process video tutorial | mixed media faith art journaling by Natalie Elphinstone | Power of Disbelief

A sermon that one of my pastors preached a couple of weeks ago keeps going around in my head. In fact, it wasn’t even a sermon actually – it was ‘just’ the communion message on healing. But clearly when God wants to speak to you He’ll do it in whichever way He can. I mean let’s be honest, I don’t normally take notes during communion, but the words that she spoke resonated deeply within me that day and I had to stop and jot it down so that I could continue meditating on it further.

process video tutorial | mixed media faith art journaling by Natalie Elphinstone | Power of Disbelief

I don’t think the things that I have journalled today in my Praise Book are exactly the words she used, but the sentiment of it is roughly the same. She spoke about the difference between negative and positive forms of denial in the context of seeking after the healing power of Jesus. You see, we all need the healing power of Jesus in our lives from time to time, sometimes more than others, and for me personally right now I’m finding myself in a season of health challenges that require me to put all my faith in our loving Father.

process video tutorial | mixed media faith art journaling by Natalie Elphinstone | Power of Disbelief

I think perhaps sometimes I might face an extra challenge when it comes to trusting Jesus for healing and that’s because I’m a doctor. It sometimes becomes a battle between my science mind and my faithful heart and it can be a real hinderance when believing for a miracle. My doubt has become a repentance point time and time again. But what my pastor said on this topic has shifted my mindset. She said “having faith in your healing is not about denying there’s an illness, but denying that the illness has POWER in your life”. That’s a #wowGod moment right there!

process video tutorial | mixed media faith art journaling by Natalie Elphinstone | Power of Disbelief

 

That means it’s still appropriate to go to a doctor when you’re sick, or to seek medical attention when you need to. It means it’s still appropriate to undergo tests or to take prescribed medication. In the past I’ve succumbed to the idea that if I do those things then I’m accepting that I’m unwell, and that by admitting there’s a problem that it’s an open invitation to allow the enemy territory in my life. But not doing those things is the negative form of denial. In fact it’s worse than that…. it’s probably also a bit dumb!!

Having faith in Jesus means believing that either He’s done it all, or not at all. It means that even in the face of a diagnosis we can believe that the resurrection power of the blood is enough to cover anything and everything. It means that we can deny that sickness and disease have the right to exhibit dominion in our lives. This is the positive form of denial, or as the title of my page says, this is the power of disbelief.

Amen!

process video tutorial | mixed media faith art journaling by Natalie Elphinstone | Power of Disbelief

 

In my video today I’m going to share with you the process of how I put my page together using acrylic paints, lots of colourful stickers and the God’s Direction printables. I hope you enjoy it, and have a blessed day.

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3 Comments
  1. Maddie 3 years ago

    I was wondering what happened to the printables in this tutorial! I thought they were really cute but I can not find them in the shop. When I clicked the link I said that the page did not exist.

    • Elaine Davis 3 years ago

      @maddie-mrn Those printables are no longer available because the artist that designed them no longer works with Illustrated Faith! We’re so sorry that you can’t get your hands on them through our shop but I think you can still find them through her personal page: http://shop.alliescraps.com Feel free to contact her if you’re interested!

  2. Maddie 3 years ago

    Thank you so much @elaine-davis for your help!

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