Enter into the Mystery
E - in the A-Z of Mystery Journal

To enter means: to come in or go in, to be admitted into, to make a beginning, to come upon the stage, to share in, to have an intuitive understanding, to make record of, to occupy or take possession.

~ from Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary

I’ve been thinking about what it means to enter into the mystery of God. On one hand it feels a bit like free falling into the unknown, but how can I say no to drawing into more of experiencing God? Letting go of my plan, my agenda, even my dreams… into the enough of God. It sounds a bit “out there” but I’m finding it hard to put words together to describe it. The trade off: peace, rest, trust.

Psalm 5:7 TPT

“But I know that you will welcome me into your house,
for I am covered by your covenant of mercy and love.
So I come to your sanctuary with deepest awe
and bow in worship and adore you.”

The fun part of this process this past week is considering how to express entering into the mystery of God in my A-Z of Mystery journal. I decided to experiment with my newly designed stencils. Like Christmas, I received the proofs of my new stencils produced by StencilGirl Products®. I am thrilled and excited for all the possibilities! COMING SOON!

The photo above shows the first step of using the stencils after I did a bit of planning and began some of the lettering. The materials I used for the stenciling are Gelatos® and flat bristle brushes. The pens used for lettering and outlining are Micron pens. All supplies are shown below the post as links. I teach the process and techniques with other stencils in the Bible Journaling with Stencils & More e-course.

The only drawing done on these pages is the lettering and some outlining of the stencil shapes. These may be the first pages I haven’t done any drawing, except that I did draw the original design of the stencils.

Next I added colored pencil, using Prismacolor premier pencils. They helped define the shapes and deepen the color.

The quote that inspired me to use “Enter” as my word is this one by Smith Wigglesworth:

“Enter into the promises of God.
It is your inheritance.
You will do more in one year
if you are really filled with the Holy Ghost
than you could do in fifty years
apart from Him.”

I’m believing it’s going to be a great year!

I like what Bill Johnson says about the hidden, unknown things of God:

“God hides things for us, not from us….
The hidden things are placed in waiting
for the believer to discover.”

 

“We have come into an intimate experience with God’s love,
and we trust in the love he has for us.
God is love!…”

1 John 4:16 TPT

Links to Posts about Word-of-the-Year & Everyday Journaling:

Making an everyday, calendar journal in a Leuchtturm1917 or Moleskine journal:
https://valeriesjodin.com/2017/12/calendar-everyday-journal/

Ideas for scroll and banner headings for theme pages in an everyday journal:
https://valeriesjodin.com/2018/01/theme-headings-everyday-journal/

About exploring a word of the year:
https://valeriesjodin.com/2016/01/my-word-and-shape-for-2016-flowing-out/

A surprise that led to an animal of the year:
https://valeriesjodin.com/2016/01/surprise-animal-of-year-yes/

“Why Journal? The Benefits of Journaling” . In addition to the post contents, check out the comments. People have contributed great reasons for journal keeping.

If you are seeking a Word for the year, you may find inspiration in the post “Listening for My Word of the Year.”

Visit my Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/valeriesjodin/everyday-yearly-journals/

Bible Journaling often is another facet of exploring a word or theme. In the Bible Journaling with Stencils & More e-course, I walk through how I Bible journal, the process of study and techniques. To find out more information check out: https://valeriesjodin.com/e-courses/

Join Our Inspirational Facebook Group

Bernice Hopper, and Mary Brack, and I share insights through blog posts for keeping an Everyday Calendar Journal. We will be using the journal to record events, experiences and relationships; to explore our word’s meaning in visual and fun ways. If you would like to connect with others in creative way about organizing your word, your ideas, thoughts, prayers, events, or your projects all in one place, you are invited to join our Facebook group: Everyday Journals ~ Living Your Word of the Year.
URL for Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/203309083575277/

URLs for Instagram: #livingyourword2018 & #everydayjournals2018

CHECK OUT THE BLOGS:

Bernice: https://newlycreative.blogspot.co.uk

Mary:  www.foundonbrighton.com

Valerie: https://valeriesjodin.com/blog/ (this one :-))

Some of my favorite journaling supplies:

Cosmic Galaxy & Space theme Washi tape Purchase Online from: 
Etsy by PasoKuma

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2 Comments

  1. Valerie, this page is stunning! Your words and insight as much as the art. I enjoy how you bring us into the things you are pondering in your heart. Your new stencils look amazing!

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