Hi friends! Thanks for joining me here today. Let’s chat about our prayer requests today, shall we? I’ve been talking to God about something for a long time now, and it has been weighing on me heavily. And just yesterday I received an answer. I just didn’t see it until the right moment. I just happened to be reading my bible (clue #1), and there it was. Maybe you’re more adept at picking things up, but sometimes I feel like I need a big neon sign. Or maybe our hearts need to be in the right place for these things (clue #2). Thank you Holy Spirit for speaking to our hearts!
That’s how this passage in Exodus is for me. This week I re-read the story of the Lord providing manna to the Israelites. God’s people were hungry, and the Lord fed them manna from heaven, literally. They gathered it in the morning – some gathered a lot, some less, but “Each family had just what it needed.” (v. 18) Just what they needed! The Lord is my shepherd, I have everything I need…
I’m sure they got tired of eating it, but what a blessing to be able to go outside every day and see the Lord’s mercies new that very morning, on the ground for you to pick up with your own hands. He is our daily bread, our portion and our cup. Let’s remember how much we can depend on Him for all we need! I can be disgruntled or I can be grateful. It’s a heart thing.
For today’s entry, I’m using Elaine Davis’ new set, Better than Bandages. I’m using it here to remind me that I need a heart prescription to see the blessings and mercies He gives us every day. I love taking my multivitamins every day, and I’ve come to depend on them because they make me feel better. And just like taking my daily vitamins, I can recount my blessings daily. One’s for health, one’s for the heart (or spirit!). How wonderful are His mercies!
Since it’s school supply time, I thought it would be fun to add loose leaf notebook “lines” on my page. I love how the Illustrating Bible has blank margins, so we can fill it in as we’d like. I used a blue highlighter to draw lines every half inch to mimic the lines of a notebook.
I used my bible mat under the page before drawing and painting to keep the blue highlighter lines on just this page. I also added pink paint splotches to mix in a little color. The rest of the page was as easy as adding the printable element stickers. I printed the digital kits onto clear label sheets so they are easy to just peel and stick down! And that’s it! Thanks so much for joining me here today, friends! <3, Cristin