Monday, September 10, 2012

Do not be Afraid!

"Do not be afraid to take Mary home
as your wife..." Matthew 1:20-21
This is what an angel said to Joseph
because Joseph was about to divorce her
when she found out she was pregnant.

What a traumatic time for both of them.
I do not know how they could have felt peace at this time.
But yet, they did, when they listened to the Lord
and obeyed.

I am sure I have not had any experience in my life
close to this challenge,
but I can follow their example.
When there are trials and challenges that
look like mountains I cannot traverse,
I can listen to the Lord
and He will be my strength and guide! 
To listen well to the Lord,
we have to get rid of the "old yeast"- SIN!
This is what keeps us from hearing the Lord,
and abiding in Him! 

Is there a challenge in your life you are facing?
Does it seem insurmountable?
Listen to the Lord!
He will never disappoint us! 

Each week I choose one from those who comment
to pick an ATC for me to send them
as a thank you!
I so appreciate your taking the time
to comment!
I know how time consuming it can be!!!

Commenter No. 40 is Kay of 
Whimsy Girl and she is from New Mexico!
Kay may choose from the ATCs below
except nos. 9,10,11 and 13!

 1, 2, 3, 4
 5 Creativity takes courage, 
6 Enthusiasm moves the world, 7 Prov. 31:30
 8, 9 Luke 12:34, 10 Bloom
11 Dream, 12, 13 Surrender

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Won't you join us?


  1. Hi Patsy,

    Oh, I'm so very happy that I've won one of your lovely ATCs! Is number 5 still available?

    Thank you so very much!!!


  2. I was just sharing you with a friend this weekend. SHe is from the Phillipines originally and we went to a prayer retreat together. She was talking about God and my blogging and then you and your gifted family came to my mind!
    Now I am thinking about if I need to get rid of any yeast before bed...I want to continue to abide! Fondly, Dawn

  3. Your art work is wonderful.

  4. Oh yes, in order to hear Him clearly, we must get rid of old yeast. Have a beautiful week.

  5. Your art and words are as beautiful as always... :)

  6. Love your creativity....

  7. AS always, so encouraging! :) Thank you!

  8. Your painting is awesome and always so meaningful

  9. Thank you for this great entries! Thank you for the chance to win and THANK YOU for this bible story.. so true....
    God bless you

    Susi / froebelsternchen

  10. Your painting Is awesome,ist very beautiful,always.

    Huhs Jeannette


I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy