Thursday, 26 June 2014

Fulness of Joy


In Thy presence there is fulness of joy.
Ps 16: 11

This is one of my very favourite scriptures!  When we are with Jesus, in His presence, we get joy.  Not just joy but FULNESS of joy.  I love that expression.  To have joy is wonderful, but to have fulness of joy is amazing and we get that by being in His presence :)

I wanted to make a card using this scripture and thought that the free stamp which came with the Craft Stamper July issue would be perfect.  Its a lovely Mackintosh-inspired stamp by Chocolate Baroque.  I decided to do the I ought to use this more!  challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge so I used my daughters lovely old watercolour set which she no longer wants and I've had in my stash for ages.  Although I've used watercolour pencils and I love my Derwent Inktense Blocks I've never used proper watercolours before!


Some people might ask, how can we get in His presence, what does it mean???  To me it means being quietly in some place - that doesn't necessarily mean alone in a room, you can be with Jesus in a crowd too!  I like to quiet my mind and turn my thoughts to Him.  I start to think about all that He has done for me, for my family, for us all and that leads me into thanksgiving.  I think about what He is like as a person and as God - He is loving, kind, patient, generous, faithful, merciful.  He is someone I can depend on, who is always there for me.  He is holy, mighty, awesome.  He is my Healer, my Saviour, my friend and my God.  So when I am with Jesus, in His presence, I am thinking not of myself but of Him.  And I get joy... because in His presence there is fulness of joy.

May you  have a joy-filled day.

I'm linking up at:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
Create with Joy Friendship Friday


5 comments:

  1. Amen Susan! Yes, indeed! Fullness of joy! Love it! I love being in His presence, which heals ALL things! Thank you for sharing what the Lord has shown you with this! I love, love this card! So beautiful! FULL of yummy color that soothes the mind! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a beautiful card Susan! I love the look of stained glass.

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  3. What a treasure! I love this design. You did a lovely job coloring with your watercolors. Yes, you really should use those more. They're so pretty! Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  4. Goodness Susan, this is just so pretty and I also am very fond of this scripture. Thank you for sharing your art at Word Art Wednesday. We appreciate seeing your work.
    Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson

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  5. This is the second post I've read this morning about getting quiet. I want to spend some time today quieting my mind and soaking up God's presence. It's a lovely card, too. ~Pamela

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