Well, hello! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope this hump day finds you well 🙂
Today I’m reprising my “I’m not calling it a series, journaling the fruits of the Spirit” series. 😀 And in this video we’re talking about patience- not my most favorite attribute to exercise. Peace- yes, please! Love-sure. Patience…ouch. In this verse patience literally means long temper. The King James version calls it “long suffering”.
BUT, I am very thankful for the Lord’s patience! Today I’m journaling in 1 Timothy 1:15-17. Let’s take a look at verse 16,
“But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”
For this entry I used pieces from the Illustrated Faith Fruit of the Spirit collection along with pieces from Tamara Arcilla’s Print & Pray Shop digital set, Free Spirit. My favorite piece is the woman wearing fruit on her head. In our sinful nature we don’t produce patience. Instead, through His grace, we get to display the fruit of the Spirit working in us.
I shared a fun painting “technique” on this page where I used different color acrylic paints to create the background. Be sure to watch the process video to see how fun and easy it is to do! It’s true, I did cover most of it up using these adorable printables 🙂 C’est la vie.
The paints I chose were the Liquitex heavy body acrylic in Light Portrait Pink, Anita’s Acrylics in Deep Blue Sea, Illustrated Faith’s white acrylic and Goldenrod and Jade from Target’s Handmade Modern craft paint line.
Over the paint I layered Tamara’s printables, a tip in, clear and card stock stickers from the Fruit of the Spirit collection and these fun yellow puffy crosses.
I finished off my entry with this quote, ” God is patient and His Spirit produces the fruit of patience in us. When we are patient we leave room for God to work in our hearts and relationships. We lay down our schedules and trust His.”
Here’s to trusting in God and His schedule instead of my own!