He has Called My Name & I Am His...

Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening depending on where you call home!
I'm glad you're here!

It seems like such a long time since I've done a post about something I do just for me, so 
I thought I would show you what I worked on last night!

I recently purchased a Journaling Bible along with the Illustrated Faith "Genesis" collection from Bella Boulevard.  They have been sitting in my home for almost two weeks and I have been eager to get started however also trembling in fear to begin!  LOL
My perfectionist tendencies definitely have kicked in on this one and I really need to move forward...it's ok if it won't be perfect!

So, I started to read the first section of the "Genesis" Bible Study...you may think that it's the study of the first book in the Bible...but actually it's not.  
The first verse that was listed to focus on was in Isaiah 43.  I decided to go with the entire chapter, and it was actually verse one that my attention was drawn to...especially the last statement or promise...

"I have called you by name and you are Mine"

Here's how my very first journaling page turned out in my Journaling Bible...


I've used some of the stickers to journal out the verse that were included in the kit.  Now since I cannot draw at all...LOL...I've used a Prima Doll Stamp for the image.  I thought she looked like she was really owning the promise...something I need to do more often.  I've colored her with my Spectrum Noir blending pencils and blending solution.  The image does show through on the other side of the page, as I feared it would...see here is where I have to let go of the perfection...however I really was not wanting to use clear Gesso to prep the page...so I guess I cannot expect perfection then.

The funny thing about perfection is that it also works it's way into your relationship with God.  I tend to feel that I am not worthy and fail in so many ways in my walk with Christ...which often leads me to setting aside my Bible reading and prayer...after all if I can't do it perfectly, why do it at all.  Now, I know that's not the right and I know that God is not asking for perfection.  It is just simply a tool that Satan uses to try to separate us from our Saviour...and I fall for it all too often.
The verse that spoke to me clearly says that I belong to God...it does not have any clauses attached to it...there is no perfection expected!

Here's a bit of a closer look at the page...


Well that's all for me today!
I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared with you!

Until next time...

This journaling page has been shared in the following challenges...
Word Art Wednesday..."Anything Goes"
All Crafts Challenge..."Anything Goes"


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