Friday, June 19, 2009
I was reading through my old journals trying to look through all the miracles that God has done in my life and it got me thinking about how much the Psalm's have helped me. So I went to work on a new journal page and I had a great time of it! I purchased some "Making Memories" scrapbooking paints from the dollar store, I have only ever seen them in actual Scrapbooking stores or Michaels and so this was a great find for me. I have never used them before and they were about 1/3 of the cost so I thought I would give it a whirl. I adore the colors they produced as I layered upon layer of first Gesso and then paint. I even tried sand paper for a scratching antique look but didn't care for it and ended up adding more paint. I stuck a scrapbooking border sticker under the Gesso and painted over it for a 3D effect and I must say I am liking that effect. The border was already cute but this made it even cuter!
I then cut out some wings and stuck them on as I layered the paint. Once I was finished with the lettering from Psalm 18 I then went over most of the page with my Adirondack Espresso Paint Dabber I guess to age the page.
The Lord used Psalms for me to lift me up and show me how REAL He is, how He is right here with us during all times of our lives. My absolute favorite Psalm is Psalm 139. I cannot tell you how many times I have read it but it comes alive every time and comforts me as nothing in this world can.
At the end of my prayers when I am needing to be close to the Lord I will often add, "Search me, Oh God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
I encourage you to search through the Psalms and God will lead you to His comfort.
God Bless You