I haven’t put up an art journal post for a couple of weeks, but I’m still drawing (and coloring and painting) in my Bible!
Today I’ll share a quote with you. It relates to a subject that’s been on my mind a lot since the internet has made it possible for anyone to blow their own horn about their own work and excellence and popularity and success.
As a member of several writing groups, I see such horn-blowing all the time and know how real is the temptation to broadcast every success, contest win, sale of a manuscript etc. I know too, how yucky I feel after I’ve done it.
Therefore, when I read the below quote in the workbook of the Beth Moore study I’m currently doing, I knew I wanted to save that quote in my Bible. I paired it with a verse from Proverbs that I’m trying my best to live by:
“Let another man praise you and not your own mouth;
A stranger, and not your own lips.” Proverbs 27:2.
The quote (in case you can’t read it from the image):
“I ask God on a regular basis to give me swift and powerful conviction of sin when I’m crossing a line … The Ick Factor works effectively for me: when I’m self-promoting and self-serving, I want my insides to respond with a nauseated ‘Ick’” – Beth Moore, Entrusted Workbook, p. 85.
(The green colored glob is meant to represent slime. I used pencil crayon and black Pigma Micron pens for this.)