Wednesday, January 28, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #2 Representives

  This time Patter's study is about being a good representative for God.  Sometimes I feel it's an awfully big responsibility and  this verse (and the surrounding ones) was a big encouragement to me.  You can find the challenge HERE

  The morning it came out, one of the verses in my personal reading was II Corinthians 3:18.  In my Living Bible the verses read, 16. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord from his sins, the veil is taken away.  17. The Lord is the Spirit who gives them life, and where He is there is freedom.      18. We Christians have no veil over our faces; we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord.   So Verse 18b is the verse I picked.  Psalm 96:1 that I stamped on the card represents the song and the fact that He is Worthy to be represented.
The best kind of representative is a reflection of the One we are representing.  A mirror doesn't reflect well if it's cracked, dirty,  fogged up, or facing the wall.  It reflects what is in front of it.  In the same way, our focus should be on Jesus, listening to Him, following Him and obeying Him. This being the case, people who look at us or hang around with us are going to very likely see Jesus.

The mirror on my card is actually a bright shiny silver piece of cardstock and no matter how hard I tried to stay out of it, I was always in the picture.  And maybe that cardstock was a good representative of a mirror?

9 comments:

  1. I thought you'd deliberately included your reflection to go with the verse - that's so cool! I love the cross and sentiment.

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  2. Your artwork is lovely... your words so special. Your part about "listening" really stood out to me. I am taking part in challenges over at His Kingdom Come and I chose the word "Listen" as my word for this year. Thankyou for the confirmation that this really is my word. Bless You.

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  3. Absolutely love the mirror idea, how clever!

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  4. Beautiful! Love the mirror and the cross with the words in it is wonderful. Loved your post too, really inspiring and encouraging.

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  5. Carole, What a perfect scripture you choose for "representative". Mirrors come in a shapes, sizes and styles, but they all do the same thing, reflect what's in front of it. My goal is that when people look in my mirror they see the love of Jesus shining back at them. Blessings!

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  6. Thank you so much for your sharing, Carole! Your page is fantastic, and I really appreciate the meaning behind the mirror! You chose wonderful Scripture verses too! :o)

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  7. A lovely encouraging post ! Love how you have interpreted the word on your page ! The stamp is wonderful !

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  8. LOVE that cross sentiment and your reflection in the mirror is fantastic. :)

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