Friday, October 2, 2015

Promises Promises

For the month of September the Take Me Deeper lessons focused on 4 promises from God to us.
Week1: He Gives Us Everything We Need for Life! The scripture I used was from 2 Peter 1:3-4
“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.  Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”    
I used watercolor crayons with gesso and a Sharpie watercolor paint pen for the writing.

Week 2: The Promise of Forgiveness - Matthew 6:14-15 tells us “If you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”  Which is a little bit scary if you think about it. Kind of like when you are judging others and remember that "the same measure you used will be used for you". Sometimes forgiving others is quite hard and you have to keep handing it over to God and reminding yourself that you have forgiven. Sometimes I wish that when I forgive someone that I could forget the offense as well. For this I gessoed the pages then rolled on acrylic paints in several shades of blue and purple and wrote out "forgiveness" with a navy blue Sharpie. I printed out the words I wanted to include on the pages and then cut them out and pasted them down. Then I decided that a little decoration was needed so I drew flowers and leaves with markers.

Week 3: The Promise of Wisdom - James 1:5 reads: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” What a wonderful promise that we need to use everyday....sometimes every moment of everyday! I had to use an owl on my page...I love owls and whether they are or not, they seem so wise. This page was done with watercolor crayons, gesso and a gold paint pen. (I don't remember what brand, I got two from the clearance isle at Hobby Lobby) I LOVE the clearance isle!

Week 4: The Promise of the Holy Spirit - I LOVE this promise SO much! I can't do this life alone and the wonderful thing is - I DON'T HAVE TO! I used John 14:26 which tell us “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you”.  I need reminded - often! And He is so faithful to do so! I need taught and I am often amazed in the ways He teaches me. I need comforted and I am so very comforted with the knowledge that He is always with me and He helps me continuously. (and I even pay attention sometimes) This page was influenced by ErinLeigh at Art by ErinLeigh's Faith Art Friday. I used Gelatos, gesso and black ink with a paint brush....and my words actually came out almost the way I wanted them to! WooHoo!

For my Logos 365 LOVE page I wanted to remind myself that "My mouth speaks from that which fills my heart." If my heart is filled with love and goodness then love and goodness will be what comes out of my mouth.  Not happy with my writing on this. I tried to be ummm....more free with my hand rather than concentrating to make my writing legible, it wasn't a good idea. The idea for the page came from a picture I pinned on Pinterest and not from my head.

Many blessings to you!  
Zuda Gay Pease


Amy Sims said...

I really liked these! Your first week really spoke to me. Sometimes I try to find the things I need for life in what I do or achieve or accomplish. I forget everything I need for life is in Him! What version of the bible did you use? I like the way it was phrased.

Zuda Gay Pease said...

Thanks Amy! The scripture is from NIV, but I didn't put the whole verse on my page. I'm sure I have read the verse many times, but it really stood out to me this time. I love how that happens!


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