As I work through each devotional I admit to using it as a bit of a testing ground for trying out new techniques and different ideas for embellishing. Certainly in the first instance I’m loving the devotionals for what each one is teaching me about our heavenly Father, and for the way it encourages me to spend more time in the Word. But when it comes time to the actual journaling I find I’m less anxious about making ‘mistakes’ with my decorating which frees me up to go a little crazy with what I try!
I adore what Wilna has written for her devotional on ‘Treasure’. She says, “when you remember all the beautiful things the Holy Spirit does for you, your gratitude level will become very weighty.” I think one of the best ways to think about all the beautiful things the Holy Spirit does for you is to remember who exactly the Holy Spirit is, and what his roll is. He is our comforter, counselor, helper, intercessor, advocate, strengthener and standby. It completely changes my perspective as I go through daily life to remind myself to turn to him when I need these things. For example, when I’m grieved then I know he’ll be my comforter, when I’m struggling with an ethical dilemma then I know he will be my counselor, if I chose the wrong path then I know he’ll be my intercessor. What a treasure indeed it is to have him dwelling inside of us!
Today in my video I’m going to talk you through my process of creating this textured colourful page, right from the blank page and how the ideas come to me, through to all the techniques I’ve used here. I hope you’ll be inspired to try something new today!
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