“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible…
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
I know this is called the “Faith” chapter, but faith is required to seek God. One of the first tools I need to seek after God is faith.
And the seeking is a lifelong journey, not a one time event.
If you’ve ever used a map, you know you have more confidence that you’ll get to your destination than if you do not (or worse, use a gps)
God is asking us to seek Him and did not leave us without a map. He will reward the seekers with more knowledge of Him.
So let us follow the map He graces us with. Every journey is different: the path, the pits, the clues, the treasures we find.
Spend January exploring the Word and finding your map to the Treasure that is the heart of God.
***I used Dina Wakely clear gesso to seal the page. I use a heat tool to dry it and then lightly outlined the edges of the map. I used a tea bag to stain the page. It got very wet so I blotted, dried and reapplied. A little Straw Distress ink was rubbed in and I drew in the details with a sepia Pitt pen. I used a compass rose stamp.
The labels are Hebrew/Aramaic.
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Kits-Kit #4
Faber-Castell Artist Pens (Set of 4) Color: Sepia
Ranger – Dina Wakley Media Mediums Clear Gesso 4oz Jar