Doodle 101 / Believe through the Holy Spirit

BAJ:Doodle101:BelievethroughtheHolySpiritpm:Sue Carroll

I have a new and very beautiful internet friend named Shraddha. We have been chatting about doodles, and our inspiration for them, and she shared with me that she has had a picture in her mind and heart about the process of believing… that our belief comes from God’s heart.  That through the Him, we are lifted up to see above what we are beneath.  (not her exact words, but what I think I am hearing her say)

…as if our belief has wings to lift us up.

We can ONLY know (believe) the “things” of God through the revelation of His Spirit.

“but just as it is written, “things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him.  For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.”  -1 Cor 2:9, 10

Because God created us to love and be loved by Him and through Him, all revelation is rooted in His great LOVE for us!

1 Cor 2 goes on to say that as God reveals truth to us through the Holy Spirit, that we can “have a mind like Christ!”  Why do we settle for our limited human perspective?!

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” -Romans 10:17

I think Shraddha has it right!  This visual, of God ‘s love pouring over and through us, revealing Himself to us… gives us the ability to be free from the “gravity” of “the world” that holds us down.  As we abide in Him, He takes us above our circumstances to see beyond our limited view…to a place where we can love without being overcome by our self centered focus.

Our lens becomes much wider…when we can see the bigger picture, our difficult circumstances diminish.

“For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”    -Romans 10:10

Shraddha asked me if I might try and doodle this idea.  It’s a simple doodle…feeling a bit humbled by the more beautiful imagery she shared with me, but here’s my first “go of it.”

For you Shraddha! Thank you for sharing your heart with me!

It is such a joy to connect with sisters from all over the world.  A privilege…an honor.

BAJ/Doodle101/BelievethroughtheHolySpirit/Sue Carroll




  1. ibelivetoday

    Omg!!! It’s beautiful.. Goosebumps n tears 🙂 thank you so much for such a beautiful doodle!! I’m not gonna try making one ..rather id use this directly if you don’t mind!!! so lucky to have found your doodles and YOU!! Lots of love

  2. ibelivetoday

    Reblogged this on ibelivetoday and commented:
    Wow!! My beautiful internet friend Sue, on my request created this beautiful doodle ❤ sharing it!!! Thanks so much Sue for dropping by my life, and for your doodles!! They're an inspiration. Love this one.. To you Sue ❤

  3. ibelivetoday

    I hadn’t read your post fully thanks to the excitement of seeing the doodle!! Your words resonate with my purpose in life!! To believe in myself and help others believe, see the magic happening when they start to believe in themselves..

    Your words are perfect too!!! Thanks for this post!! It’s a sign for me that I’m on the right track and that here on , I am going to be gifted with wings to fly high … Lots of love , shraddha

    1. suecarroll1

      Me too Tonya! What interests you? I would love to provide more content that is appealing to those of you following!! It’s so nice to get feedback:) Thank you for taking the time to comment!! Bless you:)

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