Blessings fellow faithartists! I have the privilege of being the guest artist for the His Kingdom Come Bible Journaling challenge this week!
A little about me personally and artistically~ I blog at Adore HIM Creations and am a founding member of His Kingdom Come. I began scrapbooking in 1999 and quickly progressed into mixed media and my faith began to be displayed in all of my creations. So I created the word faithart to describe what I do! I lead in person events from an intro to faithart to mixed media faithart canvas classes. I have created lots of online faithbased classes (my classes are posted here at His Kingdom Come) lead women’s groups, write devotions for HKC and teach Bible study weekly in my home. I created the free downloads for the 2016 TMD Journal and the free Logos365 download. Find them in the HKC online shoppe! I am blessed to have a studio in my home, where I work and teach up to 6 students.
This week’s challenge is PRAISE! If you look up “praise” at biblehub.com you will find there are 487 references to praise in the Bible. I found that the last 5 chapters in Psalms all begin with Praise the Lord! I had already journaled Psalm 145 so it was a natural for me to continue with the praise theme. I just loved this information about the modes of praise which inspired my faithart.
Modes of praise “True praise of God, as distinguished from false praise (Isaiah 29:13 Matthew 15:8), is first of all an inward emotion-a gladness and rejoicing of the heart (Psalm 4:7;Psalm 33:21), a music of the soul and spirit (Psalm 103:1 Luke 1:46 f) which no language can adequately express (Psalm 106:2 2 Corinthians 9:15). But utterance is natural to strong emotion, and the mouth instinctively strives to express the praises of the heart (Psalm 51:15 and passim). Many of the most moving passages in Scripture come from the inspiration of the spirit of praise awakened by the contemplation of the divine majesty or power or wisdom or kindness, but above all by the revelation of redeeming love. Again, the spirit of praise is a social spirit calling for social utterance. The man who praises God desires to praise Him in the hearing of other men (Psalm 40:10), and desires also that their praises should be joined with his own (Psalm 34:3). Further, the spirit of praise is a spirit of song. It may find expression in other ways-in sacrifice (Leviticus 7:13), or testimony (Psalm 66:16), or prayer (Colossians 1:3); but it finds its most natural and its fullest utterance in lyrical and musical forms. When God fills the heart with praise He puts a new song into the mouth (Psalm 40:3)." copied from Bible Hub
My challenge for you is to create multiple pages that include Psalms 145-150 about praising God. It is fun to repeat your colors and design on multiple pages! Keep it simple and use your stash to coordinate the pages. I used music paper as my accent; HKC Praising Woman masks and “How Great Thou Art, & Gratitude” stamp sets. Another technique to include in this challenge is to highlight all the verses which say “Praise the Lord.” I used post it tapes to mask mine to keep them white- what is your technique to highlight verses on your page? The challenge includes a technique video and a digital download to print (includes music paper, and my notes.) The download is at the HKC Bible Journaling Challenge page.
Exciting News: HKC is having a sale for Mother’s Day! The stencils (including digital) and stamps I used have been discounted! Check out the shoppe ASAP to get in on the deals!