One of the regular worship songs my church sings is ‘Holy Spirit’ by Jesus Culture. You might know it:
Holy Spirit You are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your Glory God is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your Presence Lord
As I was working through the September kit, I thought of this song. Being overcome by His presence. What does that mean? In Philippeans 4, Paul writes:
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Over the past year or so, I have become better at letting things go. Things beyond my control. Things that do not concern me. I have tried to not worry, even as my family’s future was uncertain. I have trusted that God will work things out. That his plan is greater than my own. That my uncertainty and discomfort is only temporary.
With this trust I have been at peace. The peace that only Jesus provides.
“Let us become more aware of Your Presence”
In typical Diana fashion- I cut off the journaling prompts from the devotional card. Instead of making a tag, I kept the square shape. I played around with my scrapbooking supplies this month; using up a lot my floral die cuts as layering pieces. I added the kit stickers as my title on a small tip-in.
Philippeans 4 was already journaled in my current bible, but the colors of this kit matched perfectly, so i tucked the card into the paperclip that was already topping the page.
I kept playing with paper and created a small 6×8 layout using the same floral pieces and the stamps from the kit.
I wrote out the lyrics for the song on the front of a tag and the verse on the back.
I’m still looking for a place to keep this layout, but for now it’s just a pretty reminder on my desk.
I hope to continue to be ‘overcome’ by His presence, and live in peace without worry about what might be.