Sunday, August 19, 2018

Glory {Art} Rewind 2018, Plans

As school starts back, I thought we should look at our plans and crazy schedules. Maybe this will be a great reminder for all of us as we enter the school year.

The Study
So how many times a week do you have a crazy, rushed morning where you are late or things are just not going according to your schedule? Thankfully I don't have it happen too often but when I do, it really stresses me. I am a very scheduled person, and I like it that way. LOL! One morning, I was an hour behind getting the dogs on their walk and other things I needed to get done. The phone kept ringing, and I just got very behind. I felt like my whole morning was just a wreck, and I was getting more stressed as time went on. I finally took one of the puppies on a walk. As I got to the end of our street, I was stopped again. But this time it was a blessing. I got to meet our new neighbor that is two doors down from me and was just moving in. God kept saying to me "You were late because I wanted you to have this chance to meet your new neighbor." Wow, did that convict me. Have I ever thought things aren't going my way because I am trying to do things MY way? What have I missed in the past because I have done things my way and not let Him lead me or lead my day? How about you? What have you missed out on because you are doing things YOUR way?

Psalm 31:15 "My times are in Your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me."

Psalm 94:11 "The Lord knows all human plans; He knows that they are futile."

Psalm 121:7-8 "The Lord will keep you from all harm— He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore."

Proverbs 16:3 "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans."

Proverbs 19:21 "Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails."

Ecclesiastes 3:17 (ASV) "I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work."

2 Corinthians 1:17 "Was I fickle when I intended to do this? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say both 'Yes, yes' and 'No, no'?"

What does God have in store for you today?  Will you allow Him to lead you so you can find out? Will you trust God with each day or will you continue to take on each day by yourself your way? How about trying it God's way? Commit to Him in prayer each day and let Him establish your plans! (Proverbs 16:3)

Journaling

  • Share your thoughts on letting Him lead you each day.
  • How have you seen God's plans prevail in your life?
  • What plans of yours do you need to let go and let God?


The Art
I have not created any ICADs in quite a while. I still have many to create as I want one for every day of the year. Anyway, I decided to create a few this week, and this one was done for this month's study. I used the Proverbs 19:21 verse from above. I have also included a few "in process" photos. I was also working on another ICAD with my extra paint, etc., so that's what you see in the back. I will post it later in the week.






Original Study Link
To see the study from 2016, please click here.

Feel free to join us on the Facebook page where some people will be sharing their creations. To see all of the information regarding this challenge and the previous studies, please click here. I pray you see the blessings that come from following His plans for you each day!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Want a Never-ending Date Stamp?

Just a quick Saturday tip that I wanted to share with you. Do you want to stamp a date that is from June 6, 1908? Or maybe from 1965? Or even what about 1994? Your date stamp probably does not go back that far. Well, locally I purchased this 8-band number stamp. It works amazing, and you can create any date you like. The only problem is that you would have to write in the /, -, or dot between the numbers. But for me to have a never-ending dater, it's worth that little minor hiccup.

As I said, I purchased mine locally but amazon has one slightly smaller than mine that you can find here. Hope you like my tip for today. Enjoy!

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