Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

Doodle 101 / FLAME / “We get to decide”

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Happy Friday!

If you’ve never been to my blog before, I try to add new “Doodle 101’s” each week to help you get started with your Bible Journaling.

Refer back to them anytime you want to create a memorial to God’s truth and you’re feeling a bit stuck on where to start.

This flame is the image I “saw” as I read Jennie Allen’s quote over and over… “Fires are lit in our lives and they can burn to shine light or cause destruction. WE GET TO DECIDE!”

As I study the Virtue of Contentment, this feels so pertinent…especially when looking at the life of Paul.

He endured many great trials, and in Philippians 1 we find Paul in prison…and instead of turning inward with despair, He continues to find strength and hope in the Lord as He “faces the fire” and uses it not to destroy himself and those around him, but uses it to reach others for Christ! Only God could do that:)

12 “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 13 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. 14 And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.”

Can I get an AMEN?!

As we trust in the Lord and rely on Him to supply what we need, our trials of FIRE can BURN to shine LIGHT!

WE GET TO DECIDE!

I’m so excited for our Women’s Conference next Saturday with Laura Story.  The day will be absolutely FILLED with testimony of God’s grace and love in the midst of fire.

Hope this lit a flame in you today!BAJ:FLAME:color:noborderBlessings,

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9 thoughts on “Doodle 101 / FLAME / “We get to decide””

  • Thank you Sue. Recent challenges briefly caused me to burn with depression and anger but eventually, with God’s help, I was able to use the situation to grow His light within me. Now, I radiate His unconditional Love to everyone and every space that I inhabit. I love this post…can’t wait to get a journaling Bible!

  • Sue,  This is such an incredibly powerful message and you, “doodle” (AMAZING work of art) just set the perfect tone for the message…it is so obvious the depth of your heart that this comes from!! It touched my heart very deeply!! <3 I'm so excited for your weekend with Laura and praying the Lord's greatest blessings upon it!! <3 What an AWESOME God we serve!!! <3  Brecken 

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