Sunday, January 6, 2008

Scripture Challenge {Week 1}

After many weeks of waiting, our Scripture Challenge finally begins. Can you believe it? I am excited as I know all of you are! God laid it on my heart to do this challenge but I never imagined the numbers of participants He would call. I am humbled at what He has done thus far. He is amazing! I only pray that each week He will enable me to guide each of you through the challenge. I am sure He will use all of us to learn from each other too. He knows each of our needs, He knows where He wants us all to grow, and He knows where He wants to lead each of us. During our year this year, I will not be teaching by any means. I will be guiding as God enables me and waiting to see how He leads each of you each week. Rely on Him as you do this challenge. Ask Him to show you what He wants you to see as you read and discover.

God clearly told me that He wants us to look at Faith this week. What is faith? Why do you believe what you believe? Faith as defined by Webster’s is “1. unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence. 2. Unquestioning belief in God.” If you want to read the Faith Hall of Fame, read Hebrews 11. These men and women completely trusted God without needing proof of anything. Jesus is the object of my faith. Who or what is the object of your faith? Use the resources to help you.

Week One Challenge Word: Faith

I used the spectacular January kit from Create My Keepsake to complete my Faith card for this week. And the scripture God had me use was Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” And I also used Galations 2:20 “I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Look through your Bible, look through devotionals, and see what God says about faith. Have fun creating your cards and pages. You have all week (or all year for that matter) to complete your cards and pages. Create as much as you are inspired to create. And be sure join in our discussion threads in this thread on the Create My Keepsake forum or in this thread on the Faith Sisters forum. Let us know when you finish creating too so we can take a peak! Have fun, and soak up everything He shows you this week! Blessings for a joyous and faith-filled week everyone!

25 comments:

Lori S said...

God is so amazing. Our pastor spoke on faith this morning. This will be a great word to start with because without faith where would we be.

Lori

Jennifer said...

I am so excited to get started! I agree with Lori; without faith, where would we be?

Karen said...

This is wonderful! Check out my gallery on SJ and look at what I called my album for my cards and what's on the front of my study notebook. God is great!

Stephanie said...

Great place to start with this challenge. As the others have said, "without faith where would we be?" Faith is the foundation of everything else. Can't wait to get started. Your card is beautiful too, BTW. :) Thanks Patter.

arams said...

I agree with those who have posted thus far - this is a great place to start. Unfortunately, I know I won't be able to stay caught up for the next few weeks. I will have a few very busy weeks with work, but will definitely be checking in to see all the great work! Thanks Patter!

Dee said...

Wow. Our Associate Pastor spoke on Faith also today and he said that same sentence you did about "faith hall of fame." Gives me chills! Can't wait to do this!

michele said...

what a wonderful place to start!

Jason and Hope said...

I'm so excited to get started with this. Thank you Patter for doing this!

Tammy said...

Thank you so much for this. I am praying to God for guidance! I agree with everyone else, faith is such a wonderful place to start.

Lisa said...

Patter!! I love it!! And you selected a great verse...thanks so much for hosting us!!

Marlou said...

Hi there you have really beautiful work here, and what great ideas The Lord has led you to do. I too am a Christian and Love The Lord :)
xx

Nena H said...

Patter, you are a wonderful wonderful woman! Totally inspired! Around the middle of November I decided I wanted to dedicate 2008 to really taking in the scriptures and relating them to my life. What a fantastic challenge I found just a couple of weeks later!!!

What a wonderful place to start! Ooooh, I cant even think where to begin! I am excited to see all of the wonderful work I am sure we all will do this week, and all year for that matter!

Thanks again Patter!

Jana said...

Love this already! My first submimssion is posted on faithssisters and I am looking forward to checking out all the creativity! thanks Patter!

teresamatz said...

Wow, just what I needed right now! My dh is considering a pastorate in a different state, and I am very scared to move..... I need to study and work on my faith in His provision! Thanks you so much for do this

Karen said...

Mine is in Kacomi's gallery at scrapjazz.com. This was so fun.

teresamatz said...

thanks so much Patter, just posted mine on my blog. This study is just what I needed this week

Stephanie said...

Mine is up on my blog, at Faith Sisters & SJ. I ended up going a totally different direction than I originally thought but I like it.

Leanne S said...

I haven't started yet because my ATC just started today, but already I have a few ideas. I'm glad to hear we're not limited to one card!

So, um, where do I sign up?

Jill said...
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Jill said...

Try again--mine is on my blog:

http://dayafterday.typepad.com

Debby said...

This was an amazing journey. I can hardly wait for each week to come along. My card is on my blog. Also my explaination of God's amazing gift to us ... FAITH.

TeacherNCrafter said...

I'm new to all of this; just created my blogspot today. My mom sent me this link. Is it too late for me to get in on this challenge? If not, how/where do I find the directions to what, exactly you guys are doing? Plz be patient with me, I'm a newbie. (=

Jennipher said...

Well, I finally got started with this.
I finished challenge one and I have a blog dedicated to this challenge. You can view my creation by clicking on my name- it is linked to my post on the blog. Thanks for a great challenge

*★-La kLaU-★* said...

i bearly understand, coz my english is not so good, but... i love your themes, i love your work...

i`m a christian too... hugs and kisses from mèxico...

Klaudya Valenzuela...

Bridgett said...

I have a lot of faith. I am glad we are starting out with this word because it's something that I really have a lot of and desire to always get more! Here's the link to my page:
http://hoosierstamper.blogspot.com/2009/01/faith.html

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