A Heart that says Yes | Cristin

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Hi everyone! This is Cristin and I have a bible journaling page to share with you using the April kit. I’ve been reading a new book about prayer – a focus I really wanted to delve into deeper this year. It’s definitely given me some new perspectives about talking with my Heavenly Father!

There’s one chapter that I want to tell you about. It’s called, “You want to be used by God.” In it, the author, Adam, stated that a distinct sign that someone is flourishing in their relationship with God is their readiness to say “Yes” to God when He asks us to do something – whatever that thing may be and regardless if it’s something with which we feel comfortable.

That sure hit home with me. If God asks me to do something, I want my answer to be, “Yes! Here I am!”

Then I heard the Lord asking, “whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.” Isaiah 6:8

The page that I’m sharing today addresses this same scripture as a prayer to my Heavenly Father. Flourishing in faith is something to take on every day and my prayer here is that God will teach my heart to say yes to Him.

The first step in creating this page was to tentatively arrange some stickers and stamps from the April kit as well as pull out a few coordinating inks and washi tape.IMG_9890

Before I stick anything down, I like to cut out the stickers off of the main sticker sheet and arrange them on my page, to make sure everything works before I actually stick anything down. I do the same thing with my stamps, so I can get the spacing just right. Sometimes in the end, things will change a bit. I ended up not using the heart stamp, because I changed the layout a bit.

After I’m satisfied with the layout, I blended in a little lavender ink to coordinate with the kit’s pretty colors. Here I used VersaMagic chalk ink in Spring Pansy. Gently I blended the ink with a sponge applicator to the edges of the page, using a light hand and motioning the sponge out towards the edge of the page – not the other way because the thin pages have a tendency to crinkle up and crease when you blend towards the inside. Getting a deeper color just requires a few layers to be built up gradually. I kept applying ink until I achieved the color depth I wanted.IMG_9893

Next, I used a coordinating ink color (VersaMagic chalk ink – Pretty Petunia) and applied it using the stencil that came with this month’s kit as a subscriber bonus, again with a sponge blender. These inks did not bleed through the pages, although if it did, it would be ok with me. After the ink dried, I stamped on the words (ColorBox chalk ink – Warm Violet) and arranged the stickers to complete the wording. I sprinkled in some heart stickers from the kit to add some extra fun to the page.

Thanks so much for reading my post! You can view this month’s kit and sign up for a subscription here.

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