When you make this paradigm shift, when you see your spiritual life through this lens, then religion changes to relationship, performance gives way to acceptance, the pursuit of knowledge becomes the experience of intimacy, and the Bible becomes a book of God's longing to communicate His pursuit of you. In Faith Painting, Shawn Taylor challenges our unconscious notions of what matters most to the Father and our means of gaining His acceptance. As people desperately seeking an encounter with God, it appears we have settled for 'being in the presence of one who was in the presence' of God, rather than finding that intimate relationship ourselves. We assume what we do is what matters most, yet we're surprised when the Father doesn't applaud our performance. For leaders, the temptation to bow to the cultural demand for showmanship is even greater. In a culture that worships athletes, idolizes singers, and exalts actors, is it really any wonder that church leaders are expected to command attention? Those at the pulpit are often more preoccupied with being dynamic speakers and attracting great crowds of people than ushering individuals into an intimate relationship with the Father. Jesus called for a different standard. As you read through the pages of this book, you'll begin a journey to discover God's heart. You'll be reminded that the creator of heaven and earth seeks a heart encounter with you which is not interpreted through a person on a platform. When God shows up in person, life changes. Pick up your paint brushes and let God change your paint-by-number artwork into an amazing Faith Painting!
Faith Painting by Shawn Taylor was published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises in May 2012 and is our 63775th best seller. The ISBN for Faith Painting is 9781618621412.