With Valentine just around the corner I thought I would share this passage and page today
1 John 3 : 18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth ….
Meaning – Don’t make loving promises with your tongue that don’t come true in reality. If you say you are going to come to help, come. The promise is encouraging, and therefore loving. But all that encouragement dies when you don’t show up. Tell the truth. Love in truth . Love is powerful .
God is greater than our heart and knows the truth of our heart in any language…… Lisa
So my page is the language of Love :
In my household and in many love is spoken in many different languages. But the meaning and emotions are the same. So Today’s page is dedicated to love in many different ways – from English – to Greek to Hebrew to Chinese’s its the language of truth and heart. This page is done in a pastel wash with gold hearts and highlights with the word Love written in many languages . Enjoy and have a blessed day …….. Lisa
Happy Sunday morning ! Today’s Words of Faith is : Is all about being steadfast and firm in your faith.
He alone shapes their hearts ;He considers all their worth. Psalms 33:11
Meaning the thoughts of his heart – The things which he has “designed,” or which he intends shall be accomplished. So be steadfast in your faith even though you may not see immediate results the Lord know your hear , Nothing is wasted in the lords name.
My page is done in watercolors done with gelatos colors ( first for me) and then highlighted with a heart and stamped word Believe > Lisa
My devotional journal :
Wherever you do,do it enthusiastically,as something done for the Lord and not for man. Colossi ans 3 :28
This implies the ideas of enthusiasm and passion. Demonstrating a good work attitude makes a tremendous difference in one’s personal life and in our influence on others. In daily work,chores or prayers give thanks to the Lord,
My Bible planner :
My weekly bible verse ,prayer list and bible study.
Happy Sunday ! Today I am bible journaling and working in my prayer journal about Gods strength and over coming fear . Read on:
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Without a doubt, this is a verse that was given to bring peace to those who love the Lord. FEAR THOU NOT – This verse is so simple in its meaning, and it offers great comfort to those going through difficult times FOR I AM WITH THEE – This is the reason why we should not be afraid. God was their protector (and He is certainly ours WILL UPHOLD THEE WITH THE RIGHT HAND OF MY RIGHTEOUSNESS – The right hand speaks of strength (most people are right-handed).
Bible passage today :
The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
We have all felt fear in something But with the Lords light to lead the way you have strength to overcome. I used the below gelato to color my page and bible stickers I had. This is the first time using gelato but found them easier to use then other medium and no bled through the pages. These came from Hobby Lobby with a coupon a great price. I will be adding to my collection of colors.
Gelatos : Compact acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage. All Gelatos® blend easily with or without water. Try this unique medium on paper, canvas, or wood!
Today’s card is one of my favorite verses:
Strength and dignity comes in many forms – Proverbs 31 as a whole is filled with AMAZING proclamations of what a woman can and should be. … The word dignity has been defined as ‘the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect’
Have a great Sunday ! And check out Lisa K Creative Life for my digital addition . Lisa
And Today we are at the 4th and finial day of advent . Today’s passage is from Matthew 2:2 when baby Jesus is visited by 3 kings -often referred to in modern times as The Gift of the Magi based on a short story by O Henry. Lisa
O Come Let Us A dore Him:
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
The Gift of the Magi :
Based on O Henry Short story – Gift of the Magi.” The theme of love is shown through the selfless actions of both Della and Jim. Each, through a showing of love for the other, sells their most valuable possessions in order to purchase Christmas gifts for their spouse.
The biblical Magi (/ˈmædʒaɪ/ or /ˈmeɪdʒaɪ/; singular: magus), also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men or (Three) Kings, were, in the Gospel of Matthew and Christian tradition, a group of distinguished foreigners who visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Welcome to my Sunday;s * Words of Faith with me ! Today as we get closure to Christmas todays post is from : Luke .
Luke 2 9-14 (KJV)
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.1And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,1Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
The Birth Announcement :
And the baby, who was lying in the manger. Would have been an everyday event if the messenger from God (Angel) had not announce the birth to all. And the sign had not pointed the way to Jesus birth to the shepherds in the field tending there ship. Such an everyday thing that brings hope and salivation to all. Lisa
It’s Sunday and as we start the advent season : Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas and the return of Jesus at the Second Coming. The term is a version of the Latin word meaning “coming” I celebrate by sharing these pages with you: Lisa
Isaiah 9:6. 6 For a child is born to us, A son is given to us; And the government Is upon His shoulder; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Is a prophecy that is fulfilled in Jesus who was born so that He could save us.
The Prophecy :
Today I kept it pretty simple since -since the message is so strong. I colored the pages with pencils and made my own clip art which I drew ,colored and cut out and adhere to the pages. Come back next Sunday as I share more of the advent season and the birth of Jesus. Lisa
The Announcement :
In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favoured! … So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. St Luke 27 .
As I clean up leftover from Thanksgiving and everything goes back to normal I leave you with this finial Thanksgiving message today : Give Thanks at all time not only at Thanksgiving – make it a part of your daily life.
“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving
We are to give thanks for our meals and for our marriages (1 Timothy 4:3), knowing that both are “good” (Genesis 1and have been blessed by God. )So even when the clean up is done don’t forget to give Thanks at any time for God is good with his many blessing is gives us. Lisa
Today’s Words of Faith come from the Book of Ruth.
A little about the book of Ruth ? Ruth is a story of love, devotion, and redemption set in the days of the Judges. Basically, it is the story of a Moabite woman who forsakes her pagan heritage in order to cling to the people of Israel. Boaz brings a Moabite woman into the family line of David and eventually of Christ.
Ruth 1 : 16
But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
Personal thoughts :
On a personal side my Aunt was named Ruth. The oldest of 12 she was an immigrant to this land as a child, first to go to college in her family and taught a generation of kids and still had time for family. A Godly women – who served her community and Church with loyalty and kindness.
A women that when I think of the book of Ruth I think of Aunt Ruth. Lisa
As we start Thanksgiving week I thought I would share this passage :
Book 1 Thessalonians 5 : 16-19 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give Thanks,for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit.
Pray without ceasing. Wow ! that’s a big command . But which doesn’t mean nonstop — but actually means constantly . In other words, we should punctuate all our moments of life with prayer. Something we can all challenge ourselves to do everyday. Lisa
My feature drawing is praying hands I drew and colored with pastels . And the words Pray and Give Thanks ! Is highlighted in this page. As this week we give thanks for all we have and Pray for the coming new year.
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