I've never chosen a Word for the year but this has been by far one of my most trying years; Personally and Spiritually. So as a method of Encouraging myself I chose GRACE a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
b : a virtue coming from God
c : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace So in the days and weeks to come I desire to grow in Grace so that the love of God is able to shine through even on my worst day My Actions should show the Love of God because the Gift of Life deserves me giving God my Best!!!!
These are some of the entries I made in my Journaling Bible. Bible Journaling for those who still aren't familiar is a method of writing, drawing, scraping the meaning you got out of the chapter, verse you read. So as you can see my Focus is Grace and as the definition above states Grace is a gift. I desire to live my life serving others because of the Grace (gift of redemption and salvation) that God has granted me.
I try to journal daily but that doesn't always happen because of my illness but I feel so FREE when I'm able to sit quietly and commune with my Father and create what my heart is feeling
Being with God like this puts so much into perspective as to how we are suppose to train our hearts and minds to want to be like Christ Jesus.
Here you see my first attempt at making and writing in a ribbon banner. I don't like how it turned out but this is not about artist perfection it's about coming to God the Father seeking the Truth
about how he feels about me daily.
Just knowing that I am loved makes my storm easier to endure. When you're sick and instead of improving you keep running into roadblocks....(but I know God is doing this with a purpose in mind). I'm happy in Grace that God grants me through the blood of Jesus Christ.
As you see from the pages above and this one you can use abstract art, you can do tip-ins, paste items on like the flowers at the bottom. You can add ribbons, tassels and so much more. At the end of the day this is a wonderful expression of prayer, meditation, studying and journaling your heartfelt feelings and conviction.
I want to thank you for stopping by and checking out what comes from my heart. I pray that you will be encouraged to try getting more in tuned with Father God and learn of Him so that we will know how to love one another.
Be Blessed and stay Creative