Good evening, Y'all!!! Tell me something, if you can. WHERE in the world did January go????? I went to bed last night and it was Christmas Eve, and I get up this morning and it's February 1st! Wow, Wow,Wow!!! That's what it feels like anyway. We are already a full month into 2014. But, when I stop and remind myself that I am not the keeper of time and God is, then it's ok. The one thing I am responsible for is trying to make good use of the time that God has graciously alotted me. I have had to opportunity to study and dig deeper into the Word of God in preparation for teaching Sunday School Class for the next four Sundays. I have had the opportunity to speak with and share with dear friends. I have had the opportunity to pray for those around me that are sick, hurting, and have lost loved ones. When we lose someone close to us, we may not know how to deal with that loss. God does. So, if you have lost a loved one or a dear friend, ask God to help you deal with that pain and loss, and He will. There are many ways of making good use of the time that God has graciously given us, and these are just a few ways that I have been using my time. I have also been crafting, that is also time that I get to spend with the Lord, so I really enjoy that time.
The project I want to share with y'all today is another challenge. This particular challenge was to create a Valentines card and NOT use the typical red and pink colors. Ok y'all, I'm gonna let y'all in on a secret, I love PURPLE!!! There was a little lady in the Bible that was the seller of purple cloth. That is where my love of purple comes from. As Paul Harvey always said, "now you know the rest of the story". So, y'all, I love purple and that was the color I chose for my card. I had a fun time with this project. Challenges can get you out of your comfort zone. So, I did take a few pics and wanted to share them with you.
February is known as the month of Love. There is no greater love, known to man, than the love that Jesus Christ has for you and me! If you know the love of Jesus Christ personally, you know how precious that is. We all have people in our circles of influence that need to know that same love. God has placed those people in our lives for a reason. Are we willing to share the love of Jesus Christ with them? It's one thing to know Christ, it's a totally different thing to share Christ. Share the ultimate Valentine, Jesus Christ with someone you love. I promise, neither of you will regret it.
That's all I have for y'all this evening, Valentines. So, meet me back here in a few days for another great project and hopefully y'all will have told someone about Jesus Christ and you can tell me about it. That's the plan, my friends, until then, God bless each and every one of y'all.
Hugs and much love to all of you, Patty