What a wonderful way to spend time with the Lord and make art! The Documented Life Project is a group on Facebook ( now over 5000 people) who created a journal and calendar book and are led each week with a prompt. My book is about my walk of faith in 2014, keeping track of prayers, how I am spending my time, how I am accomplishing my goals and journaling what God is speaking to me.
Week 5 was a relaxing one- able to go to the beach, sleeping well and peaceful. This week God gave me my one word for 2014- BELOVED. I know that He loves me in my head, but I don't feel it in my heart and to love others I need to feel loved by the creator of the universe, the Holy of Holies, the one and only Father. On my journaling page, I found verses that refer me to being the beloved and wrote them and doodled. Then on my other two pages, I found some great info about love.
a diving resolve, a divine resource, a divine reassurance and a divine need.
1 John 4:18 tells us "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out ear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
I used my selfie picture for this spread to remind myself that I am beloved!
Week 6 was learning that I have a new name in Jesus! There is a old hymn about " I will change your name" that I found the sheet music for and collaged it onto my pages. It tells me that I will no longer be called wounded, outcast, lonely or afraid, but instead be called confidence, joyfulness, overcoming one, faithful and friend of God! So powerful. I found a new necklace this week also. My silver necklace broke and I am been wearing it with my cross for over 15 years. I wanted to rush out and buy a new one , but decided to wait and pray about should I buy a new necklace, or was I to wear something else? I found this pointing star at Bealls, and it says "live your own life, follow your own star." Perfect for where I am spiritually and emotionally this year!