Faith, Fun, Fashion, & Family

Faith, Fun, Fashion, & Family

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thank God... I know the truth.

Thank God I Know the Truth
by Tabitha Seaton
  inspired by God's Word and Roy Lichtenstein

 This world is full of fake people, lies, sneaky snakes, wolves in sheep's clothing, users, abuser, bullies, meanies.. (take a breath)... or people that just get scared of being sincere, 
so they just get jaded and lazy.
When you go through a tragedy people show up out of nowhere to be your "friend". 
Some are real, helpful, and stick around even after the storm.
Some were gravitated to you because you were "in the spotlight' and they want some of it for themselves. Only time will tell what kind of "friend" they really are. 
I have learned this the hard way. 
In case you are a new reader, you need to know that 5 months ago 
my wonderful husband  of 10 blessed years, Shannon Seaton, 
passed at the young age of 35 unexpectedly.

In my grieving state... the nights are the hardest.
I look forward to being "alone" after working all day with 100 art students with raging hormones, then coming home to 2 little girls that fight, whine and complain 
(sometimes they are nice though... no, they are really sweet, just take LOTS of energy!).
But when the night does come, and they girls are down... 
things get lonely in a whole new form.
It is hard... challenging... it....SUCKS STINKY SOCKS!
Night after night I am finding myself making a choice.
I can either 

A.) Let Satan steal my joy & fill my head with lies, cry in bed alone feeling sorry for my lonely self,
pig out on a giant tub of cheese puffs and Blue Bell banana pudding ice cream
while tell myself that I am an ugly slobbish loser that is going nowhere but old and wrinkly 
and will never find love or be happy ever again, 
& ignore God cause I am mad at him for all he has taken away.


B.) Believe in God's truth, rest under warm cozy blankets with my creamy Chai Tea singing praises and thanks, reading the Promises of Christ, while using my talents to help others see Him more clearly, focus on my blessings, pray for my dreams, think about all God has brought me through so far, and know the truth...
that I am beautifully, intricately, perfectly and wonderfully designed by the master of all creation. 

I am a child of His..
I can believe the lies or know the truth!
Listen to this song, Child of Mine by Mark Schultz

I will choose to listen to the voice of truth!
Listen to this song, Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns

I have done mostly "B", but a little of "A" as well. I much prefer the "B", because it just feels better.
As a young widow though, I have realized not every night can be a "B". Some nights you have to scream as loud as you can into a pillow, cry out to the dark night, stomp your feet like a toddler, and  just let it go. As long as this is not done for too long or becomes habit, I think it is perfectly natural.

I am doing my best here. I hate being fake. I am the most honest person you will meet.
BUT, here lately I feel like I have to "fake" happy, just to eventually believe it myself. I think it is better to be positive than it is to complain. 
We must speak Life! We must be a light of hope to the hopeless.
Too much of lonely night option "A" will not allow us to do this. 
If we believe His word, it is perfect. God has proven faithful. Go look in the Bible for His promises and test Him to prove it wrong.

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the LORD Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the LORD Almighty.”
Malachi 3:10-12
 God has never lied or broken a promise! His word is the only thing we can believe. 
It is the only thing that can protect us from lies of the world.
He is my refuge when I feel like this world is a jerk!
He is the only thing I can fully trust...
"Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection."
Proverbs 30:5 
If you don't understand a promise... TELL HIM!
Ask Him to show you what it means. I have...
He always answers me, but the key is being aware of the clues around you. 
He will never deny you if you ask him a question...
 He will not deny you the answer, He is your FATHER and desires to give you knowledge of His ways.

Luke 11:11-13 
“If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 
Or if he shall ask for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the holy Spirit to them that ask Him?”

 I just thank God every night, even on the Plan "A" nights after my fit is thrown, 
for the truth of His word. That it is something I can depend on for my future. I know He is taking care of me in my hard times and only His word is the only real place i can find hope. 
I pray that you can turn to Him too and see the truth. 

Go taste the truth of this daily bread and see how sweet it really is...

Psalm 34:8
"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him."

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  1. I don't really know you, but I follow you through social media...not the creepy kind of follow (I'm happily married with three wonderful kids myself), but you are very inspiring. I love your artwork, your honest and upfront approach to life, and most importantly your faith. Keep fighting the good fight. I am praying for you and your kids today. Thanks.

  2. I remember you Rocky and check up on you too (in a non creepster way). You are very blessed with what you have in your life and seem like an amazing, funny, and down to earth kinda man of faith. Thank you for the encouragement and definately the prayers. They are working. I am being renewed and something is changing in me the last couple days. I am letting go of some things that held me back from the change I didn't want to face... but it's time. This caterpillar is resting in Him instead of squirming. God Bless You and your family Rocky.

  3. I ran into your art through a pin relating to an onomatopoeia lesson. That brought me here and I read through this page which then brought me to your most recent post of your new marriage! It was really cool to get the drive through version of what God has done in your life. I really love the Truth and Liar photos above and would like to share them in a facebook group that I am a part of called Beautiful You Girls. It is a ministry to teen girls to help them understand their identity is in Christ and they are loved by Him. I think your pics are unique and powerful and would be a blessing to the girls. Let me know if it's cool to share them. Thanks!