The theme for the Better Together Collab Team in designing for you this month was “Shine Your Light.” As I was journaling this page, I thought about how it’s easier to shine when we feel good or life is easy. When there’s an extra spring in our step and we feel we can conquer the day, it’s easy to proclaim God’s love and shine for Him, right? But what about when things are harder?
If you follow me on my blog or Instagram, you know I’m losing my job and have been job hunting. It’s never a fun process but due to odd circumstances, I’ve felt more roadblocks and hindrances than anything. For the first few weeks, I felt this peace in the storm that no matter what curveball was thrown, God would lead me where I’m supposed to go. But in the last week or so, I’ve felt pelted by those curveballs and started to panic. I took my eyes off God and became a scared mess.
I am not just to shine for God when things are easy. I’m supposed to be shining for Him now in the middle of my trying job search and set an example. I feel the responsibility and eyes watching me so now’s the time to put my faith where my mouth is. I’m just a broken, scared gal with my dreams, goals, and hopes all making up the pieces of my kaleidoscope. It’s more important to have Jesus shine through me now so others can see the beauty He can bring to our lives, even when things are hard.
Jesus brings hope, peace, warmth, comfort, and light. While I continue through my current trial, I hope others see that and want to experience it for themselves and their own kaleidoscopes.
To make your own spinning kaleidoscope in your Bible, punch a paper fastener through your pieces and journaling page. Put fun cardstock on the back side of the Bible page to reinforce it and cover it with something fun later.
Illustrated Faith Kaleidoscope digital set | Illustrated Faith by Bell Blvd Date it Stamp | Illustrated Faith by Bell Blvd Black Eyed Pea Ink Pad | Illustrated Faith by Bell Blvd pens | Illustrated Faith by Bell Blvd Enamel Hearts in “She Blooms Mix” | Illustrated Faith by Bell Blvd Wordfetti White | American Crafts Remarks large alphabet sticker book | Simple Stories Sn@p Cardstock Stickers | Dymo Label Maker | Artist’s Loft watercolor set | paper fastener | single hole punch