"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

11.11.2010

serendipity?


I love when this happens.  Some would call it serendipity - making happy discoveries by accident. Now I know this has happened in my art.  Some journal page or painting that started out one way turned out differently because I screwed up on it, but it turned out that I liked it.  A happy accident.

But sometimes it is something different.  Sometimes I know I am being guided by my Father.  You have seen this journal page before, minus the journaling.  In my reading this morning I came across a familiar scripture but felt the nudge to record it.  I first tried it on another journal page and the pen would not write correctly.  Then I tried it on another - nope wouldn't work there either.  Then I landed on this page ready and waiting for this passage.  When I added these images a few weeks ago I did not know where it was going, I just liked the images and words.

The passage reads - Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work and walking around life - and place it before God as an offering.  Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him....

And - fix your attention on God.  You'll be changed from the inside out.  (Romans 12:1-2)

And when I/we do this, God changes our hearts.  He changes my/our desires into his.  In the changing we become people that bubble up and over with God's love.

Father I want to bubble up and over!!!!!

I am leaving today for a weekend in the mountains with my share group.  I'll see you on Monday. Have a marvelous weekend.


Grace and Peace

17 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

Best to you this wonderful weekend, Mary!!! Thank you for this! I want to bubble up and over too! ♥ Love, kathy

jgr said...

Mary, another gorgeous page and I love the verse, too. I hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Nancy said...

Perfect page for your words...don't you just love it when that happens....

I hope you have a great weekend with your girlfriends....

Valerie said...

Thank you for sharing these journal pages. They are beautiful and sincere. I am excited to go create. Also, thank you for joining my blog:)

Bevie said...

Well I'm sure you've already left for the mountains with the girls, and I know God is with you...Have an awesome God filled time hon. Love how those journal pages turned out..I am beginning to bubble up and over as I surrender all to HIM. He's showing me so much these days!!! (((Hugs)))

Paulette Insall said...

oh my! don't ya just LOVE that??? Papa God was gonna make sure you got His point! lol! and i was just reading in a book i received yesterday these very same verses....then i decide to hop on the computer to catch up a bit on my favorite blogs. yours was the first i clicked on and lo and behold what do i see??? those VERY same verses!!! man! God is sooooo good!!!

bubble up sister!!! :D i'm right there with ya!! xoxoxo

love & grace,
paulette

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

That's so beautiful and true Mary!! Thanks!

lori vliegen said...

here's to serendipity, fixing our attention on God, and changing our hearts!! enjoy your weekend , sweet mary!! xox,:))))
p.s. LOVE your journal pages!

sarah said...

Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work and walking around life - and place it before God as an offering. Mary I love this....and I'm going to do just that.

Bren said...

Fantastic! Perfect words, perfect message, you just got to love when it all comes together like this. Have a great weekend,

Buffy said...

Perfect words for that page. I love how it turned out. Enjoy your weekend!

Teri Leigh said...

I have read that verse before and I love it. Just think what would happen if we all did what it said and let everything we did be an offering. You have given me something to think about this weekend. Hope yours is great.

Jo Reimer said...

I know you'll have a great time this weekend considering the company who goes before you, with you, and after you.
"I am with you always, even to the end of the earth."

S. Etole said...

What a happy "happening." Blessings for the week-end.

Alisa said...

Have a great weekend!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Beautiful journal pages Mary! I love that scripture you mentioned and would like to know what Bible version you are using.

Have fun this weekend with your share group. I know your precious presence that God has given you will bubbling over and making your friends so glad Y♥U are with them.

♥LeeAnn

Sherry said...

VERY cool