Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Scripture Challenges Week 2 & 3

This week I worked on the scripture challenges for week 2 & 3.  Week 2's challenge words was kindness.  I love this quote from Abraham Lincoln that Patter mentions in her devotion..."the only way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend."  How absolutely true!  There were so many verses I read during my study of *kindness*.  Although I can't fit them all on my card, I have been writing the verses down and keeping them in a binder for quick reference.  Here is my card and verse:


Colossians 3:12 "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothes yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience."

Now, on to week 3...for week 3, our challenge word was beauty.  In her devotion, Patter spoke about the beauty of God's creation and about the beauty of our hearts.   Sometimes we spend so much time on our outward appearance (that which important to today's society) that we forget to spend time beautifying our inner self.  God doesn't look at our outward appearance...he looks to our hearts.  I pray and ask God everyday to continue to cleanse me and beautify my heart.  It's a process, but I know through prayer and studying  his word, his work will be done in me.  Here's is my card:



1 Peter 3: 3-4  "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.  Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."

1 Samuel 16:7 "The Lord does not look at things man looks at.  Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."

God Bless You!


8 comments:

Deanna said...

Nancy, these look fabulous! Shamefully, I've already fallen behind...haven't even bought my rolodex yet, but I promise i will. Stay on me, because I need it! Yours, however, look soooo good! love'em!

Heather said...

Love the cards!

jenney said...

Beautiful!

Ronda Simpson said...

Ohhhh those are gorgeous!! Great job!!

Deanna said...

These are fantastic

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are beautiful! I love the bright, fresh colors!

Stacey said...

Beautiful work!!

Rebeca said...

La combinacion de colores esta hermosa y la idea de hacer el challenge de la Biblia es fabulosa. Una buena manera de estudia la Palabra!