"Prepared for a Purpose" | 24" x 30" acrylic on canvas
painted live during the Levite Summit online event & given to my Collector Club members for November 2020
click here to get a copy of the fine art print
“I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.” Isaiah 22:22
“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Ps. 91:4
“For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.” Ps. 139: 13-16
I had the opportunity to be a presenter and paint live for an arts & worship conference called the “Levite Summit” here in Canada this month. I painted live during the worship portion of the webinar and planned to use the opportunity to paint my November Collectors Cub painting! (some may have already saw the pictures, but didn’t know you would be getting it!) What an experience… I felt the presence of God so strong during worship as I created this painting and now get to share it with you all.
As I prayed for November, I kept hearing the word, “preparation” and saw this nest and eggs. Then I saw a gold key appear in the nest. This is what I felt as I sketched it out:
We are being prepared, a season of preparation for what’s to come. In a time of shaking, he protects us, he comforts us, he disciplines us to get us stronger, free from old sins and patterns so we are ready! We are “nesting” in a process to birth new songs, brand new ideas and assignments. Trust God in this preparation time. We are being given new keys to overcome, open new doors and take authority over the darkness. The butterflies are almost ready to fly! Get prepared, rest in his love, you were born for such a time as this!
I thought I would share an email from a participant of the Levite Summit, it gives beautiful layers and confirmation to this painting, she gave me permission to share:
With regards to the prophetic painting Mindi did - WOW!!! It was incredibly significant for every person we prayed for! When I saw the nest, God immediately reminded me of a revelation He gave me last August. Holy Spirit led me to search up the 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, which is "Samekh". It means "to uphold, lean upon, to support".
On the website 'Hebrew for Christians' on Samekh, there is a part where it talks about "The miracle of samekh". Samekh, combined with the preceding letter of the alphabet, Nun, spells the word "NES" which means "Miracle". BUT, because I am originally from South Africa and Afrikaans is my native language, I know that "NES" is the Afrikaans word for "NEST"!
Now you understand how the painting reminded me of this revelation!
The cool thing is that "Nun" means "a person who is bent, someone who humbles himself in brokenness and submission to the Lord God."
So, according to this website, the combination of samekh and nun that forms the word NES (miracle) means: "A person of faith is a walking miracle! The Lord gives support to the fallen and broken ones who put their trust in Him.” Indeed, this is directly illustrated in Psalm 145, an acrostic Psalm that begins its verse about Samekh as follows:
"The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down."
I feel that this is part of the message God gave at the Levite Summit!
The cursive way of writing this letter is also a circle, which looks like a NEST! God's love and glory which has no beginning or end!
Sukkah also starts with a samekh, indicating that God's omnipresence is our support and shelter. God is active in His support for creation and we are passive in relying our trusting in His provision and care for our lives.
The painting really opened up so much revelation during the prayer ministry - about resting in the comfort of God's perfect, never-ending Love and protection - surrounded... Even in life's storms, here we are safe and receive from Him revelation, keys to His Kingdom, and are being transformed. And in letting go of our burdens, we become light as a feather!
Col 2:2 (TPT) " I am contending for you that your hearts will be wrapped in the comfort of heaven and woven together into love's fabric. This will give you access to all the riches of God as you experience the revelation of God's great mystery - Christ (in us)"
The comfort of being and resting in the center of God's love, in the "nest" of safety and protection that He has woven together... Trusting Him completely, staying/abiding there, and receiving from Him revelation, all of this while He transforms us into the likeness and image of JESUS (the butterfly).
Thank you for an amazing day!! May God bless each of you tremendously!!
Love, Hanlie Schuch
Be prepared for what’s ahead! Rest in Him. He has a great plan for you in this next season!