to godliness add mercy toward your brothers and sisters, and to mercy toward others add unending love. Since these virtues are already planted deep within, and you possess them in abundant supply, they will keep you from being inactive or fruitless in your pursuit of knowing Jesus Christ more intimately.
Beauty Breaking Through reminds us that regardless of our outer beauty (which can often take so much attention since it is clearly visible to all), our inner beauty is worth cultivating as much if not more – for that beauty radiates outward, transcends time, and speaks to the love, joy, and peace in our heart.
Isaiah 60:1 (VOICE) Arise, shine, for your light has broken through! The Eternal One’s brilliance has dawned upon you. See truly; look carefully—darkness blankets the earth; people all over are cloaked in darkness. But God will rise and shine on you; the Eternal’s bright glory will shine on you, a light for all to see.
Exodus 34:29 (VOICE) When Moses went back down Mount Sinai, he carried the two stone tablets in his hands as a witness to their agreement. But he did not realize that the skin on his face was glowing and radiant because he had been speaking with God.
Numbers 6:24-26 (AMP) The Lord bless you, and keep you [protect you, sustain you, and guard you]; The Lord make His face shine upon you [with favor], And be gracious to you [surrounding you with lovingkindness]; The Lord lift up His countenance (face) upon you [with divine approval], And give you peace [a tranquil heart and life].
YHVH Cela (the Lord your Rock) reminds us when we are firmly rooted and grounded in the Lord, we are safe for God is steadfast and sure.
Psalm 18:2 (TPT) You’re as real to me as bedrock beneath my feet, like a castle on a cliff, my forever firm fortress, my mountain of hiding, my pathway of escape, my tower of rescue where none can reach me. My secret strength and shield around me, you are salvation’s ray of brightness shining on the hillside, always the champion of my cause.
Warrior Watchman reminds us to stay alert, to watch and listen, to refuse to be distracted, and to seek wisdom on what to do with what we see – including refusing to be silent when God calls upon us to speak.
Ezekiel 33:7 (VOICE) Son of man, I have appointed you as a lookout for the nation of Israel. You must listen to what I have to say, then go and pass My warning on to your countrymen.
Chokma (Wisdom) reminds us that the Lord God Creator, who spoke the very world into existence, gives us wisdom if we will but ask. And surely no question we might have would exceed the complexity of the entire universe.
Proverbs 2:6 (TPT) Wisdom is a gift from a generous God, and every word he speaks is full of revelation and becomes a fountain of understanding within you.
James 1:5 (VOICE) [Voice Translation Commentary also included] If you don’t have all the wisdom needed for this journey, then all you have to do is ask God for it; and God will grant all that you need. He gives lavishly and never scolds you for asking. [Wisdom, as James understands it, is the ability to live life well and make good decisions. Wisdom doesn’t come from old age or hard knocks. Wisdom begins with knowing and depending absolutely on God, who is never stingy when it comes to wisdom for those who seek it. He supplies all the wisdom we need when we ask. But when we try to go it alone—without God—trouble is around the corner.]
Proverbs 2:7-8 (TPT) For the Lord has a hidden storehouse of wisdom made accessible to his godly ones. He becomes your personal bodyguard as you follow his ways, protecting and guarding you as you choose what is right.
Ekklēsia (Assembly) reminds us of our interdependence on one another and the need to gather. We need one another in order to thrive; therefore, we must make it a priority to find time to connect both to be the encourager and the encouraged.
Hebrews 10:24-25 (VOICE) Let us consider how to inspire each other to greater love and to righteous deeds, not forgetting to gather as a community…
1 Peter 4:8 (TPT) Above all, constantly echo God’s intense love for one another, for love will be a canopy over a multitude of sins.
Isaiah 2:3 (NLT) People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the Lord’s teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem.
Step into the Blue is based on a vision of encountering God, and stepping into the fullness of that even as we are wrecked – falling on our faces and crying out “holy holy holy!”
Revelation 4:8-11 (VOICE) These four living creatures, each of which had six wings and was covered with eyes—eyes on the outside and on the inside—did not cease chanting. All day and night they were singing. Four Living Creatures: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God who is the All Powerful, who was, and who is, and who is coming. And when the living creatures declared glory and honor and thanksgiving to the One seated on the throne, the One who lives throughout all the ages, the twenty-four elders fell prostrate before the One seated on the throne, worshiped the One who lives throughout all the ages, cast their golden wreaths before the throne, and chanted to Him. 24 Elders: Worthy are You, O Lord; worthy are You, O God, to receive glory and honor and power. You alone created all things, and through Your will and by Your design, they exist and were created.
Anointed and Appointed is both an invitation and a reminder. It invites us to walk in the fullness of the call God has for us, while reminding us that we have been anointed and appointed for the journey ahead.
Psalm 119:105 (KJV) Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Ephesians 6:14-19 (TPT) Put on truth as a belt to strengthen you to stand in triumph. Put on holiness as the protective armor that covers your heart. Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace. In every battle, take faith as your wrap-around shield, for it is able to extinguish the blazing arrows coming at you from the Evil One! Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God. Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times. Pray the blessings of God upon all his believers. And pray also that God’s revelation would be released through me every time I preach the wonderful mystery of the hope-filled gospel.
1 Samuel 1:27 (NIV) I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.
1 Samuel 2:1 (NKJV) And Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
The name of this collection is Constant Renewal. It is comprised of a combination of Dyed4you Art images, the words of which are shared below as well as the download He shared concerning their combined meaning. The images included in this collection are:
Humble Ascension reminds us that as we faithfully yield to God, He moves through us mightily, and we are invited to ascend—to see more, experience more, be greater—all in Him.
John 3:30 (ESV) He must become greater; I must become less.
Philippians 2: 5-8 (NASB) Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, as He already existed in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but emptied Himself by taking the form of a bond-servant and being born in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death: death on a cross.
Mikvah (Purified in Living Water) reminds us to stay in a place of ongoing refreshing and renewing. So allow yourself to be washed in divine peace as you intentionally choose ongoing transparency in your relationship with the Father.
Psalm 24:3-4 (VOICE) Who can possibly ascend the mountain of the Eternal? Who can stand before Him in sacred spaces? Only those whose hands have been washed and hearts made pure, men and women who are not given to lies or deception.
The name of this collection is Quiet Confidence. It is comprised of a combination of Dyed4you Art images, the words of which are shared below as well as the download He shared concerning their combined meaning. The images included in this collection are:
Held by the Everlasting Arms (Olam Zerowa) – Dyed4you Art
Held by the Everlasting Arms(Olam Zerowa) reminds us that the Lord – stronger than the strongest tree, whose roots go down deep and who weathers every storm—holds us safely in His embrace if we will but rest there.
Psalm 121:5 (TPT) Jehovah himself will watch over you; he’s always at your side to shelter you safely in his presence.
Accepted and Loved reminds us that we flourish and thrive as we abide in God’s presence. It reminds us that when we dwell with Him, He never leaves us or forsakes us. And finally, we’re reminded that when we are intentional to meet with God in the quiet of our hearts, we create a garden enclosed – a secret, safe place of intimacy, to rest and remain with Him.
Deuteronomy 31:6 (NKJV) “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
2 Corinthians 6:18 (TPT) I will be a true Father to you, and you will be my beloved sons and daughters,” says the Lord Yahweh Almighty.
Song of Songs 4:12 (TPT) My darling bride, my private paradise, fastened to my heart. A secret spring are you that no one else can have— my bubbling fountain hidden from public view. What a perfect partner to me now that I have you.
In His Marvelous Light depicts the bride face-to-face with the Lion of Judah. The fire of His presence and His glory surrounds them. It reminds us that in that place, we can humbly “cast our crowns.” We can realize human striving is a fleshly endeavor and that worry and fear simply demonstrate our struggle to trust and rest in Him. And so in that place where His glorious presence surrounds, we can choose to fully release ourselves to Him and trust in the goodness of His name.
Deuteronomy 5:4 (NLT) At the mountain the LORD spoke to you face to face from the heart of the fire.
Numbers 6:24-26 (VOICE) The Eternal One bless and keep you. May He make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Eternal lift up His countenance to look upon you and give you peace.
Esther 5:2-3 (ESV) And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.”
Favored One reminds us that we are chosen by God – favored and beloved, and that we flourish and bear fruit as we are firmly rooted and grounded in Him.
Isaiah 22:22-24 (AMP) “Then I will set on his shoulder the key of the house of David; When he opens no one will shut, When he shuts no one will open. I will drive him like a peg in a firm place, And he will become a throne of honor and glory to his father’s house. So they will hang on him all the honor and glory [the complete responsibility] of his father’s house, offspring and issue [of the family, high and low], all the least of the articles, from the bowls to all the jars.
Matthew 3:17 (AMP) and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased and delighted!”
Psalm 1:1-3 (AMP) Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example], Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of scoffers (ridiculers). But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night. And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season; Its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity].
Embrace the Adventure depicts one prepared and ready for the journey ahead, and so he faces the future boldly and without fear as he trusts his path in God’s capable hands.
Isaiah 43:19 (VOICE) Watch closely: I am preparing something new; it’s happening now, even as I speak, and you’re about to see it. I am preparing a way through the desert; Waters will flow where there had been none.
Joshua 1:9 (AMP) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
James 1:17 (VOICE) Every good gift bestowed, every perfect gift received comes to us from above, courtesy of the Father of lights. He is consistent. He won’t change His mind or play tricks in the shadows.