"Afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.’” But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and moreover, I will not let Israel go.” -Exodus 5:1-2 (ESV)
"All that God had to do to harden Pharaoh’s heart, or harden your own heart, is to withhold His own grace.” -RC Sproul
"Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants."
-Isaiah 42:10 (ESV)
I dream every night but most of the time it’s a rerun. Lately it’s been albino mermaids. It’s on my to do list to draw one now 😍 I just love that the sea is FULLLL of all kinds of creatures that God made each with a purpose and a plan. I’m absolutely fascinated with it! When I think about all the creatures, big and small, shallow and deep, and the planning that God put into these creatures- and some we’ve never even discovered yet- it brings me joy to know that the God who created me is the one who created and takes care all these wonderful animals. Whales. Jellyfish. Octopus. Manta rays. And even that fish way down at the bottom with a light on his head 😂👌🏻
The paint on this is a flat color for the base with @plaidcrafts color shift paint on top! It’s gorgeous and they have so many different colors! Thank you @ribbonzncurlz for turning me onto this! 😘 and there’s some glitter stars at the bottom thanks to double sided tape and floor wax 🙌🏻
Believe me, my dear- there's no one like Jesus.
This is more of a victory post than it is a pretty one.
I haven’t really Bible Journaled in over a month. I’ve been in and out of hospitals, surgeries, doctors and taking care of 2 households. Plus this medication and new food lifestyle of mine leaves me unstimulated. I don’t want to do anything except sleep. I don’t want to paint, I don’t want to read, I don’t want to watch anything.... total apathy. And that’s what the devil wants. He wants us to be apathetic and lethargic- to not care or even notice that we don’t care.
But I gotta tell ya- when I know that something is a legit spiritual battle and not a flesh battle- it makes me want to fight even harder. Did I want to do this? No. Did it take me 2 weeks to do a simple layout? Yes. Do I want to do this any more? Honestly, No. Do I feel like quitting journaling? Yes. Am I going to? No. I may get tired and exhausted. I may not physically be able to do much anymore. I may get distracted with so many things that need to be done. I may get discouraged that I hate the season that I’m in at the moment or the perspective of future endeavors.
BUT when you do things for the Lord you do them because He wants you to do them not because when/if you feel like it. So, if you’re like me and need to get your hissy fit out of your system to get your life together on another gear then so be it. Remember that this is indeed a fight
"Then they sat down to eat. And looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing gum, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry it down to Egypt.Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother, our own flesh.” And his brothers listened to him. Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. They took Joseph to Egypt." -Genesis 37:25-28 (ESV)