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Holy House Fire

  "For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building..." 1 Corinthians 3:9   Sometimes I get an image and I wonder if it's from God.  For example, Holy House Fire.  I received this image back in 2015 while on a Christian retreat.  I...

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Starry Host

“Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” – Isaiah 40:26 When I first designed Starry Host, I...

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Four Winds

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames...

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Thank You Lord

    What are you thankful for? Is it joy? Is it provision? Is it healing? Is it salvation? Is it something different? Thankfulness is something we all want from others, but it's not necessarily something we all give to others. Before we can give thanks to...

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Stars Of David

'"He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars-if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be"' (Genesis 15:5). Stars Of David is about a promise fulfilled, starting with Abraham, through the descendants of...

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Fill Us Up

In 2 Kings 4, there's a story called "The Widow's Oil" in which a widow is going through a crisis. Her husband has just passed away and now she must pay for his debts through enslaving her sons to his creditor. She is desperate and approaches the prophet Elisha with...

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Overcoming The Darkness

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). Jesus came from the Father into our dark world and left his mark. He pierced the darkness with his light. And with his pure...

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Watershed

Right before 2016, the Lord gave me a picture of a volcano with billowing smoke.  I drew the volcano with a ridge line of lava flowing from the top of the mountain.  It flowed down and then became a wider flow, changing into a river.  The picture...

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The Bridge

My favorite season of the year is fall.  The trees display beautiful bright colors of red, orange and yellow. The leaves appear to be on fire.  I believe it's a reminder of the Holy Spirit and how God sets us on fire by His Spirit. Ironically,...

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Double Helix

The average human body contains approximately 37.2 trillion cells.  Within each cell are 23 pairs of chromosomes (46 total).  Each chromosome has the classic DNA double helix.  A DNA double helix consists of two spiral chains of deoxyribonucleic acid.  It...

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Dig Deep

Foundation is key in our relationship with God.  No foundation equals no relationship.  A weak foundation equals a weak relationship.  Whatever we build our life on will have an impact on how we live.  Building a house on a weak foundation will result in a...

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Yes And Amen

Promises are meant to be kept but far too often they are broken.  When a promise is broken it hurts.  When a promise is fulfilled it's one of the best feelings.  We've been on both sides of promises.  We've kept promises but also not lived up to our word....

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Tears In A Bottle

Are you a good record keeper?  Do you keep up with numbers, such as the number of days you are exercising and dieting, knowing how much money is in your bank account, records of doctor appointments, cellphone bills, taxes, and even high school/college...

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Healing

"Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-" (Psalm 103:2).  Wait a second.  Did God's word just say there are benefits to knowing Him?  "Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-"  Yes, yes God's word did just say...

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Heart Rooted In Love

God has poured out his love from heaven into our hearts.  If it wasn’t for God showing us love through Jesus, we would not truly understand real love.  Real love is the kind that is willing to sacrifice.  And the ultimate sacrifice is when a friend lays...

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Fruit Of The Spirit

As I prayed about what artwork to share for March, the Lord reminded me of a piece I did a few years back in church. The artwork has fruit, representing the fruit of the Spirit, and a glowing white in between to represent the Holy Spirit flowing between...

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Reverse The Storm

Sometimes it feels like our life is in disarray. We're going through a storm and a tornado has hit us hard. Everything, usually triggered by one thing, is spinning out of control and we feel helpless. Winds are blowing us to and fro and we pray desperately...

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The Light Of Life

Combining photography and graphic design is really fun because of the vivid images that can be created to express a simple yet in-depth truth.  In The Light Of Life I took a picture of a light bulb and then transformed the filament into a cross.  The...

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Star Of David

Star Of David is a digitally remastered painting I did one Sunday after having an impression for several weeks to paint a star.  I had been wanting to paint a star since Christmas and after my pastor shared about Israel and the importance of God's holy...

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Fountain Of Life

Fountain of Life is based off of Psalm 36:9-10 (NIV): "For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Continue your light to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart." In the Message, it says, "You're a fountain of...

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Satisfy

What satisfies you?  Perhaps I should ask the question in a different way:  Are you satisfied? When I first began this pen drawing called Satisfy I drew the rock and then water flowing from it.  I was reminded of the Israelites in the desert when Moses...

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Hope And A Future

Hope And A Future is something we all want.  Plans to prosper and not to harm sound really good.  And what's even better is knowing that God wants all of this for us.  He wants it so much for us that He has planned it out already.  The prophet Jeremiah...

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Jump Into The Lord

"From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him,...

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Waves

"Why are you so afraid?" That's what Jesus asked his disciples during a furious storm on a lake.  The waves and wind raged all around them and the disciples thought they were going to drown.  They thought they were going to die. Jesus on the other hand was...

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Trust In The Lord

"It's all about perspective." Many times I've used this popular quote to describe a difficult situation where I could see the good outweighing the bad.  My perspective was different than others because I could see the positive while others only saw the...

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Free

Free.  It's a word that makes people happy.  In our society there's free food, free t-shirts, free candy, free music downloads, free coupons, free hugs.  Commercialism is full of free promotions - there's buy one get one free.  We love free stuff.  It's...

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Standing In His Presence

Rain is an important symbol in the Bible.  It represents God's provision and blessing; it also symbolizes the Holy Spirit.  I used to not like it when it rained.  Rain can be wet and cold, dangerous to travel in, cause delays and cancellations of events....

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Unshakeable Faith

At first, all I had for Unshakeable Faith was an image of a flame. So, I painted a flame and added the word faith in it. Then I wrote with a couple different sharpie markers a few verses behind the fire that the Lord gave me from Hebrews 12:1-2:...

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Exalt The Lord

I began Exalt The Lord in church one Sunday morning.  I first wrote out a verse God had put on my heart from Psalm 99:9.  It says, "Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy."  After I wrote that verse I began to paint...

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Faith To Move Mountains

Faith To Move Mountains is a pen drawing I did back in 2008.  It's probably one of my favorite pen drawings because of how God spoke to me and led me through it.  Some of my art pieces happen quickly while others are a process.  This was definitely a process but a lot...

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Jesus Is The Key

"Jesus" is the key that unlocks our eyes to see Him as Lord (Do you see the word "Lord" in the eye?). Jesus is Lord and He's the one who unlocks us spiritually. Through our physical eyes we understand the world around us.  But through our spiritual eyes we see God. ...

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Broken Chain, Grace Like Rain

"Be made new in the attitude of your minds; and...put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness." (Ephesians 4:23-24) Broken Chain, Grace Like Rain is a mixed media piece from my prophetic art drawing book.  When I began this drawing,...

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Walk On Water

Walk On Water is a painting I did one morning at church.  I visualized a footprint on water which I thought was interesting since that is an impossible thing.  There are footprints on sand, mud, and even grass, but not on water.  The footprint is a symbol of Peter's...

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Treasure

Treasure is one of my favorite pieces that I've designed so far.  One day I was praying and the Lord spoke a phrase into my heart. He said, “I will level the mountains and reveal treasure.”  I then opened my Bible and literally turned straight to Isaiah 45:2- 3, which...

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Pursue Purity

"Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart." (2 Timothy 2:22) Pursue Purity is about looking to the cross of Jesus and having a pure heart. Hebrews 12:1-2 says..."let us...

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Hope

Hope is a painting I did several years ago based on Romans 5. The heart represents the hearts of believers receiving God's love, which is being poured out by the Holy Spirit (the dove). "Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts...

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Wide Open Space

One time, while I was being prayed for, I had a vision of a window/door in space. It was a gold and silver passageway with many bright stars around it. The intercessors prophesied that I was entering a new place, a wide-open area. One of them quoted from Psalm 18:19,...

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Stand

Stand is something I started in my Prophetic Art Journal and then finished on my computer. It was fun mixing together the different mediums: colored pencil, sharpie marker, acrylic paint, and then editing it in Photoshop. When I began this piece, I knew I wanted to...

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Enter In

I illustrated Enter In right after I completed Open Up, which has a closed door at the end of a hallway, with light protruding from the sides.  I was curious what was on the other side of the door, so I asked God.  He told me to open up the door and that's when the...

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Open Up

Open Up started with a picture in my mind of a door at the end of a tunnel, with light shining from behind the door. I illustrated the picture in my art journal and asked God what it meant. In my mind I heard the words, "Open up the door." He then led me to Psalm 84,...

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Break Free, Break Forth

Have you ever felt like there was something keeping you from the Lord?  I'm talking about a stronghold that doesn't seem to break or let go.  It could be a sin or could be a lie that you have not dealt with yet.  This thing has you bound. You may have struggled for...

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Seek His Face

Seek His Face is the first painting I did in church one Sunday morning a few years ago. Before the service I asked God what He wanted me to paint. I opened my Bible to Psalm 27. Verse 8 stood out to me the most. It says:  "My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your...

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6 Comments

  1. Tom Gamble

    Great site, Curtis. Good job.

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    • Curtis Sikes

      Thanks Tom. God bless!

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  2. Sheena

    I like reading about the artworks. The art and the blog posts are very encouraging.

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    • Curtis Sikes

      Thank you Sheena! I’m glad they are encouraging. God bless you!

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  3. Melissa Ramsey

    I would love to subscribe to the art blog for free…

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    • Curtis Sikes

      Thanks Melissa! I’ll make sure you are added to the email list. 🙂

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