Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 Faith Based Pages Challenge

2012 Faith Based Pages Challenges

All sketches from: Scrapbook, etc. -

All devotionals from:

I have a group of friends who have talked for months [years -?] about doing scrapbook layouts based on the theme The Names of God so I’m biting the bullet and going for it – I was so happy to find the Moms of Faith website that had a long list of devotionals based on the names and attributes of God. Love how she breaks things down so that it’s easy for me to understand-

Sketches were chosen from Scrapbook, etc magazine for our Faith Based Pages Challenges this year. I’ll post one with a devotional here on the tab each month. REMEMBER these do not have to be followed literally – you can replace hearts, or snowflakes, or baseballs with any embellishment you want to use. Likewise you can interpret the theme each month however it fits your life – if you want to do 12 layouts on the Names of God then go for it! You could use nature photos that you’ve taken or even pictures from magazines [true scrapbooking!!] OR you might want to interpret the theme by showing how you’ve experienced these attributes of God – how He has shown His character to you. I may do a variety of different things.

January - Names of God – Jehovah Jireh

"The first thing I would just like to mention is that Jehovah is not actually a Hebrew word. It came later. The correct word is Yahweh. However, I will use Jehovah for familiarity.

And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen. Genesis 22:14 (KJV)

Jehovah Jireh (Yahweh Jireh) - The Lord will Provide

There is one word in the meaning that I would like to really focus on. WILL. The Lord WILL Provide. Not maybe. Not might. Will. The Lord WILL Provide.

Repeat after me: Jehovah Jireh, MY Provider. The Lord WILL Provide for all my needs according to HIS riches and glory. (Philippians 4:19)

We need to really grasp this Character of God. He is our Daddy in Heaven. He wants to provide for us. It pleases Him when we are prosperous. I believe that we are called to prosperity for the purpose of furthering His Kingdom.

God showed me in a very real and personal way just how much He not only wants to provide for me…but how much He already does…even before I ask! Let me share a little personal experience with you…

A few years ago I got pregnant with my second child. There was a 10 year age gap and we had nothing that a baby needs. Plus, we were broke. I know that God would not have blessed me with this baby if He was not going to provide. So I prayed and I trusted Him.

A month before the baby was due, a couple church friends threw me a beautiful baby shower. Ladies, people I never even talked to showed up at this shower. one lady that I was just acquainted with and did not even really know gave me a $75 gift card. It was UNBELIEVABLE! Not only did I get everything that I needed for my little Boo. I got MORE than I needed and then some!

But, God was still not done showing me. He even provided me with personal items like bras that I needed for breast feeding. AND…now this is quite wonderful…He provided over a MONTH of meals. People from the church and our homeschool group just kept bringing meals…day after day…people we hardly knew!

You see, God DOES provide. We just need to BELIEVE His Word and TRUST Him.

The Word tells us in Psalm 37:25; I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. Grab onto this Scripture. Own it. BELIEVE it. Trust God and His Word!

Jehovah Jireh – The Lord WILL Provide!

2 Chronicles 20:20b - ...Believe in the Lord your God and you shall be established; believe and remain steadfast to His prophets and you shall prosper.

So, the next time that you are in need of anything…clothes, a job, peace, conceiving a child, rent…whatever the need…Remember this…



Let’s Pray;

Daddy God, My Provider, thank You. Thank You for all the ways that You provide for me each and every day. Thank You for loving and caring for me. Thank You for the beautiful children that You have given me. Thank You for the freedom to praise You. Thank You for providing me with Your Life-Giving Word. Thank You for never leaving me or forsaking me. Thank You for providing me a way to get into Heaven through the precious shed Blood of Your Only Son. I love You, Lord. My Jehovah Jireh. My God. My Love. My Provider. You are Worthy of ALL Glory Honor and Praise. Blessed be the Name of God. Blessed be Your Holy Name. Praise You. Praise You. Praise You. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

OK, you have some homework. ;)

I want you to look for Scriptures that talk about what God provides, i.e.; peace, protection, possessions, children, food, clothing, etc. Find the ones that matter to YOU. Write them down. Memorize them. BELIEVE them!

Here are a couple to get you started:

Psalm 37 – The entire chapter talks about provision.
2 Chronicles 31:20-21 – See what God does for obedience."

In His Love and Service, Lara ;) Copyright © Lara Velez, Moms of Faith, All Rights Reserved

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