Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Shelly Says ~ "Ignite the Passion"

Lately, God has been stirring in my heart. I was troubled by this at first.

Side Note: You may already know that I'm a photographer and that God has allowed me to take pictures for many, many years. He has even blessed me with a photography business that is solely based on word of mouth.

Earlier this year, I felt like God was saying that my photography would be changing. At first, I panicked. I thought God was saying, "No more photography. I'm doin' a new thang!" I became angry. I love taking pictures.

By the way, I have since confessed and repented of this anger.

Here's the deal though. Since then, I have come to understand that God might be changing my photography simply as I know it. : )

I believe that He is leading me into "Spiritual Photography."

While Spiritual Photography (I'm not even sure if that's a proper noun) is a very new concept for me, I understand that it's simply taking pictures of things that are spiritual.

This concept was shared with me by a new friend of mine. She said that she took a Spiritual Photography class. Interesting. A little nudge occurred as soon as she said the words.

Now, I feel like that could be how my photography is changing . . . from taking pictures of people back to my first love ~ nature ~ God's canvas!

If you're one of my photography clients, please don't panic. : ) This is not a done deal . . . just where I feel God is leading me. I wanted to share this with you today because it's such fresh, exciting news.

Just this morning, I got another nudge to get into Spiritual Photography. That's why it's on the brain.

If you're interested in viewing my work, you can visit my current portfolio by clicking the bold words.

I will keep you posted on the "nudgings."

Is God igniting a new passion in you? Is He rekindling an old one?

Spend some time in prayer today asking God to reveal how He wants to work in your life.

Tune in to that still, small voice that is nudging you towards God's will for your life.

See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland.

Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)

p.s. Is it any coincidence that my "people photography" business is sooooo slow right now? This is not of my own choosing, mind you. As I mentioned earlier, my business is strictly word of mouth (no advertising). I think "God is doin' a new thang!" (anybody remember the 80's DC Talk song?!?!) ; )