Proverbs 13

Hey look! I did a post on the right day!!!

So once again, didn’t journal in Proverbs. I had my weekly meeting with the woman who is discipling me, Jenn. And today we went through John 8. And since then, this has just been echoing in my head.

John 8:32

Um. Sorry. This doesn’t just speak to me. It yells at me! Its inspires me. It encourages me. The truth will set you free! Can you believe that? FREE. I am a free spirit. I think anyone who knows me will agree with that. Always have been. Probably always will be. I just enjoy the feeling of freedom!

And if you’ve ever been set free of anything, you know this feeling. So just imagine being set free in general. Being set free in your life. Not having to think of anyone else. Just you. And God. And the relationship you have with Him. You don’t have to worry about the things of this world. Money, status, popularity. You are FREE of THIS WORLD. That sounds amazing. And just thinking about it, I get a big grin on my face. Because being free is all I’ve ever wanted.

And I have it.

In. Christ.

Email me if you have questions on how to be set free. Or share your wonderful feeling of being free!

Dear Lord, thank you for this day. Thank you for sending your son to set me free. I will take my freedom to glorify you. And I pray that everyone else takes their freedom and glorifies you. In whatever it may be, I hope they use it to your pleasure. I want to make you happy. I want to please you. I serve you. And help everyone else to take the leap to serve you. In your son’s name I pray, Amen.

Proverbs 10/11/12

So I find myself choosing between blogging and sleep. So sorry for choosing sleep the last couple days! It’s hard to stay on top of such a big commitment with a 5 month old, and the rest of life! Wow! Not to mention, I’m the worlds WORST at time management. Anyone who knows me can agree with that!

I look at this like my job. So when I get backed up, I find myself getting disappointed. So please forgive me while I try to juggle this commitment with all my others.

So Proverbs 10-12 is pretty much saying the same things. Which for someone like me who has a low reading comprehension starts to get confusing. And my journaling bible is a different translation than I’m used to. Which I knew early on would cause certain problems. So I find myself reading my NIV version, and journaling in my ESV version.

– Just so you know, I’m currently typing with one hand because Lucas is clingy today. So excuse any typos I don’t catch. And I’m also getting constantly interrupted. Life as a mother and a wife. –

But basically, what I got out of these three chapters, is to follow in the way of the righteous and to not lie. Don’t be prideful, slanderous or rude. But love instruction, love and discipline. Which is pretty much the last few chapters previously. So when it starts repeating itself, I need to slow down and really listen to what God is telling me. I reflect. And think. Sometimes I just journal after reading. I will right down prayers and thoughts to get it all out. And that’s what I did with these three chapters. I journaled prayers. And instead of journaling these chapters, I prayed to the Lord to speak through His word, and speak to me. And two words came to mind: love and truth. So, I went to my index, closed my eyes, and pointed on the page.

The verse that came for love was Romans 13:10. I read it. Loved it. And then read the whole paragraph. Love is a funny thing. I have love for my son. And I have love for my husband. I have love for those in family and those close to me. But do I have love for the stranger in front of me at walmart? Do I have love for the stranger next to me at the stop light? In today’s world, it’s hard to love strangers. It’s hard to think of others. And it’s even harder to think of others as your brother and sister in Christ. What if as a whole, we started loving everyone. We started loving others as God intended us to love them? What if we found the good and the light in those strangers? I bet love would come next. Because we are all made in His image. So look for Jesus in that stranger behind you. Look for Jesus in everyone and every thing around you. I bet you’ll start looking at them lovingly. And soon, you will start loving your neighbor.

And it’s funny. After writing that, I looked up the verse for truth: 1 Peter 1:22. I promise I didn’t look at it before writing what I wrote above. For a sincere brotherly love. I bet there are people reading this who think I wrote the above paragraph to link these two. And I can promise you, I didn’t. This was eyes closed, pointing to a page, writing the verses down and looking them up separately. God wanted me to tell you this. I don’t know who needs to hear this. Maybe it’s just me. Maybe, just maybe, someone else did too.

God is an all knowing God. He knows what needs to be said. And I’m just lucky enough for him to have convicted me to start this. Although, it’s not going in the direction I thought it would when I started, I know this is where He is leading me. This is what He wants to be said. And my faith is growing stronger by doing this. So even if no one else gets anything else from this, I am. And that’s what I was searching for anyway.

Dear Lord, thank you. Thank you for convicting me to this blog. Thank you for leading me to art worship. Thank you for speaking through me and to me. Thank you for letting me learn something new each time I post. Thank you for giving me the time and energy to continue in your word. Today, I’m not asking for anything. I’m just thanking you. You are holy. And I am thankful. In your son’s name I pray, Amen.

Proverbs 8/9

Hello!

So for yesterday’s chapter 8, verse 35 was amazing. If you’ve ever been to life church, you know they say that after service. Or at least, the ones I’ve been to do. So I had a lot of fun with this one. I got some new pens, and learned some new tricks. So now I won’t dry out my pens. I will try to do a process video some time this week. But I’m not promising anything because I’m already falling behind on just what I’m doing!

Finds life. Man, isn’t that the truth. I have never been happier than when I’m avidly seeking Jesus. These last couple months have been amazing for me. Trying to learn his word and his will. It’s been great! And in just the week that I’ve started journaling, the community I’ve found is just wonderful!!! I love everything about my life right now. And it’s because I’ve been trying to find Jesus!

And on chapter 9 nothing jumped out at me to journal! So instead, I went to a verse that spoke to me a couple days ago on my bible app and journaled that!

I saw that taz + belly did a world embellishment, and LOVED the idea! So I put my own spit on it, and did it here! And loved this verse. That’s all I want to do is be a light to everyone around me. I just want to make people laugh and feel good about themselves! So this spoke to me personally. Because we ARE the light of the world. And it cannot be hidden. It should NOT be hidden! Remember the church nursery rhyme? “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!” Yes. Even as a 24 year old, you gotta let it shine!

And you can see, I’m still trying to perfect my brush strokes and get it to come out less “liney.”

Proverb a Day! [6/7]

I swear I will get caught up eventually! It’s been tough!

But super exciting news, I have an instagram for solemnly sisters! I will post my journaling pages and inspirational quotes and such! Give me a follow!

And I’m hoping to have some exciting news coming up soon! I got to connect with my good friend, Amber today! It was so thoroughly wonderful to see her and catch up. I love that girl. And I also got to meet with my friend, Jenn, who is discipling me! That’s always such a good conversation!

So, back to the proverb a day! Well, 6 was good. And 7 was good. But there wasn’t a verse in 7 that I felt the need to journal. So I may come back to that. As of now, I have 6.

I realize that you can’t really read what’s written. But its just verse 23 from chapter 6. This is not how it looked in my head. But, on my permission pages [which I will post soon when I get caught up and on a schedule] perfection is on my ‘this bible is not’ list. So I’m trying to be okay with it. It’s between me and God. I’m not trying to be pinterest-worthy.

I have always been poor at time management. My entire life. So, hopefully I can turn over a new leaf!

Dear Lord, I pray that all that are reading can take your commandments and keep them as a lamp and lead their path. Keep them from straying. Keep me from straying. Keep me on my path that you have lead me to. Thank you for bringing great friends into my life. And thank you for blessing me with people who are interested in the same things I am to create a wonderful community. Thank you for the blessings you’ve provided me and all those reading. I am thankful. In your son’s name I pray, Amen.