Sunday, September 26, 2010
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 58 . . . peace
Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This week's hostess is the talented and devoted Miesje, who selected this verse from John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid."
Her challenge is to use a Christian symbol of peace somewhere in your card. There are many! Or a card or project that shows or shares Peace.
Our lovely sponsor this week is Designed 2 Delight and you can read Miesje's devotional thoughts and more about the sponsor on our main blog here.
I selected this image because you can find a peaceful scene or try to create a peaceful spot or comfort zone in your life, but the only place I find true peace is when I drop to my knees in prayer. Prayer isn't dependent upon our surroundings or circumstances nor is it dictated by them. The urgency or tenor of our prayers certainly might change, but every season is appropriate for prayer and as Miesje's selected verse says, Jesus gives us peace in a unique way 'not as the world gives do I give to you.'
Jesus doesn't snatch our peace away from us or turn his back on us when we're facing difficulty, only we do that to ourselves. We destroy our own peace when we sin, when we worry, when we focus on the 'what ifs' instead of getting on our knees and focusing on the creator of the universe, the one who is always in control.
If you are troubled, if you are facing challenges or if you are just facing a normal humdrum day, pray about it! Pray for peace in the midst of trouble, pray for wisdom making choices, pray about the fact that you are more than fortunate to experience humdrum instead of being in a war torn conflict zone or a slum in India--and then pray that He might help you find a way to reach out to others that they might experience the gift of humdrum instead of chaos! That's where you will find peace, when you come to Jesus Christ with whatever your life situation. Thank for looking, have a great day. Hope you can play along this week.
Stamps: digi from Designed 2 Delight
Paper: some of my favorite scraps from SU
Other: edge punch, PTI buttons, ribbon