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.
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
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 – take us too Deuteronomy :
Deuteronomy, Hebrew Devarim, (“Words”), fifth book of the Old Testament, written in the form of a farewell address by Moses to the Israelites before they entered the Promised Land of Canaan. The speeches that constitute this address recall Israel’s past, reiterate laws that Moses had communicated to the people at Horeb (Sinai), and emphasize that observance of these laws is essential for the well-being of the people in the land they are about to possess. The title Deuteronomy, derived from Greek, thus means a “copy,” or a “repetition,” of the law rather than “second law,” as the word’s etymology seems to suggest.
This verse is one of my Mom;s favorite verses. She even has it posted in the house. I did my pages in blues,pinks and purple with heart stamps decorated in those colors. Highlighting the love of God with all your heart. Lisa
The Rose is done in red,pinks and purple . Roses shows love and beloved.
In the Shir Hashirim (Song of Songs or Song of Solomon) 2:1, the speaker (the beloved) says “I am the rose of Sharon, a rose of the valley”. … The word is translated “rose” in KJV, but is rendered variously as “lily” (Septuagint “κρίνον”, Vulgate “lilium”, Wiclif “lily”), “jonquil” (Jerusalem Bible) and “crocus” (RSV).
Good Morning -it’s a cool Sunday morning ! And : My Word of Faith this Sunday is from the 3rd book of the Bible. So God spoke to Moses-
The Book of Leviticus is the third book of the Torah and of the Old Testament. Most of its chapters consist of God’s speeches to Moses, in which he is commanded to repeat to the Israelites. This takes place within the story of the Israelites’ Exodus after they escaped Egypt and reached Mt. Sinai
The land of plenty with a basket of vegetables and grain.
Blooming Girl from Unity Stamps Bloom where you are planted.
Sunday’s Words of Faith comes from the book of Exodus :
The Book of Exodus or, simply, Exodus, is the second book of the Torah and the Hebrew Bible immediately following Genesis. The book tells how the Israelites leave slavery in Egypt through the strength of Yahweh, the god who has chosen Israel as his people.
My hardest thing about starting bible journaling was the actual stamping on the Bible. I had to fight against lesson from childhood about writing on my journey. But after finishing this first page I was at peace with it. Because as scholars of old I was highlighting the message with beauty and meaning. Enjoy my first page.
I decorated my verse in lots of happy colors with flowers and a lady beg( lady Luck of new beginning) . Bible journaling is perfect for all the small stamps I have collected over the years in this traditional Bible where space is limited.
Stop bye next week as we explore the – The Book of Leviticus is the third book of the Torah and of the Old Testament. Lisa
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