As I prayed about this month's promise to remember, I felt the Lord wanted us to focus on His Word.
"In the beginning was the One
Who is called the Word.
The Word was with God
and was truly God.
From the very beginning
the Word was with God.
And with this Word,
God created all things.
Nothing was made
without the Word.
Everything that was created
received its life from Him,
and His life gave light
The light keeps shining
in the dark,
and darkness has never
put it out....
The Word became
a human being
and lived here with us.
We saw His true glory,
the glory of the only Son
of the Father.
From Him all the kindness
and all the truth of God
have come down to us."
-John 1:1-5 & 14
His Word is powerful and alive (Heb 4:12) and will change you and His Word is really the only gift that matters. (John 3:16)
His Word tell us that He wants to bless us and how. (Isaiah 30:18)
Meditate on these Words from the Lord and let Him bless you.
"The Lord God is waiting
to show how kind He is
and to have pity on you.
The Lord always does right;
He blesses those who trust Him."
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
“From the fullness of His grace we have all
received one blessing after another.”
“Jesus said, ‘Blessed are those who have not seen Me and yet have
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who has blessed us in the heavenly realms
with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”
"Surely, Lord, You bless the righteous;
You surround them with Your favor as with a shield."
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid."
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."
"You are wonderful,
and while everyone watches,
You store up blessings for all
who honor and trust You."
"And this same God who takes care of me will supply
all your needs from His glorious riches,
which have been given to us in Christ Jesus."
"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.
Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—
not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed,
nothing in all creation
will ever be able to separate us from the love of God
that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord."
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page with instructions and previous free patterns.
I Will Bless You
For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;
with favor You will surround him as with a shield.
-Psalm 5: 12
Click here to download the free pattern.
There is a copy with the twelth thing God wants you to remember, "I will bless you" and a blank copy for you to fill in your own phrase or scripture in the space if you'd like to use it again. (it's a pdf so you'll need Adobe Reader installed. Get it here for free)
I used the following stitches on this pattern:
♥ Lazy Daisy (used this for the bow on the middle present)
♥ French Knot (used this on the snowflakes in the snowglobe)
I'd love to see your work if you're stitching along with us! Send me a link or a photo to be featured on the blog!
I pray this month that you will immerse yourself in God's living Word. That He and His Word will become alive to you and change you and bless you!
I hope you all have a wonderful and merry Christmas! I'll see you back here next month to finish off our project for those of you who want to create a sample with a title.
I love you!
Grace & Peace,
"Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—
how good God is. Blessed are you who run to Him." -Psalm 34:8