Sunday, October 14, 2012

Peace: Psalm 52:10

Another Sunday has rolled around which means that Stampin' Sisters in Christ  has another challenge based on scripture for you! Another Christmas card this week, see I am getting a head start.

This week it is my turn to be the challenge hostess for is this week and the verse I chose is Psalm 52:10
"But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever."
Trusting in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever is not as easy to do as it is to say and I do say, “I trust in God” with confidence – often! I tell others to trust in God all the time and I mean it too. Or do I? I have to say mostly yes because if I do truly trust in God’s unfailing love then why do I worry so much, especially about my adult children? I worried when they were little I worried when they were teen-agers, a lot, and now that they are all grown and live on their own I still worry about them. Some more than others but worry I do about their relationships and some with money and some with their jobs and the grandchildren, but mostly about their spiritual life.

My husband and I always went and go to church. It has always been a priority in our life. We were both that way before we met and married and are still that way today. Several of them don’t attend church at all, except maybe Easter and Christmas when they are with us. It makes me sad. Then I question where we went wrong – did we force them too much when they were younger? I don’t know. So I worry – how will they handle difficult situations without that relationship with God? I know that there have been many stumbling blocks in our life through the years that God walked us through. I want that for them.

Several months ago I was listening to Spirit FM which is our local Christian radio station when I heard a story about “The God Box”.  I found the story here and realized that I needed that too. I love the line where she says, “…Then, she believed, God would take over”. That was the phrase that hit me. That is trust and that is what I needed. So now I place my prayers, hopes, praise, and worries into my God Box and I am much better about trusting in God’s unfailing love. 
My Hastily Made God Box

The challenge this week is to use a tree in your card or project.

Our sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps.

Don't forget to stop by my SSIC design sisters (listed on the sidebar) to see what they have to share this week.
It is always great to see you, thanks for the comments and have a wonderful week surrounded with God's love.

Stamps: Joyful Holiday
Designer Paper: Navy and White
Other: ribbon



Jennipher said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I like the God Box idea too. Thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

Love your card.

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Miesje - Your words touched my heart today. They echo things I think and feel and worry about as well. You have such a beautiful heart and I am so glad to know you. Your card is beautiful today as well. That tree is so pretty in silver. I love your color choices. I pray you have a blessed week!

Diane said...

Miesje, what a gorgeous tree and beautiful card. I loved your devotion for this week, and am so sorry I just couldn't get a card posted to support you. I hope you know I do in my heart! Great idea too on the God box. I continue to pray for you and your family, that they will all come to know the richness of following God with their whole hearts. A mother's prayers are powerful, and when her friends join her in those prayers it is a strong bond! May you have sweet blessings showered upon you this week.

Beth said...

Miejse, what a lovely card simple but so elegant.

Lovely Linda said...

Awww Miesge - what a beautiful post - your words form the heart and your gorgeous card! I love what you have shared this week - and the God Box - fabulous! I am sure many heart will be spoken to as they read it! Thank you for being such a wonderful blessing! {{{hugs}}}