My memory verse for this week is Philippians 4:6. “Do not be anxious about anything, but it everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present you request to the Lord.”
My reminder of that sits right on my mantle.
Did you realize that the first four words in the verse, do not be anxious, are a choice? We have the choice to be anxious or not. I had never thought of that.
Did you also realize that those same four words are a command? God is telling us to not be anxious.
When we are anxious, it is like being in the darkness. God gives us the light to see in the darkness. “With thanksgiving” is that light. Thank the Lord for being the creator. He ordained every day of your life. Your circumstances have not taken Him by surprise. Your problem is so small compared to how big our Lord is. He has in infinite number of ways to solve your problem. Let that be your light.
These little votives were made by hot gluing sticks to glasses. I tied the jute twine around them to add a little texture and detail, but mostly to hold the sticks into place in case the hot glue doesn’t hold them.
Our lives are held together by prayer. Without prayer I am convinced that all my sticks would have popped off and rolled the couch. We are told to “pray continually.” I think the “continually” is the bow tie in a double knot. It brings a peace that things will stay together.
These cracks remind me that I am weak, and when I am weak, Jesus is my strength. His strength shines through my cracks.
We are not quite through with this project yet. I got the idea from Donna at Funky Junk Interiors. I want to make a base from a larger log, but I had to wait for go get some firewood, which we did over the weekend. MM is going to cut a base tomorrow. More on this project later.
I’m still a work in progress, but I am so thankful God has brought me this far and wants to take me even farther.
Here’s a better view.
I have been showing you small parts of my mantle. Small parts of my life are what God allows me to see. But He sees the whole picture.
Look! We ha our first fire of the season. It was cold last weekend!
“Do not be anxious about anything, but it everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present you request to the Lord.”
Until next time, Jayne