Good Wednesday all my crafty friends! I hope this day finds you right as rain!!! We FINALLY have a smidgen of sunshine here in the south! I say yay to that! My car is miserably filthy, but I don't dare begin to have thoughts of washing it because the moment I do, it decides to rain again!!! What is that all about???? Now, for an OCD kind of person like me, you can imagine the pain and agony I have been going through!!!!! LOL But I can be blessed even in the rain! As spring nears, we will have needed it! So the moral of the story....I have to STOP complaining and turn a blind eye!!! LOL
This week I will be posting "catch up" projects! So today, I will be posting my Week 4 Take Me Deeper Journal page from His Kingdom Come weekly devotional journal prompts. If you are looking for a faith based opportunity to challenge you to go deeper in your relationship with the Lord, then head on over to His Kingdom Come and join in the growing fun!!
Week 4 devotional was based on the scripture from God's Word from Hebrews 10:19-23. As January's theme was "Transform," this scripture brought about "Transform Faithfully." When I was doing the study on this scripture the word that really stood out to me was "BOLDLY!" His Word says that we can boldly enter in to Heaven's Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus! That is good news my friend!!! No longer are we bound by Old Testament laws that only allowed the high priest to enter in on our behalf. Jesus's (the High Priest) work on the cross tore that veil allowing US TO NOW ENTER IN!!! We, by faith, can enter in and stand on Holy ground with our petitions and praises by the blood supplied on the mercy seat!!! That very blood allows us to be seen by the Father as whole, holy and righteous! No more yearly sacrifices, the FINAL SACRIFICE was on the cross, claiming victory and a FINISHED, complete, work!!
With that finished work on the cross, we have now been reconciled back to the Father allowing us to draw near to Him DAILY, with sincere hearts and an assurance and confidence that faith brings!! As we remain close to the Father, we are to hold fast, (the Word says unswervingly - that means not being swayed by any form of circumstance), to our faith through Jesus Christ! Because of His unfailing love for us, we are able to trust in Him completely and faithfully!
This journal page was a simple one, which it needed to be because of all that was on my plate, LOL!!! I simply used some cheap acrylic paint on my wonderful Geli plate through some of my favorite Crafter's Workshop stencils. I then distressed the edges with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo. I had a toilet paper roll handy that I dipped in the paint and dotted here and there. I then fussy cut the cross from some gorgeous paper sent to me by Mary Brack over at FoundonBrighton on Etsy. It was really hard to cut that paper because it was so pretty, but I wanted that cross!! You should check her store out if you are interested in altered books and/or beautiful paper packs for journaling!
I then mod podged my cross down along with the "Holy, Holy Holy" wording that also came from the paper pack that Mary sent me. I stamped "it is finished" on some card stock, cut it out and edged with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I also adhere them with mod podge and then used my favorite Faber Castell Big Brush Pen in Nougat to do some shading around it all. I also stamped with Archival ink the "faith, trust and love" words from a stamp set from Little Yellow Bicycle. Voila!
The work of the cross was all about a personal relationship with the Father. Today I encourage you to enter in BOLDLY and Faithfully......you will be blessed! :)