Speaking of relaxing and slowing down... we've got a new challenge up at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Card Callenges today.SSIC blog!
Scripture: Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God."
Challenge: Make a CAS (Clean & Simple) card
For me, what comes to mind when I read this Scripture is the story of two sisters, and friends of Jesus, Mary & Martha found in Luke 10:38-42. How Martha, knowing who Jesus was and that He was there for a visit, kept about preparing the meal for this group of people and actually getting upset with Mary because she wasn't helping her. In fact, Mary was sitting at Jesus' feet and listening to what He had to teach. (hmmm, reminds me of my daughters when one starts complaining because the other one isn't doing as much work as she is ... or worse, just sits there, watching tv or listening to her MP3 player!) Of course there's a time and place to be diligent and to work at the daily tasks... and there's a time when we should come into His presence and listen to what our Lord has to teach us (by reading His Word and praying and listening to Him).
I have to admit... there've been plenty of times when I've been a Martha instead of a Mary! In fact, every time I know that my dad is coming over for a visit, I scramble to clean up the house, and even after he's already here... I keep picking up the little things because I know what a "clean freak" he is. I guess part of me worries what he'll think of me if I just sit and are "comfortable" with the way the house is. But on the flip side... when I go to my parents' house for a meal, it bothers me that he gets up and does the dishes right after we eat instead of just hanging out and visiting with us. I tell him, "Dad, those can wait, come sit down"... and he doesn't, so we usually get up and help clean up as soon as the meal is over. What would I do if it was Jesus coming to my house? The truth is... there are many times when the Lord is calling us ... He wants us to come into His presence and spend quality time with Him. Are we too busy?
I encourage you to make it a priority this week to spend some quality time with God. You'll be blessed in doing so!!
My Card Deets:
I used this sweet digi from Designed 2 Delight called "Baby Buggy - Heaven Sent" and colored with Copics. The white layer is pearlized and has a shimmer and it's dry embossed with ... uuummm, can't remember but it's a Cuttlebug folder! LOL. And some li'l green gems in the middle of the spokes (gotta add a li'l bling) and a shiny green ribbon. Prolly the Simplest card I've ever made!! =)
I’ll be back tomorrow with something red/white/blue & turtle-y too! *Ü*