Our warm fall weather seems to have disappeared today. It is cold, cloudy and rainy out and almost looks like snowy weather. Steve built us our first fire, and I am here snug with a cup of tea and my last weeks project in my midst.
I had my friends Roxy and Carol over last week for lunch, and a cozy afternoon of crafting "Scripture Cards". I even made Kirsteen's "Chocolate Pudding Cake" and Angelina's "Angel Hair Pasta and Shrimp" recipe, as well as a yummy fall salad, roasted garlic and french bread (not all necessarily in that order, although it did cross my mind to eat the cake first). It all turned out yummy (thanks girls for the recipes), and I wish I had gotten pictures, but not surprisingly, I got too busy "yacking" to think about pictures. I am just now getting a chance to post this as "last week's project" and will probably post this week's project in a couple of days, if I can keep my up momentum.
I like this simple little project, because the Lord has been stirring my heart to "Pray His Word", which is powerful for "petition"(I John 3:14-15,) as a "Sword" against the enemy (Ephesians 6:17) , as a cleansing of the mind (Ephesians 5:26), and healing for the body, (Proverbs 4:20-22) as well as for instruction and training (2 Timothy 3:16). Speaking the scripture out loud as we pray, is also powerful to the stirring up of our faith, (Romans 10:17). I have felt impressed by the Lord to Search the Scriptures for the promises and truth that He has offered in them, write down the "Word" as it applies specifically to those things which I am praying about, and pray them to the Lord in petititon to him daily. We are instructed in Ephesians 6:18 to be in prayer and petition at all times in the "Spirit", and what better way to accomplish that than with the "Sword of the Spirit".
These little cards are meant to be written and decorated, and left in various places in the house so that they may be accessible to pray through out each day. They really did look a little cuter in my hand than they looked on the computer. If you preferred to use your computer to type them out in a nice font and print them, then adhere them, they would probably look a little nicer, but I desired to write them all out, and meditate on them that way... unfortunately, I have never admired my own writing, so that is my problem. never the less, do as you like.
At the beginning of last week, I felt a strong sense of wrestling with exhaustion. It just came over me. Steve and I both felt exhausted. I think most of the world is feeling exhausted, at least many of the people I have talked to lately, so it seemed appropriate to begin praying for "Strength". And it became the beginning of my project focus.
This one flaps open, and the scripture is inside. Should have posted the picture, but I think you can use your imagination.