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Fading Flesh and Glory by GenevieveGT Fading Flesh and Glory by GenevieveGT
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

(1 Peter 1:24-25)

First submission of the year came a little late ;p I'm quite behind on responding to all the messages in my inbox and probably won't get to most anytime soon lol ^^;

I found this to be a fitting verse for the start of the new year because it puts an understanding behind ones goals and approach in life. Giving an understanding that the things of this world are only temporary, whether it be your body or fleeting worldly ambitions and triumphs. So you have to wonder what real value any of those things hold to you once they end.
Personally speaking, this is where the hope in Jesus Christ shines its light. Not only does accepting the gift of salvation through Jesus allow you to enjoy the assurance of eternal life, but surrendering yourself and allowing the Holy Spirit to work within your life to produce God-honouring thoughts, actions and speech will give you goals that willingly glorifies the Lord and lays more treasures in your heavenly home where moth and rust cannot touch. I am by no means saying you can earn your way to heaven. The desire to glorify God in life is something that only comes from a true acceptance of Jesus Christ.
Is it not better to strive for goals that will gain treasures that are eternal rather than temporal? ;) Food for thought while making those New Years resolutions :3

Anyways, thanks again to everyone who has filled my inbox and I look forward to posting more of my illustrations through this new year!

Sketched in 0.3 & 0.5 Sakura Ink Pens
Colour and Typography in Photoshop
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Sanji07 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous. 
janev777 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WONDERFUL !!! La la la la  
Shaunzie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
love itMeow :3 Meow :3 
fruitsbasket1357 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
WOW this is really vivid great drawing
Tiger610 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why i should think that that text is from Isiah: The text is 2x in the bible!
GenevieveGT Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional
Correct, Isaiah 40:8 is what Peter used to reference in his writing. Shows that the truth of God's word is timeless as well ;) 
Tiger610 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, no, even 3 times!
CrimsonScissorhands Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing!
KeikoKup Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful! I love seeing Christian anime artists TuT
KatWarhound Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome art and even better message!
inhonoredglory Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Gorgeous meaning and gorgeous drawing! I love art that has a Bible verse attached to it. The design is just stunning and the colors are perfect. Keep up God's work!
AndySimmons Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student Photographer
Fantastic. God bless you
Szelenbaum Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
PaperIz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool! i just love it!:-D the message and everything! it really is food for thought! Thank You!
GenevieveGT Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional
Glad you were able to find something to dig deeper into through the message :)
PaperIz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me too :-)
Nobody-said-so Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Should a reminder of mortality be this beautiful? :XD: Really, though, I do love the idea and the way you've expressed it. The way the girl is disintegrating successfully brings the idea of ephemerality to mind.
GenevieveGT Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional
lol I guess you can take it as even the most beautiful of things on this earth will not last forever ;)
eternal-pizza-party Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student General Artist
great message and lovely art :3
Achar223 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student
TaintedPure Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this. It's so beautiful.
rice-claire Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
stunning :wow:
164-eXist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
You've been featured there ->[link]

GenevieveGT Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional
sorry for the late response but thank you for the feature
164-eXist Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
it's ok ^^
my pleasure :hug:
carly-jean Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
featured: [link] :]
GenevieveGT Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional
Thank you for the feature
lifes2short100 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Student General Artist
=) love this work
164-eXist Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
God Bless you :love:
LibertyMeadows Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i absolutely love this mixture of anime style, fashion design and statement of faith. it's cool.
carly-jean Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Destiny-Llama Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderfully beautiful and well done.
DawnArtistry Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful! :heart:
apology89 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
I love this! It's amazing!
Rkor4 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the style of your art as well as the colors! Beautifully done! :) Also, because you love Jesus makes it ten times better. X3 Keep it up!
GenevieveGT Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional
Thank you ^-^
Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
:wave: Hello! I'm here to let you know that this deviation has been featured in Manga/Anime Theme Features Vol. 3!
Blythe-drinks-tea Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!! ^,^
JaneInTheBox Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
i absolutely love this and i love the fact that you can incorporate your religion into your art^^
(one of the reasons i watch you^^)
GenevieveGT Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional
Thank you, I really appreciate your kind words. To display my relationship with the Lord through my work has always been my goal (^-^)
Noran-Wahsa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so fantastic
i love this :love:
Kelloth Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooow, is poerfect for a 2009-10 portrait!!! lovely
hart-broken Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
so beautiful!!!!!

*Greetings from the place literally flatter than a pancake!*
sasukeshindo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
amazing i love this^^
netta-pinto Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
pre-tty! :love:
Lucky-goes-haha Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
This is so beautiful and the bible verse goes so well with it ^___^
Mysticbynd Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your art featuring Bible verses.
It's really refreshing ^_^
tenko72 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great. I like the colors and how it looks like she breaks apart.
Random-Gal Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You do realize you're likely to get a bunch of hatespew about how you're "forcing your religion" on everybody? :XD:

At least it's beautiful. Good art never gets as much hate. :giggle: As for me I personally pray the haters leave you be.

I absolutely love your style, your color, your light and creativity! :heart:
You've been given a great gift honey, keep on using it for Him. :huggle:
GenevieveGT Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional
I've already come to accept that and I'm sure I'm not popular enough for too much strife now a days lol
Through persecution I'm reminded of Jesus' words:

“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also."

(John 15:18-20)

but the mindset of a Christian should be this:

"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf."

(1 Peter 4:12-16)

Thanks for your concern and support though
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