Thursday, January 29, 2015

TMD Week 5!!

Transform Purposefully



She is beginning to become transformed because she is letting Him work in her for His good purpose.

Come join us at His Kingdom Come and the Take me Deeper project!



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Take Me Deeper Week 4


This week was about Transforming Faithfully. The Bible Verse was Hebrews 10:19-23.



                       


  Here is a video of my process:






Peace and Blessings,
Shonna

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Transform Submissively-TMD Week 3

This weeks study was phenomenal!! The verse comes from 2 Corinthians 3:18 (I am using the NASB version, because it spoke to me the most) "But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit."

When we submit ourselves to God, we are like a mirror that needs constant polishing. We are a work in progress and he will continue to polish us into His glory. His glory is now our glory-"glory to glory." We have a new covenant in Christ, and the spirit of the Lord who unveils the truth of the Gospel to us. So this is why I decided to call this weeks piece "Unveiled Glory."

Peace and Blessings,
Shonna

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Transform Vulnerably!! TMD Week 2

This week's study is from 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. The verse that stuck out to me the most was "His Grace is sufficient." I looked up the meaning of Grace and here is what I found. Grace= The free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings. The Greek word for Grace is Charis (this is also where the word charisma comes from). Synonyms for grace= beauty, ease, dignity, elegance, poise, refinement. I thought it was interesting that all of these words could also be used to describe God. So in essence, His very being is grace!! Isn't that fabulous!!

What does Grace mean to me?

With my relationship with God? I know That no matter what my afflictions are, His Grace surpasses all of that and is sufficient.

In my own life? I am not perfect, things in my life are not perfect, in fact, I am a serious mess most days. But I am a child of the one who's very being is perfect and elegant, refined, beautiful, dignified and refined (Graceful), and that brings me comfort.

Relationship with others? I am learning that I must give others the grace that God has offered me so freely.

In my Church? My Pastor likes to say that Church isn't a museum for saints, it is a hospital for sinners. I have learned not to put too high of expectations on people in church. Especially not with the leadership; they also need God's grace and forgiveness as much as I do.

My Journal piece is about how in the midst of the pain, sorrow, confusion, chaos and sinfulness this world has to offer, His Grace is sufficient...He is Grace!!





For Logos365 this month, I have made an Acrostic out of my word Trust. I wrote down what I wanted to learn from my word. At the end of the year, I will make another one and see if what I have learned changes.


If you haven't joined the Take Me Deeper journey, I encourage you to join and start whenever. This challenge isn't about completing every week,it is about growing deeper in our relationship with our Creator. Oh, and the art is fun too!!

Peace and Blessings,
Shonna

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Take Me Deeper Project is Here!!

Today is the first Week of the Take Me Deeper Project at His Kingdom Come!! Every Friday a new Devotion/Bible Verse and Worship Music video is posted and then you  have a week to respond creatively. There are several different art groups (Mixed Media, Faithart Journaling, Photography, Textile/Fibre, Digital Faithart, Bible Journaling, Scrapbooking, and Crafts, Cards & Stamping). Each group has 1 or more Moderators who will post ideas on how they responded to the devotion for that week. So you can get plenty of ideas for your creative response.



January Theme: Transformation
Week 1: Transform Willingly

As a Moderator of the Faithart Journaling Group, I responded with an art piece in my art journal.





The verse for Week 1 is Romans 12:1-2. We have a worksheet in the TMD Group that will help you  "go deeper" in your study of God's word. This worksheet helped me out tremendously.

My art piece is a story of a girl who was once broken, lost, lonely and unhappy in her heart. One day she cried out to the Lord telling Him she was done living life her way. She gave her life completely and willingly to Him and instantly her heart began to transform and her brokenness became beautiful.


I heard this song and immediately knew I had to include it in this blog post.


I hope you join me in this year long journey and let Him take your brokenness and make it beautiful.

Shonna

Thursday, January 1, 2015

My Word....TRUST



                                                                        Lo·gos
ˈlōˌɡōs,-ˌɡäs/
noun 
Greek for "Word"

My Logos365 word for this year is "Trust." I want to trust in my savior more in 2015 and I know He is going to teach me many things this year and has been working in me already. I have a hard time with trusting sometimes; I want to control the things in my life and force them to turn out the way I want them to, but that NEVER works out...ever!! So this year, I want to learn to let go of control and give control to the One who ultimately is in control. How could I go wrong?


     Front Cover of my Art Journal                                   Back Cover of my Art Journal



I'm going to get a little "real" here. Since launching His Kingdom Come officially on Nov. 1, 2014 we have come up against some challenges behind the scenes. Challenges technically, emotionally, and spiritually. Living out the word "Trust" didn't just start for me today. God has started early with teaching me how to live out this word (in November). I have already learned to lean on him more through these challenges. I am going to undoubtedly learn many more lessons this upcoming year, but I feel like I have already learned so much. Every time a challenge arises and I want to try and control the situation, He is helping me recognize this almost immediately. I then stop, take a deep breath and pray "Lord, I am going to trust that you will work this out and that it will be for your glory." So much can come out of trusting in the creator of the Universe and I know I have so much more to learn.

I have attached a Bible verse to my Logos  that will be part of my being everyday in some form or another. It is this: "Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding."-Proverbs 3:5. I will study other passages in the Bible that have to do with my word, but this verse will be my "manta" (if you will). I have a sticky note with this verse in front of my art desk and the very first page of my Art Journal as well.









The first day of each month on His Kingdom Come, we will give you some free "prompts" or ideas on how to incorporate your Logos into your life. Come join the site and then join the Logos365 group to receive the prompts. We also have a Facebook Group as well. Come join us and learn to live out your Logos!!

Happy New Year!!

Shonna