The latest Salt challenge is God’s promises. As I pondered which of God’s promises to touch on, God gave me a theme. We are studying Abraham’s life this week with our Tapestry of Grace curriculum. As we reviewed the Bible reading for the week, God’s promise to Abraham stood out to me.
Genesis 22:16-18 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: (17) That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; (18) And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Also this past Wednesday, Jondy Britton, an awesome worshiper of God at my church, taught a lesson on worship by addressing the vastness of the stars and universe. One of the comments he made that impacted me was about a scientist stating the calculation of the number of stars would equal about the same as the number of grains of sand on this earth. What a coincidence.
And I also got this strange hankerin’ to buy some glitter. I’ll have to take a photo of the page after my husband and son get back from their camping trip this weekend. They have the camera, and the scanner just did not do the glitter justice. This page is quite sparkly.
Taking what I felt God leading me to do and viewing the end product, I felt disappointment. The page did not turn out stunning. It lacks focus. It isn’t near as stunning as…
Hmmm. Have I forgotten my own lesson already learned? The following quote is my own from a behind the scenes peek at last Salt challenge project.
“A lesson I have learned from this altered book is that the Holy Spirit will speak through my art, and He often has different plans than me. Go with the flow and go low (remain humble) is my motto.”
What did I learn from this project? I prefer my own handwriting to a neat font. I now have a basic understanding of working with glitter. God’s vastness can never be contained on a page. I am ever prideful and God has to continually remind me about the peace found in humility.
What did the Holy Spirit teach me through this page? I am one of Abraham’s children. I am counted and named just as each star. This page is beautiful. Each time I flip here, it’s lesson will speak louder than the glitter.
Psalms 147:4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.