Sunday, March 29, 2009

His Holy Name {Challenge 7, King}

Challenge Word 7: King
God’s Attribute: God is our King or Melek. J.I. Packer says “He is King—absolute monarch of the universe, ordering all its affairs, working out His will in all that happens within it.” Ann Spangler then says “When you pray to Yahweh Melek, you are praying to the God who watches over the whole earth and who will one day come in glory to usher in an eternal kingdom of peace and righteousness.”

How does this affect my daily life? Everything in heaven and on earth are His, and He reigns over all. (1 Chronicles 29:11-12) Do you live as though God is the King of your life? Does your attitude reflect that you belong to His Kingdom? Are you honest in everything? Are you loving and considerate to everyone even to those that you do not get along with? We are to allow Him to extend His Kingdom through us instead of being caught up in self. And in today’s world, selfishness seems to reign.

Is your attitude contagious? Do people notice? Well, when you are living to extend His Kingdom, your attitude should be contagious! It is the perfect way to invite others to His Kingdom without pressuring them to believe. I will never forget when my postal carrier came to Christ. The first thing she asked me was “Now do I have to be bold and go up to people and ask ‘Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?’” I told her no, and then I asked her how I shared with her. Her response to me was “you started sharing by the way you live.” We don’t want to be pushy in bringing others to His Kingdom but we need to live it daily! As others see your contagious attitude and they begin to ask questions, then you can share our King with them in a loving way.

For my page this week, I used some older Heidi Grace papers I had. I dressed it up with some Memory Box stamps {Memory Box Co. Butterfly Collage E1060 and Memory Box Co. Palamedes Swallowtail D1057}. I then used my Derwent watercolor pencils to color the butterflies.The two scripture verses I chose for our word King are:
1 Timothy 6:15-16 ". . .God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To Him be honor and might forever. Amen."

Psalm 145:1 "I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever."

So, will you this week choose to live under His authority instead of rebelling against Him? Will you live to please Him and not self? Will you live to share with others and extend His Kingdom?

Remember to use the Keyword HHN09 when posting in online galleries, and to chat about the challenge, join us in this thread here on Splitcoaststampers. Also, if you have just joined us or need to reference the past weeks' studies, you can see this post here. Have a wonderful week ahead, and may the Lord bless you for the time spent in His word and for living for Him daily! Blessings,


Gloria Stengel said...

Another great Bible study and a FAB page!

Georgina said...

oooh what pretty colours Patter. Gorgeous!

Theoriginalscrapbox said...

Really a very beautiful expression to your thoughts

Grace said...

Thanks Patter for another great name to study! Love your page! If you are interested in taking a peek... there is another new site for Christian women... it's called women to women:

Marsha said...

I just found your blog and am so excited about your studies. I will definately be a daily viewer.

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