Last Saturday, my friend Mae, and I
did a "Creative Faith Journaling Workshop."
Mae taught about praying with the scriptures
and I taught the 'creative' part.
In 2006, (I think I've told this story before!)
I suddenly realized that even if I prayed and
read scriptures and meditated on them
in the morning,
by 10 am I had NO IDEA what I prayed about!
I could not remember the Bible verse
nor my meditation!
So I decided to embellish, to decorate
the Bible verse.
From using collage in 2006,
I now paint a Bible verse every single day.
"Why was this oil not sold for 300 days' wages
and given to the poor?" John 12:1-11
Mary lavished her costly perfumed oil
on Jesus' feet.
Whatever we give to God, our time, our money,
our effort, our resources-
they are never wasted!
Some people may think time in prayer,
time spent reading the Bible,
is a waste of time.
But that is because they do not see
This is what Jesus says to those who
wait with Him,
who accompany Him in His journey.
"You have stood by me in my trials,
and I confer a Kingdom on you."
Luke 22: 28-29
Lent is a perfect time to accompany Jesus.
"My sanctuary will be set up among them forever."
If we spend time with Jesus,
lavishing our time and effort in
getting to know Him and His Word,
He will give us His Kingdom,
and He will set it up among us forever!
I think that is sooooo unfair!
A Kingdom for the measly time we accompany Him
in our prayers!!!!
Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!
#44, Karen Letchworth
Karen is a wonderful and
sweet person brimming over with
encouragement and love
and lots of ideas!
Go check out her blog
and be blessed!
Sometimes I put on my best pajamas
and join these great parties!