I have a project I wanted to share with y'all. During the month of January I made a lot of bookmarks and will continue to make them. I love doing it and it's fun and I also have a reason to focus my heart and prayers while doing so. I have watched many videos on you tube and just all over the internet about all the crafting mediums. On one of the Google + communities that I belong to; Kraafters Kommunity, it's loaded with tons of great artists that are doing awesome things each and every day and there is always lots of chatter going on about how they create all their lovely art. Some have even been sharing how to be frugal and make your own supplies. Well, don't you know that I am all over that like flies on honey, yes, I am. So, someone had posted how to make your own "texture paste" or what ever the stuff is called. It's almost free if you have the supplies on hand. So, I made some and let it set for two or three days and then I finally decided that I would try to use it. With all that said, I wasn't intending to make something that actually looked Valentine-y, it just came out they way.
For the cross, I used the Stampendous Baroque Cross stamp. I really enjoy that stamp. I used Memento London Fog for the stamp. After I was satisfied with the stamping, I then used a stencil I had gotten at our local Wal-Mart and my homemade texture paste. I have never used anything like that before, so I still don't know if it is actually like it should be, but I think it turned out pretty nice. I scooped a bit out of the container and put a couple of drops of pink acrylic paint in it and mixed it really well and then applied the paste over the stencil.
A friend of mine had sent me this in a daily devotional that she gets and then she passes it on to others. I just absolutely love this. And to be honest, I may have already shared this within the last year or so, if I have, just consider yourselves doubly blessed, because this is just an awesome prayer. God has shown me who He is in my life and that is "El Roi, the God who sees me." I have much comfort in knowing that even if no one else notices, "I" matter to God! In all those times I have felt invisible, I was always seen by God!!!!! It is just human nature, to want to know that we each mean something to someone. Well, let me tell you, there is so much sweetness and joy in knowing that you mean something to the One who matters most, and that is God! You, my friend, matter!!!! No one will ever care more for you than Him!!!!!! You may be reading these words for the first time, if so, re-read them, then read them again. Soak in them. Let them penetrate your heart and mind. Read them out loud for your own ears to hear. When you hear something, you are more likely to remember it than if you just read it alone. So, read these words aloud. God also says His words will not come back void or empty. So speak Gods words aloud and let God bless you with them. He sure wants too. Something else you can do is google each of these names of God and just go a little more in depth with them to find out even more than what is written here. Anyway, read 'em, enjoy 'em and most of all, believe 'em!!!!!
A Prayer Using the Names of God
I KNOW You can create something out of nothing, please create something out of any nothing areas - the impossible situations in my life.
I KNOW You are in control, sovereign, and I give You my circumstances today.
I KNOW You are my Lord and Master, I choose to follow You instead of the ways of the world.
I KNOW You are God Almighty, and I trust that You are sufficient for my deepest needs today.
I KNOW You are my provider, and will supply everything I need today.
I KNOW You are the God who sees me, and that I am never alone, and nothing in my life goes unnoticed, for You know it all and see it all.
I KNOW You are the one and only, self-existent, eternal, covenant-keeping God and that You will always love me.
I KNOW You are my healer and I come to You now with every area of my life that needs healing today.
I KNOW You are my banner, and the victory in every situation that threatens me today.
I KNOW You are my sanctifier, making me holy, doing for me what I can never do for myself.
I KNOW You are my peace, and bring calm in every storm I face in life.
I KNOW You are the LORD of Hosts, and bring deliverance as You defeat my enemies.
I KNOW You are my shepherd, and intimately care for me even if no one else does.
I KNOW You are my Father and that I can run to You and rest in the security of your everlasting arms.
In Jesus' name,
Oh my, such powerful and precious words!!! I hope you will read them over and over and over. Always know that you have a soft place to fall when falling into the lap of God. Abba, Father is waiting, what are you waiting for?
Ladybug, I hope and pray that you are having the time of your life and that you are the belle of the ball! Sweetpea loves you and can't wait to see you again!!!
Good night my precious friends! I pray for peace, joy and love to rule your days and pleasant dreams by night. Lift your eyes and see the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! He's there!!!! God loves y'all and so do I! hugs, Patty