Friday, 9 January 2015

Take Me Deeper week 1

This year I've signed up to do a weekly devotional at His Kingdom Come called Take Me Deeper.  Every month will have a theme and each week there will be a devotional with scripture.  The idea is to go deeper with God whilst encouraging and sharing with one another and studying the bible.  We also express what we learn and how we grow in our art journals.

The theme for January is Transformation and week 1 is on Transform willingly with this scripture from Romans 12*UzdZRQ5ORxP0MdNgF56ghMiMnylT2VgICtceI**pij9KUy9HUqCOxYJZ6jcFB-LAdQ2HqI/week1Verse.jpg 

What struck me this week is that for real transformation to take place we need to surrender to God all we are and let Him bring about the change in our hearts.

Here is my journal page:

I scraped blue and white acrylic for the backround and then stenciled and stamped:

The cross of course speaks of sacrifice - Jesus gave His life for us on the cross:

I had to include some hearts for the heart change and these are done with my home made texture paste and the Balzer Mix and Match Hearts stencil:

What better place to start a Take Me Deeper study than in surrender.  My prayer is that God will help me - and you - to let go and let Him bring about real lasting heart change.  Blessings to you.


  1. Susan, I love your layers and textures, they are always amazing!

  2. Lovely layout Susan and a great devotional message.

  3. Susan, I love your spread for week 1! I agree with you, SURRENDER is definitely the place to start! Love the hearts and that for me surrender is a "heart thing!" If we are passionate and our desire is to know Him more, it's in that place that He can indeed mold and shape us into ALL He has created us to be! I have been so extremely busy with an elderly parent this week that I have not been able to do my Week 1 spread. Im hoping to have Week 1 and Week 2 together next week! Glad you are on board for the challenge as well, I look forward to see all your fabulous pages! Blessings to you! :)

  4. I decided to take the time to read this before I leave for the weekend...I am certainly glad I did! I truly love what you have shared here. The page is so full of meaning. I love it. What I love most is that you shared your thoughts - I am going to incorporate this into my January Journal and share that soon.
    THANK YOU!!!

  5. This is amazing Susan! Love how you made this....