As mentioned last week, each week I will be posting the Documented Faith verse and message on this post with a link to where you can go and read and download it. This post will coordinate with the post on the Documented Faith page so I suggest you refer to both. I know it seems a little repetitive but some just want to see it here, some prefer getting emails, some are used to getting the information via the FB book page and it seriously, it all bears repeating. The important thing you need to know is that it is all the same info, just in a few different formats. It reminds me of how I am simply complicated. A description that I have been using for the past 10 years. It is the plain ol' truth. Not fighting it, just embracing it.
So this weeks verse comes from the book of Jeremiah and is verse 29:13. "When you look for me with all your heart, you will find me"
Pretty cut and dry but as a flawed human (throwing myself under the bus here) I complicate it because I don't always do it with "all my heart." This weeks verse ties in perfectly with my everyday goal to surrender daily. Surrendering cant be done just a little and only sometimes. It needs to be done completely and all the time. The same goes for the verse. You cant look for God with part of your heart or a little of your heart.
Just like surrender, I have to be all in and with all my heart.
Note to self: I need to see this reminder everywhere and so in this weeks message and download, I encourage you to print it out and trim the little strips of the verse to put in little places as constant reminders. It is the best I can do besides getting it tattooed on my arm or forehead.
Also included in this weeks message and verse is a brand new Easter doodle for you to download, print out and color. It might be a fun craft to do with your kids and family on Easter. There is nothing special or tricky about doing this. All I did was print it out on my home printer on regular ol' printer paper and used a water brush and Neocolors. The best tip I can tell you in less water, more color and blot with a paper towel as you go so that your paper doesn't disintegrate with the moisture.
A look inside my binder for week 11 & 12. Honestly, there are a lot of blank spots in the past few months and THAT IS OKAY. sometimes there are blank spots because I have either journaled in my Bible or in my other planner. I am reminding myself and reminding you that there are no rules on how and when to do any of this. Again, the most important thing is that YOU are in the word.
drop the mic.
On the first page of the month I started with a pencil and pen and sat on my bed and doodled all sorts of things as seen in this photo:
A few days later, I added some color again, with my Neocolors and water brush: With the release of the DEVOTE kit, I have been adding the journaling stickers to the pages, using the sticker strips on the edges of my devotional booklet pages as well as the edges of my binder pages as reinforcement
I stapled the right and bottom sides of the devotional cover, punched holes and filled it with all of the cards and notes I have been receiving the past month and added it to my binder. It really bulked up the binder so honestly, I may take it out an put it somewhere else or in a few months my binder will not be able to close!
and lastly, I trimmed the "Parenthesis" on the right side of my binder page and folded it over and dang it, it is sorta cute!
Okie dokie friends, that is all the energy I have for you today. Please remember that if you create and share on social media streams, use the hashtag #documentedfaith so I can see what you are making!
NEW LOCATION Documented Faith page with monthly words and weekly verses here
Documented Faith Companion Kits & Binders available here