Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pride Brings Low


A man’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.  Proverbs 29:23

kit: Apple Pickin' by Kristmess Designs

Friday, October 30, 2015

Wise Man


A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man quietly holds it back.  Proverbs 29:11

kit: Apple Pickin' by Kristmess Designs

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Accept Correction


My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord
Or loathe His reproof,
For whom the Lord loves He reproves,
Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
Proverbs 3:11-12

kits by Sue Cummings and Vicky Stegall

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Faithfulness to the Clouds


Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.  Psalm 36:5

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sing for Joy


Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
let this be made known in all the earth.
Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 12:5-6

kit: Enchanted Forest by Kristmess Designs; paint splatter by Armina Designs; music sheet (blended) by Marta van Eck; photomask by Indigo Designs; photo and page overlay by me

Monday, October 26, 2015

Great Peace


Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.  Psalm 119:165

kit: Colors of My Life collection by Psychozoe Designs (retired); template: Flower Shop Templates by Photocowgirl

Sunday, October 25, 2015

If You Know


Who has gone up to heaven and come down?
Who has gathered the wind in His hands?
Who has bound up the waters in a cloak?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name,
and what is the name of His Son—
if you know?
Proverbs 30:4

kit: Delovely by Paislee Press; template by by Paislee Press

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Kingdom Everlasting


Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures through all generations.  The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does.  Psalm 14513

kit English Country Garden by Kristmess Designs

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fools


When a wise person pleads with a fool, whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no rest.  Proverbs 29:9

kit: Where Dreams Begin by Createwings Designs

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Waters Break Forth


For waters break forth in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert;
the burning sand shall become a pool,
and the thirsty ground springs of water;
in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down,
the grass shall become reeds and rushes.
Isaiah 35:6b-7

kit: Holly Spring Designs Vintage Love, page overlay and stream by Marta van Eck

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Two Things



Two things I ask of you;
deny them not to me before I die:
Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with the food that is needful for me,
lest I be full and deny you
and say, “Who is the Lord?”
or lest I be poor and steal
and profane the name of my God.
Proverbs 30:7-9

kit: Autumn Poems by Mystique Designs

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

From Generation to Generation


You, O Lord, rule forever; Your throne is from generation to generation.  Lamentations 5:19

kit: No Crow Zone by Kristmess Designs

Monday, October 19, 2015

Crowned with Favor


Hear, my son, your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching; Indeed, they shall adorn your neck and crown your head with favor.  Proverbs 1:8-9

kit: April Love by Craftastrophic Designs; template by Amber Morrison (modified)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Hurled into the Sea


Pharaoh’s chariots and his army
he has hurled into the sea.
The best of Pharaoh’s officers
are drowned in the Red Sea.
Exodus 15:4

(See my post here for my thoughts on this topic.)

image created from various web pics, free stock photos and my overlay; chains and water droplets by Marta van Eck

Saturday, October 17, 2015

First Love


I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.  Revelation 3:11

Have you ever thought about what you would do differently if you actually KNEW that Jesus were returning SOON?  How much time would you need to get "ready?"  A year, five years, ten, twenty?  What changes would you make?  Or are you ready to meet your Maker now if your life is suddenly just OVER? 

I have a feeling that God's "bucket list" for each of us does not actually match what is on the typical list.  From His perspective, this life is short and then there is eternity.  He wants everyone to know about His precious Son.  He wants everyone to spend forever with Him.  He wants these tiny little lives of ours to bring BIG glory and honor to His holy name, any way possible (and it IS possible through His power and strength.)

God warned us that in the end times, love would wane due to sin and rebellion.  "Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold."  Matthew 24:12  He also told us what we should do about it.  "But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love.  Remember then how far you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place--unless you repent."  Revelation 2:4-5

That is something we can all relate to, isn't it?  What did we do when we first fell in love with our spouse?  We couldn't get enough of them, could we?  There was nothing we wouldn't do for them, was there?  We wanted to know all about them, spend as much time as possible with them, and do whatever we could to increase their happiness.  God expects no less devotion.  In fact, He expects MORE.  He is meant to be first.  "The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”  Mark 12:29-31

You can't love anyone you don't even know.  We know God by reading the Bible.  We recognize His voice by hearing the Word.  We show our love for Him by honoring, serving and obeying.  Needless to say, we can't do that if we don't know what He said in the Bible that He expected.  Everything we need to know is in there, and even faith in Jesus, which saves us, comes from hearing the word.  Romans 10:9-10, 17  If we devote an hour or less a week to our spouse, will we have a happy marriage?  No! 

God is faithful to us and expects us to be faithful to Him in return.  He doesn't want to be an item on a list to check off.  He wants to come BEFORE the list.  Start and end your day with Him in prayer, praise, worship, thanks, song and study, and keep Him in mind ALL throughout EVERY day.  (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)  He never forgets you.  Be ready to meet Him in person so that you can look forward to it with excitement and joy, not uncertainty over whether or not He's been pleased with how you spent your life.

Personally, I don't think I'll be ready until God says so, and His timing is perfect.  Until then, I hope to use every minute I can to do whatever I can to show my appreciation for His unspeakable sacrifice on my behalf.  Is there any such thing as overdoing that?  I don't think so!

kit and template by MDesigns (retired)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Ungodly People


In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings.  Jude 1:8

kits: 9th & Bloom House Blend State of Mind, The Story Book Shabby Pickle Collab; template: 9th & Bloom Template Fusion (stores closed)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Owned by Jesus


Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me His own. Philippians 3:12

kits: Diary and Secret Life by Mystique Designs (retired)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Build Your House Wisely


The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.  Proverbs 14:1

kit: Berry in Love by Pixelily; template: challenge freebie by Seatrout Scraps

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

All Brothers


“But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers." Matthew 23:9

kit: Glama-a-Mama by Kristmess Designs

Monday, October 12, 2015

Zeal for God


For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.  Romans 10:2

kit: Photoshoot papers by Biograffiti; template by Biograffiti (retired)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Humble Yourselves Before God


Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.  James 4:10

kit: Games & Stories by MDesigns Creations (retired)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Meditate On Your Ways


I will meditate on Your precepts and fix my eyes on Your ways.  Psalm 119:15

kits: Heartwarming and Roche by KimB; template freebie by Tanyia Deskins

Friday, October 9, 2015

Led by the Spirit


For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.  Romans 8:14

kit: Regal Elegance by Kristmess Designs (some colors modified)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Better to Be Poor and Honest


Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and rich. Proverbs 28:6

digital scrapbook supplies:
Family Ties Scatterz by Lindsay Jane
See How She Loves Grunge Splats by Bekah E
Sprung elements by Aimee Harrison
What's the Rush elements, papers and freebie papers by Connie Prince
Spring Bouquet by Kristmess Designs (peach paper)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mercy Triumphs


For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.  James 2:13

kits by JenC Designs and 2 AM Designs; template: Busy Bee Designs Easter Baskets Freebie

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lord of the Sabbath


Then He told them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”  Luke 6:5

kit: Romantique by MDesigns Creations

Monday, October 5, 2015

Members in the Body


But as it is, God arranged the members in the Body, each one of them, as He chose.  1 Corinthians 12:18

kit: What Dream May Come by Mystique

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Lord Is Near


Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Philippians 4:5

kit: Thanks & Giving Gingerbread Ladies Collab; challenge template by Connie Prince

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Regard for His Maker


In that day man will have regard for his Maker
And his eyes will look to the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 17:7

kit: Falling in Love Mscraps Collab
template: challenge freebie by MMartinez

Friday, October 2, 2015

Godly Grief


For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.  2 Corinthians 7:10

kit: Indigo Nights by Flergs

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pure and Blameless


And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.  Philippians 1:9-11

Digital scrapbooking kit: With Grace by Creative Victorian Designs