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John 1:14

Creative Tuesdays – How to give the impressions of stained glass using watercolour batik?

Creative Tuesdays – How to give the impression of stained glass using watercolour batik?

Michael is back from Creative Tuesdays – with a challenge of stained glass. I decided to try a watercolour batik version.

I haven’t done a watercolour batik for a number of months (6?). So here is my Creative Tuesday’s submission for stained glass – Shatter the Glass Ceiling.

John 1:14

Watercolour Batik given to my hubby December 25, 2015.

John 1:14

The Word became flesh and He made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only Son, Who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

As I repeat this verse over and over and try to get it into my memory banks, I think of the amazing coming down of Jesus.

Here is a video, Song of Hope, God of Heaven come down.

It reminds me that our God of heaven came down – in the form of a baby. Jesus – human and divine. Awesome to know. The Incarnation. The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.

Songwriters
Daniel Garth Hamilton;Tedd Tjornhom;Robert Earl Seay;Chase Jenkins;Ryan Owens;Taylor Scott Johnson

Read more: Robbie Seay Band – Song Of Hope (Heaven Come Down) Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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Christmas is over but the New Year begins. As one character in the movie War Room asked, “Are you going to be lukewarm, cold or hot for God?”

I want to be on fire for HIm.

Join me as we study His Word together and build a strong group of Jesus followers.

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A stained glass look using watercolour batik for John 1:14 (tweet this).

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Stillness – Do We Test God?

Sunday Stillness – Do We Test God?

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I have spent the last two weeks with a two year old. I had forgotten many things. High energy for sure… But I also relearned how a child learns. My grandson likes to test us to see if the rules stay the same.

For instance he is not supposed to touch the red (hot) water tap – just the blue (cold) water tap. He will say, “No touch red Grandma. Touch blue one”. And I have to say, “Yes, that is right”.

He also likes to help put away the utensils. He knows that he doesn’t touch the sharp (Daddy and Mommy) knives. But each time he repeats – no touch, Grandma?

Sometimes my grandson just does something that he knows he shouldn’t – just to see if he gets the same answer.

I thought about this and our relationship with God. Do we test Him? Do we try something and see what God might say? Or do we say to Him, I know this is wrong, right? Do we need to ask Him so that we will be sure. Are we checking it out and seeing if God is still constant in His Word.

I believe God is constant. I believe that His Word doesn’t change. Sometimes I hear about people saying that this is another generation so the rules are not the same. I don’t agree with that. I believe God’s rules never change.

 Is God’s Yes – Yes and His No – No?

I think it is. What do you think? Remember this when you pray. Are you trusting in God’s Word or are you testing Him?

Prayer:

Lord, thank You for Your Word. Thank You that You are constant – never changing. We can know that Your Yes is Yes and Your No is No. We love that You are unchangeable. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

I found this video Almighty, Unchangeable God – arranged by Cindy Berry – Piano music and lyrics.

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Do we test God? (tweet this)

Is God’s Yes – Yes and His No – No? (tweet this)

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Today is Sunday Stillness.

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I would appreciate if you would link only about God’s Word. If you have a linky party that’s okay if it is about the same thing. Please no sales or prizes. I want this to be friendly but I must ask you to abide by the rules. Others want to read God’s Word – and that is what I would like the links to be about. I must take down the links that don’t follow the rules. Thanks so much.

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Please check out all the places I link to during the week. Thanks to everyone who has joined Sunday Stillness. I do try to get to your posts every week but I admit sometimes I don’t have the time.

Here are my favourite links for Sunday Stillness:

The Sunday Community by Deidra Riggs

Still Saturday by Sandra Heskaking

Sharing His Beauty

Missional Women – Faith Filled Fridays

Jennifer Miller at Scripture and a Snapshot

Fellowship Fridays at Christian Mommy Blogger

The Weekend Brew by Barbie

Shelly Hendricks at Renewed Daily (Recommendation Saturday)

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How There is Power in Scripture

How There is Power in Scripture

by Janis Cox

Bible

There is POWER in the Word.

So God raised him to the highest place.
God made his name greater than every other name
so that every knee will bow to the name of Jesus—
everyone in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.
And everyone will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
and bring glory to God the Father (Philippians 2:9-11, NCV).

As I wrote this Scripture out in my journal on August 17th, I noted that there was something powerful about writing out Scripture. The words sank deep into my soul. I shouted to myself “every knee will bow”.

Yes – Jesus will make Himself known to all. (tweetable)

Yes – every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. (tweetable)

Then I chose a passage in Isaiah.

Now this is what the Lord says.
He created you, people of Jacob;
he formed you, people of Israel.
He says, “Don’t be afraid, because I have saved you.
I have called you by name, and you are mine (Isaiah 43:1, NCV).

Oh my – the word “chosen” – we have been chosen. Doesn’t that resonate deep within your soul? It does in mine.

As I continue to write out Scripture every morning I feel the power of the Word. Sometimes the passages become more familiar. Sometimes I try to memorize them. But as I write them out they become part of me.

Prayer:

Thank You, Lord, for Your Word. It is mighty and powerful. I feel awed that the words in our Bible speak to me with such power. I consider it a privilege to have been chosen. You pursued me and I heard You call. Thank You for Jesus in Whose Name I pray, AMEN.

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Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. A writer since 2003, Janis co-ordinates a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters.

Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. For more information visit Janis on her website He Cares for You. She is a member of The Word Guild andInscribe Writers Fellowship.

HOW DOES GOD SPEAK – PART 1?

How Does God Speak?

3 Ways God Has Spoken to Me – part 1

by Janis Cox

This week was filled with surprises. Three distinct times I have heard God speak to me.

Today is Week 1 of How Does God Speak?

God Speaks Through His Words

Seeds - by Ramona Furst

Seeds – by Ramona Furst

The first time I heard Him came from a card given to me by a friend. The cover pictured a hand spade filled with seeds. Inside were these words:

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

And the Scripture given inside the card said:

“Sow righteousness for yourselves,
reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the Lord,
until he comes
and showers his righteousness on you.” (Hosea 10:12 NIV)

God continued in the next few days to plant seeds in me and also to inspire me to continue to write for Him – thereby planting seeds in my readers.

And the word seed seemed to come from many directions. In conversation I would hear the word seed, sow, plant – wow!

Then my friend gave me my own Scripture from the Psalms:

 “I run in the path of your commands,
for you have broadened my understanding.” (Psalm 119:32 NIV)

Path by Kimberley Payne

Path by Kimberley Payne

The word path stood out. Following the path that God sets before me – not deviating from the path but walking straight and sure.

To top off my week, the sermon on Sunday was about SEEDS and PATH. Could that be any clearer?

I LISTENED

What words have you heard from God this week? Pick up your Bible, start to read – what jumps out at you. Stop and listen. God could be speaking to you.

This song by MercyMe says the same: “Word of God Speak”

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for the Word. We thank you that you talk to us through the words in the Bible and the words of others. We thank you for confirmation of those words. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.

My Gratitude List for this week – counting to 2000 – I am at 1495

    • meeting people in our neighbourhood on our walks – being offered seeds to put in our ditch to make it prettier
    • little bird bathing on the porch – so cute
    • “There is no condition in life in which we cannot abide in Jesus” (Oswald Chambers, June 12).
    • being filled with anticipation of what God has in store for Write! Canada
    • bouncing grandbaby in bouncer chair and watch him fall asleep
    • reading the Bible to grandbaby while he sat in my arms
    • my friend okay to travel with me after bad reaction to shots for going overseas
    • books didn’t arrive in time for the conference – but I sold 5 anyway!
    • beautiful weather for the conference
    • reconnecting with writing friends
    • 7 am prayer time
    • 8 am worship time – awesome group leading worship
    • my continuing class with Thomas Umstaddt from Author Media
    • seeing and hearing Jean Little, children’s author
    • being asked for prayer
    • encouragement
    • great workshop with Marla Konrad
    • great workshop with my friend and mission partner, Grace Fox
    • insight
    • given a personal Scripture – Psalm 119:32
    • my friend coming to early morning prayer time – first time in 10 years coming to the conference
    • new friends
    • a Happy Fathers’ Day – I let him “be” for the day
    • remembering little things at conference – red cardinal on the porch, beautiful gardens
    • being aware of the seeds that God is planting all around and in me
    • hearing His voice, stepping out and connecting with someone with whom there had been a barrier
    • the reading Oswald Chambers about being reckless – stepping out
    • many ideas – sometimes too many but exciting
    • “the real business of your life as a saved soul is intercessory prayer” (Oswald Chambers, June 20 )
    • “Word of God speak” by MercyMe
    • awesome weather for a boat ride (forgot my camera) – we saw an adorable duck family – ducklings so tiny trying to keep up to Mom