Saturday, June 8, 2013

PrayerTangles

In the last few years, I've run across a specific type of doodling several times.  It's called Zentangles.  It is a very delicately woven tangle of doodles that is quite striking when done.  However, the whole idea behind the art form is intrinsically wrong, in my opinion.  Supposedly, you are supposed to meditate on yourself - get in the zone of selfness...bah...every time I go to thinking about myself, I get into a mess!

Psalm 1:2 says,

 "But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night."
 
Psalm 119:9-16 says,

 "How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
11 Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O Lord!
Teach me Your statutes.
13 With my lips I have declared
All the judgments of Your mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
As much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on Your precepts,
And contemplate Your ways.
16 I will delight myself in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word."
 
 
So, here's my version:

PrayerTangle

While doodling this, I focused my thoughts on those that need prayer, on God's Word, on His promises.  It is, in fact, a very focused form of art, and it is a shame that Zentangle creators are teaching folks to focus on the wrong thing.  If you're a doodler, try a PrayerTangle.  It is very calming, and your focus will be where it needs to be!


 

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