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combines the activity of coloring with thinking upon God's word from Luke 12. Designed to encourage spending time with Jesus, this journal has pages for recording insight during the process of growth that He brings to every life.
If you tend to worry or obsess about the future, this book is for you. Even if you don't, lingering upon these scriptures will take you to a higher level of faith. Your coloring experience combined with the Word will bring meaning to an otherwise purely tactile activity.
I'm embarrassed to admit this, when I first began working on
I was confident that I fully grasped Jesus' words about the lilies of the field. Convinced of their eloquent simplicity, my pen drew lily after lily certain that even the children who heard Him, sprawled on a grassy hillside over two thousand years ago, would have easily understood Him. That's true. Bright-eyed children grasp effortlessly what comes slower to adults, who are dulled by the stresses of grown-up living.
As I worked on the drawings and thought upon the words, I had to admit
that I knew and understood little!
The Bible is like that--deliciously simple in a cursory read, but infinitely rich and complex the more one prayerfully thinks upon the words. My understanding was undeniably shallow. So I asked the Lord to make plain its truth. I became painfully aware that I was living life in so many ways as if Jesus never spoke those words!
Are you perhaps doing the same?
Putting His words into practice is the only way to truly grasp what He meant and for the dawning of the light of its truth. Understanding takes time, just like coloring takes time. But it is time well spent!
As Christians on the journey of life, we understand Jesus' words, intend to obey them, but struggle with practically living it out.
Spending time with Jesus, and receiving His empowering, is the only remedy for crossing that divide in order to live life as He intended. It is a wonderful, deeply personal, and completely unique journey. This journal was created with that mind.It is my prayer that as you color in this journal, you will
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