Wednesday, 28 December 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge - Zeal

Hello,  my dear friends! I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Christmas! It came so fast that I didn't even get a chance to post any special greetings to you! I want you to know I prayed that each one of would have a special day of BLESSINGS! Our girls were both home and we had a fabulous time of JOY and laughter...and scrumptious turkey! I really enjoy a good turkey! :o)
So, here it is...the final Scripture Challenge page of 2011! Patter gave us such a fantastic word and the Scripture the Lord gave me for this word is actually going to be my verse for 2012! Isn't that FUN? I'm even going to find a way to post it on the top of my blog! The dictionary defines "zeal" as: "eager desire; enthusiastic diligence." I have always loved Romans chapter 12...the whole chapter...but these two verses (11 & 12) are perfect as we end one year and begin another...
"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
These verses are mine today and in the days to come, and perhaps you'd like to claim them along with me! Let us be enthusiastic and diligent in living a life that honors and serves the Lord. Now verse 12 has three parts, and these three parts are definitely connected. I know from experience that when we are JOYFUL in hope and FAITHFUL in prayer, it is much easier to be PATIENT in affliction. God is so GOOD and I can't wait to see what He has planned for 2012. Let's all face it together with ZEAL!! :o)

Papers: K & Co - Ancestry, Recollections Cardstock;
MM Slice Design Card: Vintage Findings;
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Die:  Baroque, Baroque Mini;
Sizzlits Decorative Strip: Circles & Triangles;
Pearls: Gift From Tracy;
Flower: Recollections;
Trim & Pin: From My Stash..


A-M said...

Nancy, your last page for the year is a very pretty one and what a great verse to claim for next year.
Thankyou for your prayers. My dear mother is still hanging onto life.

Tracy said...

Good thing that zeal is not totally connected to the physical realm. LOL I think you've chosen a wonderful word to inspire you for the coming year Nancy. I'm sure we'll all be blessed by your efforts. Your page is lovely. :-) Hugs!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful verse with us! Such a lovely page to, I love the papers you put together.Hugs!

Jonia said...

Nancy this is such a pretty page and I am also claiming those scriptures with you my dear friend. I am also looking forward to what God has in store for me in 2012! Blessing my dear friend!

Teen Queen said...

Thanks for the prayers. Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy to you. I love the softness of this page. The pearls are such a nice touch. ((HUGS))

Susan M said...

Thank you for the prayers! this page is a wonderful "finale" 1 the paper and embellishments are so pretty! The pin adds a lovely finishing touch. What lovely pages you have created this year Nancy ,I have learnt so much by viewing them and of course all your encouraging words to everyone.I am almost up to date , will post the last 4 together probably tomorrow. Looking forward to the next challenge.

Lilly said...

Thank you SO much for your Prayers!
Pretty Pretty Layout, I can learn so much from you. Your posts are ALWAYS so encouraging, I TRULY appreciate you... :-)

Leslie said...

Nancy, this is beautiful. I really like the delicate pearls and the stick pin. This is wonderful. Now that you have come to the end of the alphabet for this one....what will you be doing next? Another question may be, what are you doing with all of these scripture pages now that they are completed?

Love you my Friend