World Cardmaking Day 2015 with Illustrated Faith

Happy World Making Day to all my card-making friends wherever you are! Today is specially dedicated for you all, cardmakers!

I am celebrating World Card Making Day with this Bible Journaling free printable from Illustrated Faith. It is packed with wonderful encouraging words on that you can use for journaling and also I thought would make great cards to bless others, don’t you think? You can download the free printable here. While you are there, check the wonderful posts about Bible Journaling and how the Illustrated Faith team has shared their love of God and His word through their creativity. I am blessed by them and I believe you will be too!

I spent the morning at my oldest daughter’s soccer game although it was super cold and raining, but this afternoon I had a chance to create these cards:

World Cardmaking Day 2015 - Encouraging Cards with Illustrated Faith | http://helengullett.com/?p=7602 | #wcmd #wcmd2015 #illustratedfaith #handmadecard #creatingjoyfully

World Cardmaking Day 2015 - Encouraging Cards with Illustrated Faith | http://helengullett.com/?p=7602 | #wcmd #wcmd2015 #illustratedfaith #handmadecard #creatingjoyfully

World Cardmaking Day 2015 - Encouraging Cards with Illustrated Faith | http://helengullett.com/?p=7602 | #wcmd #wcmd2015 #illustratedfaith #handmadecard #creatingjoyfully

I hope you have great time making cards today and have fun weekend!

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Supplies:

  • Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Printable
  • Ariana Paper Packet (CTMH, retired)
  • Heartstring Paper Packet (CTMH, retired)
  • Mini Stapler (CTMH)
  • Pearlescent Watercolor Paint
  • Musical notes washi tape
  • Arrow wood veneer
  • Gold Thread
  • 3D foam tape
  • Glue runner

We Are Not Alone

God sent the Judges to rule over His people when the time of darkness, when they did whatever they wanted because they did not have the leader that could lead them to live the life God had planned for them.

They did not have the leader who lived in fear of the LORD. They did whatever they wanted because they did not know who God was, the one who set them free from the salvery. They did not see Him. They worship idols, not God.

We need the godly leader who can lead us to the right path, to God. We need the godly and anointed leader who can lead us in worshiping the one true God.

We need Jesus.

God sent Jesus his only Son, the one He anointed to live on earth, to show us the way to Himself. Through Jesus we can see God,we can know God, we can feel His presence.

But we do not always set our eyes on Him.

But we often take our own way.

But we worship our own “idols” instead of He whom worthy of all worship and praise from us.

That is why we need Jesus every moment in our lives.

That is why we need Jesus to lead us.

That is why we need Jesus to teach us to live godly life.

That is why we need Jesus.

With Jesus we can walk and live in this dark world. His word will be the light to the dark path we walk through every day. His word will be lamp to our feet and will ligth the right path to choose every day.

This life is not easy to live. But with Jesus we have hope and receive grace to continue until the day we see Him face to face.

He is my faith, joy, hope and in His holy name I pray.

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The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me. Everyone abandoned me. May it not be counted against them. But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death.* Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.

(2 Timothy 4:16-18, NLT)

The Word of God in 2 Timothy reminds me to keep on rely on the King of kings whom has anointed by the God himself to be with me, to lead me, to teach me, to rebuke me, to change my heart, to direct the course of my life, the core of my faith, the hope in living in obedience to Him and His calling in my life.

Jesus himself reminds us at the End of the Day, this world will hate His followers, many will be sent to justice for what they do for Him, but worry not because though no one won’t be there with us, but He will.

Scary? Yes. But we have hope. We have the King of kings stand with us. We have the One who have defeated death will stand with us.

When I feel hopeless and weak, He is there to give me hope and strengthen me because He stand with me, holding me in His arms.

I am not alone for the KING of kings, my LORD and SAVIOR is with me. Even others leave me, He is still with me.

My prayer for your today that you will make Jesus the King in your life and follow him in obedience to His word.

Today is the last day of the Relentless Study with HelloMornings. We studied the book of Judges together for 6 weeks. I joined one of the Facebook groups where I found my accountability friends. We encourage each other by sharing our thoughts on the reading of God’s word and pray to lift each other up to the Father. You can find more details on HelloMornings and their available groups, if you feel God leads you to join and find accountability that you need to walk in your faith.

God has plans for each of us and He does not want us to walk alone in this faith journey.

Blessings to you on this weekend!

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I am thankful for every time I can have time to sit, read His word, meditate on His teaching, pray to Him and be changed by His power.

I am thankful for Grace Baptist Church family, friends at our Church Bible study & Prayer group, HelloMornings sisters in my FB online study group, Bible Journaling Community (on Facebook and Instagram), sermon podcasts, and even online worship channels.

I am thankful for all the access I have to His words in languages I can understand best.

As thanking God for these great blessings, I never stop praying for those people in SEA* to have access to God’s living word that powerful enough to change their lives, that the Word of God will available to them in 700+ languages they speak and they understand best.

Praying for open doors to the closed doors.

Praying for those who are there among them who translating the Word into their languages.

Praying for more workers to go (including us) and work side by side with the nationals to answer God’s calling and to obey the Great Commandment.

Would you join me and my family in prayer for these requests to see God reveal Himself and glory to the people?

Would you be partner prayerfully and financially with Wycliffe Associates through the works that we’ll be doing in the country to bring the Good News to the people in languages they understand best?

If you feel God speaks something to you when you pray and feel you wanna share with us, please feel free to send me an email. Please visit this link to partner with us.

Thank you so much for joining us in prayers and God bless you!

Bible Journaling: HelloMornings Week 2

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We made it through HelloMornings Study Week 2 study on the book of Judges. This week I learned who God is through how He revealed Himself to the people of Israel through the people He sent to save them.

I studied God’s word together with a group of amazing ladies on one of HelloMornings Facebook groups. I join HelloMorning study since 3,5 years ago. And God has been teaching me to trust in Him completely in my walking with Him and He stretching my faith through circumstances we got through as family and personal life.

I learned this week is that God wants us to know Him personally and not only know about Him. He reveals Himself clearly through all His creations around us.

And He promises us to walk with us personally and be with us in any circumstances we go through, that He will give us the rest we need and everything will be fine for us. For He himself walk with us. Yes, there are circumstances we had gone through, or maybe we are now in the situation where we cannot see His presence or even not receiving the answeres to our prayers, know this well that God himself promise to us that He is with us. He is God.

Here are the my Bible journaling pages of the Word of God I studied this week 2:

Romans 1:22-24

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Proverbs 3:11-12

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Exodus 33:14

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Judges 3:15a

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Psalms 91:9-10

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I am so thankful for what He taught me this week, thankful for the ways how He revealed Himself to me, and thankful the promises He gave to me. And I am looking forward to new things God will teach me and new revelations of who He is in the next week.

I pray God reveals Himself to you also in ways that you can understand and gain knowledge of who He is so that you also can worship Him with all your heart, mind and strength.

God bless you abundantly!

He’ll Give Us The Rest We Need

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Exodus 33:14 | Supplies: ESV Journaling Bible, Pearlesscent Watercolor, Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens, CTMH Hello Life Scrapbooking Stamp Set, CTMH Ink Pads, CTMH Acrylix Block, CTMH Craft Heater, Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.

I love the version from NLT says that God would go personally with Moses. In the Study Bible, it explains that literally God was saying that would go with him face to face, Moses would continue experiencing God’s presence like he always did.

The LORD replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses,

and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.”

(Exodus 33:!4, NLT)

And God’s promised to him to give him rest, a place to stay and in peace.

But Moses dis not ask for God presence for himself only, he begged God to show Himself to the people of Israel too so that they also would experience His presence in the journey to the Promise Land.

I learn today that to be in His presence all the time is the only way to gain true peace, knowing that with Him everything will be fine for us in our journey. He is with us personally in each step we have to make every day.

That is not easy to do but we can pray and ask for His wisdom and understanding of Him and of what He’s doing in our lives in this season, we can pray asking for Him to reveal His presence to us all the time in every circumstance. His Holy Spirit does not only rest upon temporarily on us like he did to the judges but His Holy Spirit is dwelling in us forever since the beginning we follow and trust Jesus. His Holy Spirit will give us peace and rest we need at all time. All we need to do is ask without doubt, then God will give to us.

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Exodus 33:14 | Supplies: ESV Journaling Bible, Pearlesscent Watercolor, Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens, CTMH Hello Life Scrapbooking Stamp Set, CTMH Ink Pads, CTMH Acrylix Block, CTMH Craft Heater, Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.

I am thankful for the truth and encouragement I received from today’s reading of His word. May God bless you today and give you rest you need when you cling on him and abide in Him.

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Illustrated Faith: Practice These Things, And the God of Peace will Be With You

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
– Philippians 4:4-9.

Philippians 4:4-9

I did a journal on this passage last year and today I read this passage again, I learned more things from God. Yes, He can speak again to me, teach me His truth and reveal who He is to me from the very same passage. I learn today that do not skip the portion you have read because God might wanna teach you something new of Him & His commands for us to live.

Philippians 4:4-9

On the page, I used Gelatos sticks to highlight the verses and added some water for watercolor effect. Oh please be careful with adding water on Bible pages, do not too much coz it will wrinkle your page, I dubbed the extra water off the page using paper towel. Using Gelato for the first time got me nervous to add it on my page but after seeing the result, I love Gelato! 🙂

Philippians 4:4-9

On a piece of watercolor paper and using watercolor paint, I wrote the title of journal. I love using Aqua brushes, they are so easy to use. And then I added some of the Pearl Watercolor paints all over the page and on the title to give some glittery looking. When it’s completely dry, I wrote the journal using Fine Tip Sharpie.

Philippians 4:4-9

Then last step I added the watercolor journaling card on the page using washi tape at the top of the journaling card so that I can still read the verses.

Thankful for the Illustrated Faith 2: Faith and Strength class and the instructor at Big Picture Classes. It’s a blessing for me to learn and dig deeper in this way.

Philippians 4:4-9

Love Him Is To Love Others

Since we came back from our trip, my heart longs for something. Something that refresh me. Something that stir my heart to love God. Something that will keep the fire burning my heart on the trip and still burning me to serve Him.

This one phrase came into my mind: God is love.

I opened my Bible, search for the verses about God and love. John wrote in his letters, 1 John 3 and 4 are full of truth of God and instructions to love like He has loved us. I learned so much about God and his unconditional love for us and others this last couple of days.

In these two chapters God teach us to love Him is to love one another. Pure and real love only come from God alone. He gives us the ability to love because He is love. He is the one who lives in us and we are in Him, then our love will grow perfectly.

His love we saw in Indonesia. His love is for the people is real. We want to love these people. We want them to know God’s love for them that much. We want them to know that He changes lives, that He has better plan for them, that He sent His only begotten Son to redeem them back from the death, too.

God is the only one who fill our hearts with His love and plans. He calls us to go because of love.

Before I came to know Jesus and His perfect love for me and the world, I lived in angry and hatred. I was angry because I was born as Chinese – Indonesian, looked different that the locals. I hated them because they called me names when I was in High School just because I was different and not Muslim. I told myself that I could be nice to them, but never ever to love them.

To be able love them now it is only because God has changed my heart, gave me new heart and new life only in Christ Jesus. He is the only reason. But if we say we love God and do not love our brothers and sisters, then we lie to ourselves and to others.

We only can love others genuinely it is because God give us His unconditional love.

It is because God is love. I learn that to know Him is simply open your Bible, read, meditate and He’ll speak personally to you.