Be Watchful, Stand Firm in the Faith

First, I want to say that this was the most fun I’ve had with a Bible verse yet!  There was a little more space to play on the page.  As I thought about this verse:

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like a man, and be strong.

I visualized it as square with four parts, and I thought about putting the verse around four parts of a Celtic cross.  I started searching for some images and found a mandala with a cross at the center, which captured my imagination, and I just traced it onto my page.  Then I colored it in with colored pencils.  As I colored, I found my mind get quiet, and I could really focus on the verse.

This verse speaks to the part of me that can only be pushed so far, that part where others often find surprisingly deep conviction.  Generally speaking, I am open to entertaining different ideas positive ideas and exploring possibilities, more so than many people that I know and many might say to a fault, but there are some things that are non-negotiable for me.  Chief among them is the deep understanding that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.

Once again I find myself asking the question:  “God, what are you preparing me for?”  Mmm…..004

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