Awakened By Grace (RJD Link Up 2) 4/8/12

Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.
The one who loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I too will love them and show myself to them.
John 14:21

This journal came at a time in my life when I discovered the newness of life that Jesus promises to all that receive Him by Faith. It was an exciting time of answered prayers, and baby faith. It was the time when all things become new, exciting and suddenly sharply focused. I saw miracles and many come to saving faith. I saw others turn a deaf ear. The only thing that mattered to me was that I was hot on the trail of The Master…and He was revealing Himself to me in amazing, personal and specific ways. (John 14:21) I was on fire and unaware of the trials ahead…but oh, the wonders of His love.The depths of His love and faithfulness I would come to know soon enough in the fires of trials, in days to come. But this was a Living God wooing a new babe with the graces, and joys of new life. Here I am all full of “Jesus Bumps” as excited as a High School Girl with a crush. Only this IS the love of a Lifetime. The only Love that is Faithful and True.
Here I am having read hardly a word of the Bible. Unfamiliar with all of the workings of Christianity. Ignorant to religion. Ready for Truth! This was the the day after I was baptized and which was also the same day that my best friend Sara accepted Christ as her own Savior! Oh, did I mention I was baptized on Easter Sunday? Well, now you know! It was a two for one, spiritually speaking! This came after a 5 year spiritual slumber…where I had not had a chance to get rooted and grounded in the Word of God as a New Believer and the things of this world drew me far from the things of God. But truly by Grace He turned me upside down and right side up and …well, this is where I landed!

3-31-97

I have the answer.
The only answer.
I have the answer to every question I ever thought upon, worried over…
Jesus is the answer.
What else matters…
what else matters?
I was searching.
I was lost.
I was STILL lost.
I’m NOT lost anymore.
Everything else is a but…Jesus is a period.
Jesus is an exclamation point!
Jesus is.
He lives in me-
He has been revived.
My God, my God forgive me for sleeping…
forgive me, my wretched and wicked ways…
Let me receive every truth you hold for me…
gently in your divine presence.
I have to answer the question,
what is my life trying to become?
What am I trying to be-
Who am I?

The answer is a testimony to God.
I will stand firmly on that which has been revealed to me.
My life will be a testimony to God in Jesus Christ.
This is His will.
Thy will be done!

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This Is Love


Happy Easter Sunday!


This is love: not that we loved God, 

but that he loved us and sent his Son 

as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1 John 4:10


Dear Lord, may we who claim to belong to you, 
walk in such a way that our beauty is evident in the quiet places, 
and hidden corners 
as much as in the places where
we are seen by the eyes of many. 

In Jesus Name, Amen




Celebrating Jesus- A Special Lay Out

My Scrap-booking creation celebrating the Savior. 

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Revelation 1:8

This is a layout that truly includes a few of my favorite saved bits and pieces-cards, magazine clippings, even an envelope! I used products from Creative Memories (pens, pages, stickers, taper runner, fridge frame) and Faithfully Yours (silver embellishment stickers). I did smudge gold ink on cotton balls over the white card-stock stating “Our Joy Is In Him” and the John 3:16 verse. The Crucified Christ was a a beautiful linen card my friend Sara brought me back from a missionary trip. The Ascending Christ is a card I saved which I bought when I began my walk with the Faithful One. I ended up adding one more final verse from the same card. And the final Lion of The Tribe of Judah picture wraps up this lay out…He is Risen, and Behold He is will return again soon!

Maranatha!

Come, Lord Jesus!

Celebrating The One Who Was and Is and Is To Come with you!

The Manger scene is from an envelope of Christmas cards.
I just cut it to my own specifications and whala-embellishment!

The tomb picture was taken from a track that I had saved.
The silver sticker states John 14: 6
“I am the Way The Truth and The Life.”

Then I noticed something missing! Can you see what I added?

The Tomb Is Empty!

Have a Blessed Easter Sunday!

Eventually Linking up with: Create with Joy, Crafty Me and For Love of Cupcakes.

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