Being in God's Word and learning more about Him are always a big contributor to my happiness. I really enjoy serving others, but sometimes it can deplete me. This past month I have been teaching the two and three year olds at our church during the service time. I really miss worship and hearing from our pastor when I am serving. This doesn't help the gloomy cloud over me when I am feeling low. The cute little faces that tug at my pant leg and tell me cute stories warm my heart, but it's nothing like being in collective worship with other believers.
|Isaiah 55:12 in my Bible|
Margaret Feinberg spoke during one of the main sessions at this event. Let me just say, she is a tiny powerhouse of a woman. Her life and her work are inspiring to say the least. When I came down from my post-convention high I looked into several books and videos by some of the speakers. Margaret was one of them. Enjoying God: Experiencing Intimacy With The Heavenly Father by S.J.
The littlest of my munchkins got loaded in the van and off to the library we went. This book has been a huge eye opener. The stories and writing by Hill to describe the relationship we have with our Heavenly Father are like missing links in my faith. So many reasons that I didn't have that personal relationship with God are explained.
Because of this new outlook on the love that my God has for me, I have a renewed spirit. If I create a spread in my journaling Bible or not, that's okay. The time I have spent with my God is enough. He just wants me. My feeling is that He will lead me to the ways He wants me to commune with Him. If it's through singing at the top of my lungs, spreading paint with my fingers, or reading Bible stories with kids on my lap, I am growing closer to Him.
So...if I don't always post about and inspiring passage and journal page that resulted please forgive me. My relationship with Christ is growing in many different directions and I kinda like it. My hope is that I can continue to be artsy in my faith, but it's not about what I want. Remembering that I have four children and a husband to nurture is more important. Popularity of posts and how accepting everyone is of my art is just fluff. It's wonderful to be appreciated and valued by all of you, but God's got my heart. It's Him I need to offer up my art, children, and life to.
Now go do something that worships God and warms your soul at the same time.