Sunday, November 23, 2014

{SCRLLC14} Scripture Lesson #20, He Knows My Name

The first time I heard this song on the radio, I cried. And if I am honest with you, I cry almost every time I listen to this song. Our song today is by Francesca Battistelli, and it's called "He Knows My Name." First, I encourage you to listen to Francesca sing this live by clicking here. Now here is the Chorus:

"True to who You are
You saw my heart
And made something out of nothing, so

I don't need my name in lights
I'm famous in my Father's eyes
Make no mistake
He knows my name
I'm not living for applause
I'm already so adored
It's all His stage
He knows my name
He knows my name"

To read all of the words to this song, please click here. How awesome is it to know that God created you, and He created you perfectly. He knows you not only by your name but He knows you intimately. He adores you. Read that again—He adores you! He is intimately familiar with the details of your life, and He cares about your life. Who else on this earth knows you that intimately and adores you as He does? No one! I pray that fills your heart with such joy and peace. It should also motivate you to want to know Him more. God is pleased when our greatest desire is to know Him more. Will you seek Him and ask Him to reveal more and more of Himself to you? Don't you want to know Him more?

Exodus 33:17 "And the Lord said to Moses, 'I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.'"

Psalm 139:1-3 "You have searched me, Lord, and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways."

Psalm 139:13 "For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb."

John 10:14 "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and My sheep know Me."

And as the song says, we shouldn't be "living for applause." We are already famous in His eyes. Remember, He adores you! But we are to make Him known and famous! How are you doing that? Do you live so that others desire Him? I love giving God glory through my art. It's my passion. And you will soon learn more about that when I share our 2015 study with you in the next couple of weeks. Our ministries, our sharing, our lives are nothing without God. He needs to be leading our lives—leading everything. Commit every part of yourself to Him. Our love for Him should spill out, and we are to give Him all the credit.

1 Chronicles 16:8 "Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done."

Isaiah 42:12 "Let them give glory to the Lord and proclaim His praise in the islands."

Isaiah 43:7 "Everyone who is called by My name, whom I created for My glory, whom I formed and made.”

Today I decided to create four Scripture Art cards. I loved so many of the scriptures and I loved the chorus to this song. So by creating these four cards, I was able to journal more than by just doing a scrapbook page. I store these art cards in the BCW 4-Pocket Mini Album Trading Card Pages which can be purchased from Amazon, eBay, and youratcstore. These pages fit perfectly in a Basic Grey Journaling Binder or any 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" binder. They hold regular ATC cards, playing cards, or any 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" card that you make. I generally make several at once as I have my supplies out. You can even just create one art journaling page, and cut out four cards to fit the pockets.

For the background, I used the collage paper that I shared with you in a download in my art journaling post the other day. If you missed that post or would like to have my free download, please click here. The scriptures I used were Psalm 139:13, Isaiah 43:7, and John 10:14. I also used part of the chorus of the song. I thought it was just so perfect! It's not about me; it's about Him who knows me and adores me.

Remember to use Keyword SCRLLC14 when posting your creations in any online galleries. Also, please leave a link to your creation here using Inlinkz! To see all of the information regarding this challenge and the previous studies, please see this post here. Thanks for joining me today, and remember God adores you!

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Anonymous said...

Lovely and timely message. Beautifully crafted. Thanks, and may our matchless Lord bless you amazingly. Jennifer in OH

Susan Kelly said...

Thanks you. I am blessed by your ministry. I love this song.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the beautiful cards and the even more beautiful words from God.
The image caught my eye in my feed reader, but the song was what I needed to hear tonight.

Teresa Arsenault said...

I love that song too. I like how you included some of the lyrics on your scripture cards. Thanks for sharing your art and, most of all, your genuine love for God.
Blessing hugs,

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