Bible Journaling 5.2.17

As of late I have discovered bible journaling and have been fascinated by the process that others have done with their bible journaling.  It’s kinda like art journaling + bible study all at the same time.

But personally it speaks to me to know that there are others who love the Word and the beauty of His Word to allow it to speak artistically vibrant upon the pages of the Word.

So I will be sharing varied bible journaling videos that I find that many can learn from and be touched by them.

This particular one I’m sharing is by Monica of Bible Journaling by Monica on youtube.. her channel is here… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv4X9ILzXOTX7n99ME74WHw

I learn so much from her bible journaling videos and I hope others do as well!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnMm78OWkXA

God is Dancing and Singing Over You: The Wonders of His Love

I could read this over and over. Which I will… =)

Goodness Of God Ministries

woman-beach-dancing                                                                                                                                         In one of the most amazing verse in Scripture, the Bible describes the deep and abiding love God has for us. O how hard it is in this generation to believe that God loves us; that God cares for us; that God treasures us and that God is concerned about EVERY detail of our lives. In the depth of our hearts we have failed to believe that God really loves us. Yet Zephaniah declares a breathtaking truth about God’s love.

Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT): For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

God’s Word Translation: The LORD your God is with you. He is a hero who saves you. He happily rejoices over you, renews you with his love…

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Scripture Writing

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Beth Moore is the individual who actually got me started on the handwriting of the scripture verses by writing out the whole book of the Word in the bible study that we do of Beth’s from time to time.  This time we are doing 2 Timothy and I have found that scripture writing in a journal/art journal or in the journaling Bible sticks with you.  I found BibleGirl through a video on Youtube about bible journaling and I’m going to go with this.

I may take photos and post them here.  I did one yesterday and today and the watercolor I used kinda messed up one so I may have to do a redo. 😉

Be blessed!!

Changes..changes..

Wow.  So much has changed with wordpress, even with it’s publishing blog features.  Except for an occasional reblog from a couple of other sites, I haven’t exactly blogged much.  lol.

Offline, my life has been crazy to the max, and my nose glued to the Word which has kept me sane despite everything else making me want to turn into something I’m not.

Maybe I’ll pull my nose out from the Word long enough to blog or reblog things. 😄

Grace, mercy, love, and joy..

WFG

I AM PERPETUALLY WITH YOU, taking care of you. That is the most important fact of your existence. I am not limited by time or space; My Presence with you is a forever-promise. You need not fear the future, for I am already there. When you make that quantum leap into eternity, you will find […]

via Jesus Calling [Morning] — Three Iron Nails

10.14.15 – What Love Is – Soundtrack ;)

Every bible study it seems as if God has set some sort of soundtrack that reflects what we’ve been studying.  One session I wrote the songs that had came up in the book on whatever days they popped up.

These past couple of weeks seem to reflect some of the songs from Kari Jobe’s album, ‘Where I find You.’

Here’s two songs from the album..

 

 And a personal favorite I listen to quite often..

Often times it’s not exactly Christian music that I happen to find. This particular one stuck very strongly because I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that He knew that I needed this particular song when I wasn’t feeling particularly strong and had been buffeted by winds of emotion that tried to shake me off my foundation.

It’s sung by Princess Ai Tai(Ling) & A-Lin both major singers in Taiwan and China.. I’m posting lyrics because Hangul is my strong point not Mandarin. 😄 But once you hear the music and read the translated lyrics you can understand why I hearts the song. =)

Song title: 我不離開
Song title Pinyin: Wo Bu Li Kai
Song title Meaning: I’m Not Leaving / I Won’t Leave
作詞:黃婷
作曲:Skot Suyama 陶山
Singers: A-Lin / Huang Li Ling (黃麗玲) and Dai Ai Ling (戴愛玲)

(戴愛玲 Dai Ailing)
偶爾 我會懷疑怎麼繼續
Ǒu’ěr wǒ huì huáiyí zěnme jìxù
Occasionally, I’d wonder how to continue,
不能忍住眼淚
Bùnéng rěn zhù yǎnlèi
I cannot hold back my tears,
再怎麼深呼吸
Zài zěnme shēnhūxī
No matter how deeply I breathe,
再怎麼撐住自己都不行
Zài zěnme chēng zhù zìjǐ dōu bùxíng
No matter I raise myself, it will not work.

(A-Lin)
偶爾 我不知道還能往哪兒去
Ǒu’ěr wǒ bù zhīdào hái néng wǎng nǎ’er qù
Occasionally, I don’t know where I can still go,
努力走夠遠了
Nǔlì zǒu gòu yuǎnle
I’m trying to go far enough,
天色也夠晚了
Tiānsè yě gòu wǎnle
The sky is dark enough,
醒來卻還在原地
Xǐng lái què hái zàiyuán dì
When I wake up, I’m still in the same place.

(戴愛玲 Dai Ailing)
不要怕 握緊我
Bùyào pà wò jǐn wǒ
Don’t be afraid, hold me tight.
茫茫人海我們牽住了彼此的手
Mángmáng rén hǎi wǒmen qiān zhùle bǐcǐ de shǒu
In the big crowds, we just hold each other’s hands,
為今天而活
Wéi jīntiān ér huó
Living for today.

(A-Lin)
勇敢愛過 勇敢錯過
Yǒnggǎn àiguò yǒnggǎn cuòguò
Brave to love, and brave to do wrong,
勇敢摔過 再站起來過
Yǒnggǎn shuāiguò zài zhànqǐlái guò
Brave to fall down, and rise up again,
看過多少的流星墜落 多少的彩虹沉沒
Kànguò duōshǎo de liúxīng zhuìluò duōshǎo de cǎihóng chénmò
I saw how many meteors fall, and how many rainbows sinking,
不退縮
Bù tuìsuō
I didn’t flinch.

(戴愛玲 Dai Ailing)
我不離開
Wǒ bù líkāi
I’m not leaving.

(A-Lin)
我一直在
Wǒ yīzhí zài
I am always here.

(戴愛玲 Dai Ailing)
陪你一天一天等待
Péi nǐ yītiān yītiān děngdài
Accompanying you, waiting day-by-day,

(A-Lin)
陪你一次一次重來
Péi nǐ yīcì yīcì chóng lái
Accompanying you, again and again,

(合唱 Together)
哪怕到懸崖
Nǎpà dào xuányá
Even to the cliff.

(A-Lin)
我不離開 我為你在
Wǒ bù líkāi wǒ wèi nǐ zài
I’m not leaving, I am here for you.

(戴愛玲 Dai Ailing)
我不離開 我永遠在
Wǒ bù líkāi wǒ yǒngyuǎn zài
I’m not leaving, I am always here.

(A-Lin)
遠方地平線長長延伸出去
Yuǎnfāng dìpíngxiàn chǎng chǎng yánshēn chūqù
The faraway place stretches out long enough to the horizon.
那路牌到天際 那風景多美麗
Nà lùpái dào tiānjì nà fēngjǐng duō měilì
The signs that point to the sky, the scenery is very beautiful,
慶幸我們在這裡
Qìngxìng wǒmen zài zhèlǐ
Fortunately, we are here.

(戴愛玲 Dai Ailing)
不要怕 握緊我
Bùyào pà wò jǐn wǒ
Don’t be afraid, hold me tight.
茫茫人海我們牽住了彼此的手
Mángmáng rén hǎi wǒmen qiān zhùle bǐcǐ de shǒu
In the big crowds, we just hold each other’s hands,
為今天而活
Wéi jīntiān ér huó
Living for today.

(A-Lin)
勇敢愛過 勇敢錯過
Yǒnggǎn àiguò yǒnggǎn cuòguò
Brave to love, and brave to do wrong,
勇敢摔過 再站起來過
Yǒnggǎn shuāiguò zài zhànqǐlái guò
Brave to fall down, and rise up again,
看過多少的流星墜落 多少的彩虹沉沒
Kànguò duōshǎo de liúxīng zhuìluò duōshǎo de cǎihóng chénmò
I saw how many meteors fall, and how many rainbows sinking,
不退縮
Bù tuìsuō
I didn’t flinch.

(戴愛玲 Dai Ailing)
我不離開
Wǒ bù líkāi
I’m not leaving.

(A-Lin)
我一直在
Wǒ yīzhí zài
I am always here.

(戴愛玲 Dai Ailing)
陪你一天一天等待
Péi nǐ yītiān yītiān děngdài
Accompanying you, waiting day-by-day,

(A-Lin)
陪你一次一次重來
Péi nǐ yīcì yīcì chóng lái
Accompanying you, again and again,

(合唱 Together)
把夢贏回來
Bǎ mèng yíng huílái
Win back the dream.

(A-Lin) (戴愛玲 Dai Ailing as backing)
我不離開 (我不離開)
Wǒ bù líkāi (Wǒ bù líkāi)
I’m not leaving (I’m not leaving)
我為你在 (我為你在)
Wǒ wèi nǐ zài (Wǒ wèi nǐ zài)
I am here for you (I am here for you)

(戴愛玲 Dai Ailing) (A-Lin as backing)
我不離開 (你在我的身邊)
Wǒ bù líkāi (Nǐ zài wǒ de shēnbiān)
I’m not leaving (You are by my side)
我永遠在
Wǒ yǒngyuǎn zài
I’ll always be here.
我不離開
Wǒ bù líkāi
I’m not leaving.

(A-Lin)
有過等待 有過期待
Yǒuguò děngdài yǒuguò qídài
I waited, and I expected.
不怕傷害 不怕挫敗
Bùpà shānghài bùpà cuòbài
I’m not afraid to be hurt, or to be defeated.
愛你所愛 我一直在
Ài nǐ suǒ ài wǒ yīzhí zài
I love you with my all, and I am always here.
我不離開 我永遠在
Wǒ bù líkāi wǒ yǒngyuǎn zài
I’m not leaving, I’ll always be here.
有過等待 有過期待
Yǒuguò děngdài yǒuguò qídài
I waited, and I expected.
不怕傷害 不怕挫敗
Bùpà shānghài bùpà cuòbài
I’m not afraid to be hurt, or to be defeated.
愛你所愛 我一直在
Ài nǐ suǒ ài wǒ yīzhí zài
I love you with my all, and I am always here.

(合唱 Together)
永遠都不離開
Yǒngyuǎn dōu bù líkāi
I will never leave.

Credits:
(Lyrics translated by Tony, with a lot of corrections from Mr. K.C. DO NOT COPY THE TRANSLATION. If you want to copy the translation, please credit both of us.) Translation found here plus to also know more about the singers.. http://tonybong.blogspot.com/2015/07/dai-ailing-lin-wo-bu-li-kai.html

Day 4: Children of God – What Love Is – Kelly Minter

There has been ONE THING that has been my struggle and my want.  A want for understanding, a want to be… what it truly is to be pure and holy.  I don’t even know if I can fully explain it.

To be pure and holy before Him is something that is a want and a struggle.  A struggle because I often find myself alone in this, and very often hard to do.  It’s a battle of the heart and mind to grasp and embrace in a society where almost anything goes.   Reality shows where nudity is the constant, gossiping and backstabbing is rewarded.  Being married at first meet.

Sexuality is often questioned and debated.  Family is being redefined by society and the world.  So being a person who desires the Word, to be a Berean, has been very difficult even among other Christians, because even among other Christians there is a search for romantic relationships.

Where am I going with this?  This week 3 of the bible study with Kelly Minter has been truly illuminating because I sensed Him revealing and bringing illumination to much that I have been struggling with…

Day 4, Kelly writes about being a Child of God and the differences from 1 John 3.3-10, about being a believer without sin.  Sin, the one thing that has become abhorrent to me.  The one thing that would separate me from Him, and yet it’s prevalent in many forms and ways.

We all struggle with a secret sin or two.  Something that we would probably go to our grave wanting to hide, and yet we know that there is no hiding anything from Him.

But when you have a heart that cries out for Him and to be constantly in His Presence, purity and holiness becomes something you utterly want to be even though you know He loves you completely no matter what.

So in my finite mind, I struggle and I read this from the entry..

“A life of righteousness, free of the dominant power of sin, is directly, inextricably connected to our relationship with God.  We come to this text and try to figure out how much sin is too much sin.  Then we try to fix things in our own flesh.  But our not sinning is not about how much harder we try.  It’s about our relationship with our Father and His Son.

When we consider His lavish love, His Word planted in our heart by the Father, we will begin to rely on the power of Jesus to destroy the Devil’s work.  When we fall back on Jesus to take away our sins–all of them– realizing that we are not just someone the Lord tolerates, someone He let slip in, but that Jesus actually chose us, the maybe we will realize what John is saying really is possible: We can be free of sin.”pg. 89 Kelly Minter, ‘What Love is’

This literally rends me to pieces.  Every time.

Kari Jobe’s One Desire has been the reverberating piece that echoed through me today as I have studied His Word that reflects this entry.   I could say more but I don’t have it in me to do so…

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1 John 3:3-10 English Standard Version (ESV)

3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 7 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. 8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.