What struck me this time was the essence of grace in the life of the believer. Grace isn't just something God dispenses as we repent. We STAND IN GRACE. Grace is a position we hold as a child of God. Grace will not be withheld from the believer. We are IN it...forever. That is why His grace is sufficient. His grace has covered everything necessary for our salvation. I saw this as such a powerful part of the verse. In grace we can stand and seize all God's treasures--life with Him forever, peace now in life and with God. We don't have to come begging like a pauper. We are already completely covered by His grace and that gives us the power to stand as victors! I love it when Bible/Art journaling offers those beautiful moments when scripture comes alive all over again.
This is how my page started. I used my new jars of Distress Paints. Oh, my! They are like melted butter. LOVE them. Then I did a little stenciling to add some texture. Then I got out my Sweet 'n Sassy stash to see what I could find to help me share this amazing passage of scripture.
The verse is expressed in both stamped words/letters and hand-lettering. All the stamps I used are listed below.
I can remember my preacher-daddy being so incredulous that people would actually resist God's grace. My whole family soaked it up like a sponge and often needed more. We caught a glimpse of how needy we were, how lost--were it not for grace. When we say "YES" to His amazing grace, we are at peace with God, reconciled and secure. And that fact gives us peace in the here and now.
Stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:
- All of Me Alpha (stand)
- Amazing God (amazing)
- Choose Faith (grace)
- He is Worthy-(yellow flowers)
- Message of Hope (forever, live in His peace, and forever.
- Note This (say yes to, right where He wants me, ampersand)
- Seek Him (corner designs, arrows, small hearts)
All of Me Alpha and Amazing God
Message of Hope, He is Worthy, and Note This