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Pencil Lines - True Things

We just finished our ninth week at bible study and it has been a hard and joyful week to say the least! This week we learned how to keep the enemy from twisting our thoughts to his. My eyes were opened wide to how I have been listening to his lies for quite sometime. Maybe you hear them too. You are worthless. Your job isn't important. What you do all day isn't worth it. You are all alone in all of this. The bible study shows in steps how you can tear those lies down and place truth in your heart and mind instead.

My son's gift to me for my birthday last week was JJ Heller's Painted Red album. The song True Things, was just what I was feeling in my heart this week. This layout uses those words written by Andrew Osenga, JJ and David Heller.



"There are true things inside of me, I have been afraid to see. I believe, help my unbelief. Would you say again what you said to me? I am loved and I am free. I believe, help my unbelief." (Isaiah 43:10, John 8:31-36, Mark 9:24, Song of Songs 4:1, 1 John 4:8-12)




I used the pocket in this week's Pencil Lines sketch to place all those things I am not (that JJ Heller wrote about in the song). I added a couple of my own. 

I love the play on words in the title of this layout. JJ Heller sings, "I am... who I am. I am who I am." 1 John 4:13 says, "We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit." In Exodus 3:12-14, God explains to Moses that He will be with him and that Moses should tell others that his name is "I AM." So, when we are hearing the lies of the enemy telling us that we are worthless or unimportant, we know if we have faith in Christ, we can overcome it all. We are who we are. We have the I AM living in us and for us.

I hope you are encouraged and blessed today. This week has been beautifully hard. Are you going through hard times right now? Does God seem quiet? Ask him to reveal himself to you. I don't know when the last time I saw a rainbow. When was the last time you have seen one? It has probably been years for me. It is a reminder that God loves us and will deliver his promises (Genesis 9:12-15a).

On Tuesday, after praying that God would again reveal himself to me and deliver me from the lies of who I am not, on the way to bible study there was a rainbow right over the road the whole way to bible study. It might seem silly to some, but for me, it was enough to know I can get through this rough and dry time.

If you are going through dry or hard times right now, claim this verse with me now, "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body." 2 Corinthians 4:8-10

Sing it!



Create Well: Express what you are going through in song on a page

3 comments

  1. You are...an inspirational child of God. Thank you for inspiring me to be a better Christ follower. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for the reminder! I need to hear this today!

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  3. What a beautiful page and a wonderful post. :) In my religion, children learn a beautiful song at a very young age, and we sing it throughout our lives. It's entitled "I am a Child of God", and it's words are so simple and true. This post reminded me of it, because we ARE His children, and we do have His light within us. :)

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