God Colors

This is such an inspiring time of the seasons.

As winter melts away… we are left with glimpses of life awakening. Colors awakening. Oh the beautiful colors. Beautiful inspiring colors.

God is speaking to us. Do you notice?

Green and olive and gold and yellow and jade and fern and chartreuse.

God colors emerge.

Red and Pink and crimson and mauve and purple and burgundy and magenta.

Breathtaking God colors.

Turquoise and blue and slate and navy and aqua and periwinkle and white.

They stir my heart.

They inspire. They make me want to create. They make me want to grab my brushes and paints. They make me want to try and capture it. Capture just a bit of the beauty that is emerging around me.

… to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD… Psalm 27:4 (NIV)

I love His ways of speaking to us… of inspiring us. We need to only listen. We need to only notice.

What are God colors inspiring inside of you?

by Jennifer, StudioJRU

  • http://www.moweezle.wordpress.com Maureen

    I not only love the colors of spring, but all the smells that accompany them! Its like a whole new freshness which is re-appearing once again. The combination can’t help but stir my heart :)

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      Oh yes, Maureen… the fresh new smells of spring are wonderful. I love how it can stir your heart!

  • http://www.buckeroomama.com Buckeroomama

    Beautiful post –words and photos! I think I love all the color names as much as I love the colors…. chartreuse, turquoise, slate, jade, periwinkle… =)

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      I know what you mean… the names are so fun!

      • http://www.heathergemmen.com Heather Gemmen Wilson

        I was thinking the same thing! :)

  • Zoe

    Oh how beautiful!
    For me, summer is drawing to a close. And I see cobalt blue skies and golden wheat stubble, and hear the cry of the parrots. My colours are different, but they speak similar words – Our God, His majesty and His faithfulness – summer’s heat is ending, cooling refreshment is coming. And yes, I too am inspired to grab my brushes and bleed colour onto paper, to try to capture the colours, to try to capture the scents and beauty in poetry too. What a lovely post this was to read today – thank you!

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      You paint a beautiful picture with your words Zoe. Golden wheat… one of my favorite God colors. Enjoy HIS inspiration!

  • http://kendalprivette.blogspot.com kendal

    oh, i love this jen! green. i am waiting for the green.

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      Thank you Kendal. There are so many gorgeous greens!

  • http://cjfort-artandlife.blogspot.com Cindy Fort

    If joy could be a color, it would be all these wonderful ones swirled together – not muddied, but sharp and crisp and bursting one off of the other. Thanks so much for the beautiful imagery!

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      I can see the crisp swirled colors now Cindy… beautiful!

  • http://holley.dayspring.com Holley Gerth

    I love seeing the world through your eyes (and heart), Jennifer!

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      Thank you so much Holley!

  • http://browningjrcm.blogspot.com Cheilsea

    Beautiful post Jenn! I agree with Holley, I love seeing the world through the eyes and heart of such a wonderful artist and woman!

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      That is so sweet Cheilsea. I have to say HE makes it easy with the beauty HE supplies everyday!

  • http://www.jumpingtandem.com deidra

    Amazing photos!

    We drove to Omaha yesterday and on the way back to Lincoln, the sun was setting low in the west. It was still too early in the afternoon to paint the sky with sunset colors, but the blue with the blaze of the sun was just wonderful.

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      Yes! I love those beautiful moments Deidra!

  • http://twig2neststudio.blogspot.com Valerie Weller

    beautiful words… beautiful images… beautiful palette from God. It’s such a refreshing time of year- love how share your heart!

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      Thank you Valerie. HE certainly does supply a stunning palette!

  • http://www.tulipgirl1979.blogspot.com Katie

    All those beautiful colors and hues makes me chuckle at the idea that for 2011, the in color is Honeysuckle pink. God’s color choices are always spot on and amazing every day.

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      Yes they sure are Katie!

  • http://www.SandwichINK.com Kaye Swain

    Very intriguing post. My God colors today are yellow for the daffodils poking up to remind us of God’s gift of spring, and brown for the color of my granddaughter’s hair, shining at me as we work on her homework.

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      I love your God colors today included your granddaughter’s hair. Beautiful Kaye!

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  • http://www.jamfiescreations1.blogspot.com Mary

    These pics are wonderful Jennifer.

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      Thank you Mary!

  • http://www.itsgrace.com Erin @ It’s Grace

    Jennifer, this is so lovely..I have been adoring yellow. I just picked up some yellow tulips and they are really cheerful and brighten up my kitchen. :)


    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      Oh… yellow tulips. What a beautiful God color Erin. A wonderful way to brighten up a kitchen!

  • http://www.kaishon.blogspot.com Life with Kaishon

    What a beautiful post Jen! I love that God colors are all around us. Even in the gray and drear of winter! Just beautiful.

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      Yes… even in the gray of winter there are so many spectacular God colors!

  • http://dingdingdorn.blogspot.com/ He & me + 3

    I think God is the best artist ever! The colors he uses and the canvas that He has to decorate is breathtaking. I am in awe of His creation!
    Gorgeous pictures.

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      Yes HE is! HE sure does bless us with a painted canvas every day.

  • Patricia

    As a fellow artist, I soooo appreciate this post!! Your words are as beautiful as a painting! :)

  • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

    I am so, so happy to hear that Patricia. I am grateful you enjoyed it!

  • http://amylsullivan.blogspot.com/ Amy Sullivan

    These pictures reminded me of my walk today. Flowers were poking from the ground and snow was falling. . .love it.

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      Oh how wonderful. What a beautiful walk!

  • http://www.becomingme.net Angela

    Beautiful…there is still snow on the ground and a nip in the air, but spring is stirring…I feel it in my bones. Love it!!

    • http://www.studiojru.com/blog Jennifer

      Thank you Angela! It sure is stirring.

  • http://www.minyards7.com Alicia

    It’s awesome when we take the time to soak in all the beauty that God made for us. It really is breathtaking, isn’t it??

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer

      It sure is breathtaking Alicia!

  • http://heresmycuplord.com Ginger

    I love this post. Your pics are so beautiful. God has truly gifted you with His eyes.

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer

      Thank you Ginger. I am grateful for His blessings!

  • http://AmusLovesButch.com Amy

    I love any shade of pink and blue! I’m SO looking forward to my garden in full bloom! I love all of the shades God has used to beautify our world! Beautiful pictures, Jennifer!

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer

      A garden is so full of stunning God colors! Just amazing. Thank you Amy.

  • http://intentionallygraced.blogspot.com Penny

    Right now, out my window, I can’t see many colors. The gray of the sky and the brownish-yellow of the grasslands have been the same for what seems like a very long time. Lately I’ve felt my heart lose it’s color. Your post, the talk of the colors of spring, have stirred hope in my heart. Hope that one day, soon, looking out my window I will be overtaken by the richness of the greens, the crispness of the blues, and the sheer delight of any other color He splashes into my view. Hope that the color will soon return to my heart, and I will feel that joy again.
    I miss Nebraska, it was my childhood home.

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer

      Oh Penny… I know you will be overtaken by the delight of HIS colors. I know HIS colors will return to your heart. Return full of joy!

  • http://www.filledwithpraise.blogspot.com Amy

    Beautiful Jennifer! {As always!}

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer

      You are so sweet Amy. Thank you.

  • http://www.sitrelaxandread.blogspot.com Cha Cha

    Jennifer, this is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your heart.

    Cha Cha

  • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer

    Thank you so much. It is a pleasure to share!

  • http://fromtheunpavedroad.com/ Michele in Sudan @ From the Unpaved Road

    The reddish tan of the dust before the rainy season settles in earnest, the golden beams of sunlight through the haze, the grey blue of storms trying to form, the brown of earth ready for rain, the crimson of the first buds heralding the coming of the wet, the white of frangipane first blooms, the mottled green of moringa leaves, the ebony black of my children’s beautiful faces. It is a rainbow of grace surrounding me in Sudan… inspiring and calling me deeper into His heart.

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer

      Wow. What a stunning picture you paint Michele. Thank you for sharing your rainbow of grace!