Tuesday, May 31, 2005


On His Path

By Ramone - March 21-22 & May 26, 2003

This is the first picture I really got from God. I was sitting with Yoko at a Starbucks and wanted to draw something. I sketched something on a napkin but it was just my own idea, I think, and a little scary! Then I just somehow was quiet for a minute and looked inside. I don't know how I did this except it was like the Lord guided me and did it. I became still and saw a picture deep inside.

It was a man walking across a path, like a bridge but with no supports. Underneath was dark water, and overhead were night stars. In the distance there were faint mountains. The path was shining bright silver.

And it stirred my heart. I nearly wanted to cry, even though I didn't know what it meant. I'd taken some art classes in college, and really enjoyed some surrealism. In the handful of attempts I made with acrylic, I got to enjoy making starry night backgrounds. So art-wise, the content of this picture pleased me because hey, I finally had something to paint! But the stirring it caused in my heart quickly overtook the coolness of it, and I began to wonder about it.

At that time I wasn't working. I had worked for a former student at his company for about six months in 2002, and I also got a part time job at Woody Hut cafe. But sitting all day at my former student's company took a toll on my back and I had to quit. I didn't know what to do, where to go, or what was next. I didn't know if I was where God wanted me to be. The stress of not having (and me not searching for) a full-time job really put a strain on my relationship with my wife. We ended up having a painful fight one day. On the night of the 22nd, maybe a day after making up, we sat at a St. Marc cafe and talked. I also showed her the picture.

I had no idea God was about to use her to interpret the picture He'd showed me! She understood it immediately and said to me:

"Everything is you in your situation, and it's really dark how you see it and the water is really dark & scary, and you don't want to fall into it and drown.

You don't know where you're going but you are already on His path which is clear & bright ... sometimes you can't see it because it's right under you.

The land feels really far from you and you can't see your goal, but you're walking. The stars are the lots of possibilities for you.

About the path being above the water with no support poles holding it up underneath:

Only God can do that. He's not scared, shaky or unsteady."
As she spoke that, I heard Him say in my spirit: "I'm leading you above the dark waters."

I seemed to remember reading somewhere, "I will guide your footsteps in the paths of peace." So I looked in the Scriptures and found all these!

"Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, and a path through the mighty waters" (Isa.43:16)

"Lead me in the way everlasting" (Ps.139:24)

"You will show me the path of life" (Ps.16:11)

"He leads me beside the still waters, He restores my soul, He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake!" (Ps.23:2-3)

"But the path of the just is like the shining light, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day." (Prov.4:18)

"...To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet in the way of peace." (Lk 1:79)

"Righteousness will go before Him, and shall make His footsteps our pathway!" (Ps.85:13)

"I am the way" (Jn.14:6)

"But now this is what the Lord says, He who created you, He who formed you:
'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...
For I am the Lord, your God... your Savior.'
" (Isa.43:1-3)

I am friends with Ryusoma, that's how I got linked to your site. I am rather artistic myself, and have been enjoying your art and the messages behind them.
I also have a fear of work...to an extent... I actually had a job interview today to do with Sub. Teaching, thinking about being a Sub. teacher in High school really scared me, I'm only 23 going on 24 and look young...
some of the scriptures in this part to do with the pic. are ones that have blessed me too:)
ps I am also a believer and follower of Jesus:)
I agree with you and God has certainly Blessed and guided you in His way. He will always lead us if we are willing to be lead. Praise the Lord. NML
I know that this post is more than 2 years old, but I wanted to just say thank you for all the good you are doing and the inspiration you give with these pictures. I know that I, for one, greatly appreciate them.
Hey! I saw you on Prophetic Arts for Jesus on Facebook. I just love all of your art. It is so real and simple and in your face. Awesome really. This picture of the bridge, made me think of a dream I had just two months ago. In the dream, I had to walk across a glass bridge that was sandwiched between two other bridges. I was SO scared to cross that bridge because it was totally glass and it looked like it was just suspended in the air. There was no support. And I was afraid that as soon as I put my foot on the bridge that I would be too heavy and would break it and I would plunge to my death below where there was much traffic. But, I knew I had to walk across it.(We walk by faith and not by sight) I had to purposely speak to myself in the dream "Don't look down, look ahead and focus only on Jesus!" It was SO hard because there were So many cars and trucks and buses whizzing around below the bridge. I made it across.(Hallelujah) and immediately was taken up on the other side and started to fly. (In the Spirit) So, your picture really resonated with me, the whole bridge thing, the dark murky water, and not knowing if you should keep going, go back, will you fall, or whatever. Very cool. :)
Blessings on your walk with Him!

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