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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Good, Good Father {Praise Book}

Praise Book Ask Seek Knock

This is my first page in my new Illustrated Faith Praise Book. I added acrylic paint swipes and alpha stickers for “ask seek knock” and then journaled the passage that is meaningful to me right now.

Illustrated Faith - Praise Book

This book reminds me a lot of the many Smash Albums I have filled. This particular book is a notebook and has some beautiful pages but allows for a lot of creativity. I have a lot of scrapbooks, journals, albums, etc., but this one I am dedicating strictly to PRAISE, documenting something particularly praiseworthy in my life at a given point in time.

This Praise is a follow-on to my post, “Begging God.” The rest of that “ask-seek-knock” passage that I referenced in that post, is often overlooked. That’s the part that describes God as a good Father who loves to give good gifts to His children.

So, when we ask, seek, and knock, sometimes He says no. That is an answer. And that answer is because He has something better for us. Better than we even asked for—better than we even knew we could ask for. He will not give a stone instead of bread, or a serpent instead of fish. He LOVES to give good gifts to His children. But, HE knows what gifts are the BEST…

For us, that’s where the trust comes in. When we get an answer that is not on our personal wish list, we need to remember that only God knows the future. Only God knows the BEST answer. I want to rely on HIS gifts, because He is a good, good Father. That’s who He is. And I’m loved by Him. That’s who I am. That’s all I need to know.

Partial lyrics from Chris Tomlin’s "Good Good Father"

But I know we're all searching
For answers only you provide
Cause you know just what we need
Before we say a word
You're a Good, Good Father
It's who you are, it's who you are, it's who you are
And I'm loved by you
It's who I am, it's who I am, it's who I am
You're a Good, Good Father
(You are perfect in all of your ways)
It's who you are, it's who you are, it's who you are
And I'm loved by you
(You are perfect in all of your ways)
It's who I am, it's who I am it's who I am

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1 comment:

Janene Ford said...

I love this song. So simple.