Oh what a beautiful day today was, with the sun out, the flowers beginning to bloom, and the temperature just right around 79 degrees. The perfect day to take my boys to the zoo where we
had the best family time and then got home and ended this perfect evening talking about our perfect savior, Jesus, and contemplating who we are in Him and how we "reflect" His image in our daily lives. Which brings me right into this months theme for the Pixel Scrapper Blog Train, "Reflections".
This is what got it all started. This train of thought (no pun intended) that has had me captivated and wrestling with the whole week long. This concept that I thought I understood, or at least to a level that I seemed to be perfectly satisfied with. When I saw this theme, I started thinking about the word "reflections" and
what it means. I started thinking, well, what exactly do I reflect in my life? What do I mirror? Then I thought, well what am I supposed to mirror? Well, I am a Christian. According to Romans 8:29, we are supposed to be "conformed to the image of His son." Meaning, that in time, we are shaped through His word to be more and more like Him. Then the more we become like Him, it is His image that we will be reflecting, not ours. It is our duty to reflect, glorify, and honor Him in all we do. Do I
reflect Him in all I do, well, not really! But I love Him, and he is a patient God, thankfully, ever teaching me. So, while this theme got me to really "reflecting" on these thoughts, the Holy Spirit has used this opportunity to help me understand that I need to start spending more time with my Father
in His word to become more like Him, to build my relationship with Him further, and to relinquish myself to God, so that I can walk in the spirit and start producing real fruit in my life:)
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There was just too much that I wanted to do for this kit that I didn't have time to finish, so this is just a mini kit, but I think I will be making another kit or bundle soon to express all these ideas I now have rolling around in my head for this type of theme:)
This kit has 4 papers and 18 elements. Here is a layout I made with it:)
"Reflections" is a pretty open theme, so there
are many different ideas and amazing, unique and beautiful kits on this train!! So be sure to run
don't forget to leave some love as you go, it is always so much appreciated!!
for giving me permission to use her beautiful vintage hymn to make a paper with, and
the wonderful Godly encouragement and devotion I received when visiting
May God bless each of your precious families this week and be to you what you need
according to His good will and a special blessing to all as we prepare for Passover this week!
"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren." Romans 8:29 KJV
"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." 2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV
"Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake." Psalm 115:1 KJV
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith." KJV