Today's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers is at LEIF. I was inspired by this TRIVET - the shapes and bright colors of the agates immediately made me think of dabs of paint, and this card has been simmering on the back burner in my mind for a while now.
My brother-in-law, Michael, is a pastor and an artist and years ago he did a watercolor of a simple paintbrush, penciling in the words "paint in my life a portrait of Jesus". I have that print on my wall and adapted the saying for this card, using Monterey font.
The Bible says that Jesus is the exact representation of God, just in case anyone's wondering what God is like! It also says that God is at work, making us more like Jesus - if we let Him. Most of the time I feel like I'm so NOT like Jesus so I have to take that on faith! I guess my prayer is that sometimes even a little glimpse of Jesus will shine through!
MFT Artist Palette Die-namic
Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap
Your card is a beautiful pointer to what I believe is the focal point of your blog post - the message. In a time when I should be rejoicing, full of gratitude, and thanksgiving... I've allowed jealousy, anger, and a spirit of offense to creep into my heart.
I feel like Paul when he wrote in Romans 7:19 - For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do -- this I keep on doing.
The encouragement: God knows and he provides the mercy, love, and forgiveness we need to work through these things each day.
Thank you Bridget. You're a talented card maker with a message we all need to hear.
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