Gesso is used to help prepare a surface for painting. The proper paper is necessary for watercolor to be done optimally. Solid paper mache starts with the appropriate paper and adhesive. Weaving needs to have a loom that will hold the warp in place. Often we see a finished work of art, and we do not consider the beginnings. What is underneath is as important as the beauty we see on the surface. Without the right foundation, a work of art can fall apart, degrade over time, or not even come to fruition in the first place.
Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.2
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
Psalm 62: 1-2
It is an amazing life changing experience when someone begins a personal relationship with the Lord. However, as with all relationships, you must go underneath the surface to see the time and effort it takes to develop. Knowing God to the point where he is not only your salvation, but your rest, fortress, and rock requires time praying, in the Word, fellowship with other believers, meditating, and praise is a process. As we grow in our relationship with the Lord, we see & experience his faithfulness. We come to realize that he is always with us & loving us. We can say no matter the storms we face...that we are unshaken because we know our God.