He is making perfect sense out of a perfectly senseless, messed up life!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

GOD SPEAKS TO US

I keep being returned to this subject for some reason. There must be someone out there that needs to hear about it. He speaks to us any way that we will listen. He provides for all our needs in this way, too. I am a person who values my uniqueness, so it seems that He speaks to me in all different ways that I enjoy. Don’t put anything past Him and question all things…listen and be alert…watch, walk with Him. Just always be open to His voice! Don’t be afraid! He can truly be your best friend…not just someone to pray to once or twice a day, but there always. 


Philippians 4:19 “And my God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

Matthew 18:20b “I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

James 4:8a “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you”

This morning I awoke with a very old song going through my head. “Michael Row Your Boat Ashore” so when I got up I looked it up on the computer. It is a black spiritual from the 1800’s that slaves used to sing. So I thought slaves? But I am free through Jesus Christ. This is how He speaks to me. With different things that I never would have thought about or words that I don’t use and even have to look up the meaning. He brings the scriptures to mind throughout my day and when I write.

I am on much medication now that knocks me out yet still not enough to kill the pain, etc…that wakes me up so I don’t sleep many hours at a time. I fell asleep on the dining table after I got up and when I awoke this song was playing in my head, that I ended up using in my tip-in. 


                                            


Which ended me at John 8:36, which I journaled and am sharing below.




God bless you through my writing. If He has especially touched you in any way, please leave a comment below. Your comments are so very encouraging to me to help me to keep writing. Also, click on the “Uptweet” button on the above right and share! I pray you will keep coming back. I fully believe that my writing is by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit so if I am writing, there is someone that needs to read it! Maybe it’s you? Also, please be sure to share any questions you might have with me and if you would like to keep them personal (just between you and me) please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at juliana.pace@gmail.com. If I don’t know how to answer you, I will may every attempt to refer you to someone for more information. Thanks and may God bless all your days!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

I HAD A DREAM…

This started out with an Advent Devotional created by Sue and Christine from the Facebook group "Scripture Art and Journaling" that I've been a part of for some time.  I'm sorry but this post is a little late being that Christmas was yesterday.


..No this is not a speech, a history lesson, or even a dream of my heart’s desire…this was an actual dream. I have had many, many visitations from Jesus in my sleep. I’ve teased that it’s one of the only times I’ll shut up.

Visions and Dreams looks to give some sound information about such dreams.

    Acts 2:17-18 “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.”

Most of the time these dreams are just short and sweet. I wake up knowing something or know that it was He who talked to me. Many times, I’ve known that I was to pray. Numerous times I’ve known that I was to write. (Share about writing: Writing at the beach: an angel visit) My favorite time to write and/or work on my art with Him is in the wee hours of the morning when most of the rest of the world is asleep. Most of the time I don’t even care to eat or even get a cup of coffee when I first get up. It’s me and Him, no distractions. It’s precious to me. When I’ve gone very long without these dreams it saddens me. I feel so close to Him.

Yet this night was different. This night was the most vivid dream of my life. I tried to find a photo that would mostly depict what I still see in my mind’s eye and this is one that I found online yet His head and shoulders appear obscured. yet I had no doubt that it was Jesus. I felt like I didn’t come down for several days this visitation was so real. I had to share this with my pastor at the time or I’d burst and I’m still in awe. Every time I think of it my heart melts. And He told me that my message to share with the world (those who are presented to me) was

James 4:8a “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” 




 

It’s about intimacy. More explanation from my blog archives:

Drawing Near to God

And I so overwhelmingly know that I am to be sharing this more deeply at this time. He wants you who are reading to know this. You are special and He doesn’t want you to live life any longer without knowing that He wants you to draw near to Him. I, myself, have had an intimate relationship with Him for more 30 years.

A Long Time Coming TestimonyGiven for Celebrate Recovery 


 

















He is not down the road or up in heaven somewhere, He lives in your heart once you have accepted Him.

After getting this CD for several days every time that I got in my car and started the CD player this song would play. No matter where I’d left it upon exiting my vehicle, this song would play when I got into it again. I knew He was speaking to me.

Kim Walker-Smith Lyrics

"The King Is Here"

The King is here, the King is here
You're alive inside of me
The King is here, the King is here
Love will never ever leave
[x2]

We worship and we praise
We lift Your holy name
We rejoice for our King is here
We're living to proclaim
You've opened Heaven's gates
We rejoice for our King is here

You are here, You are here
You come in power and majesty
God, You are here, You are here
Every heart has been set free

We worship and we praise
We lift Your holy name
We rejoice for our King is here
We're living to proclaim
You've opened Heaven's gates
We rejoice for our King is here
[x2]

The King is here, the King is here
Hallelujah, God You're here
The King is here, the King is here
Hallelujah, God You're here

We are captured by You
Surrender to You
We'll never be same
Cause You are here
We're alive to praise You,
Give our glory to You
We'll never be same
Cause You are here
[x2]

The King is here, the King is here
Hallelujah, God You're here
The King is here, the King is here
Hallelujah, God You're here

We are captured by You
Surrender to You
We'll never be same
Cause You are here
We're alive to praise You,
Give our glory to You
We'll never be same
Cause You are here
[x2]

The King is here, the King is here
Hallelujah, God You're here
The King is here, the King is here
Hallelujah, God You're here
[x2]

The King is here, the King is here
Hallelujah, God You're here

We worship and we praise
We lift Your holy name
We rejoice for our King is here
(Thank You Jesus)
We're living to proclaim
You've opened Heaven's gates
We rejoice for our King is here
(It's Jesus, it's Jesus)

(Thank You Jesus, thank You Jesus)

Video

Draw near to Him. Don’t turn Him away. He wants to be even closer than your closest of friends.
Proverbs 18:24 “A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

God bless you through my writing. If He has especially touched you in any way, please leave a comment below. Your comments are so very encouraging to me to help me to keep writing. Also, click on the “Uptweet” button on the above right and share! I pray you will keep coming back. I fully believe that my writing is by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit so if I am writing, there is someone that needs to read it! Maybe it’s you? Also, please be sure to share any questions you might have with me and if you would like to keep them personal (just between you and me) please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at juliana.pace@gmail.com. If I don’t know how to answer you, I will may every attempt to refer you to someone for more information. Thanks and may God bless all your days!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE




I know I haven’t written in my blog in what seems like forever.  I was much too sick for a time to do much more than pray and work at staying alive.  I have been in the hospital 3 times this year and now I finally believe that things are looking up.  Even though I’m hooked up to an IV 24x7. I am coming back.  No more Life Vest which I wore for 3 months that was supposed to shock me if I was knocked out by cardiac arrest or arrhythmia.  How am I so calm about everything?  Because of Jesus!  What’s the worst that could happen?  If I died tomorrow I’d wake up with Jesus!  I have no doubt!  So, I will focus on the task at hand…THANKSGIVING!

A few days ago I was drawn to looking through my various Bibles and devotionals.  I saw this “Jesus Calling” devotional subtitled “Living a Life of Worship” by Sarah Young and thought to leaf through it. To my pleasant surprise that was a section entitled “A Life of Thankfulness” which fit right in!  I decided to journal this along with working on this chapter.  I also used it to try out different pens, my own cursive writing, some lettering, etc…
  




The first page was I journaled with different Gelatos for the background just using the rubbing in method with my fingers and then used a brush with a little water to paint around the dove along with various cut-outs and stickers from the ByTheWell4God - From Above Journaling Kit .


I am including several pages here that I hope you will also read along with seeing my journaling.  I know that lettering was a focus for this Holy Week but I am not really into trying to do someone else’s lettering but I am more inclined to figuring out my own style.  I actually have a sketch book especially for this and my favorite so far is not available right now.
































This final page I journaled using a stencil with Gelatos and colored pencils for the leaves with colored pencils for the trunk.  The background was done with Gelatos written on a baby wipe and rubbed around in soft swirls.





HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

I want to acknowledge some amazing people who go above and beyond the call from when I was admitted at Largo Medical Center .  Dr. Worth, Dr. McCoy and the many other doctors, interns, felows, medical students who so readily attended to my care.  The amazing nursing staff in ICU, CSU, and the 2nd floor.  Techs: Molly, Vu, Alex, & Alexandria...and so many other people who I haven't named here.  You have made my 3 hospital visits this year much more tolerable!  

ay God bless you through my writing. If He has especially touched you in any way, please leave a comment below. Your comments are so very encouraging to me to help me to keep writing. Also, click on the “Up-tweet” button on the above right and share! I pray you will keep coming back. I fully believe that my writing is by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit so if I am writing, there is someone that needs to read it! Maybe it’s you? Also, please be sure to share any questions you might have with me and if you would like to keep them personal (just between you and me) please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at juliana.pace@gmail.com. If I don’t know how to answer you, I will may every attempt to refer you to someone for more information. Thanks and may God bless all your days!