Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday Musings: My Heart - Christ's Home completed layout

This week will be the final meeting for the My Heart - Christ's Home Bible study that I've been leading for the past seven weeks. As I mentioned at the beginning of the study, the My Heart - Christ's Home Bible Study is based on a sermon given by Robert Boyd Munger in 1947. He shared that when we invite Christ into our lives, He comes to live in our heart and uses the analogy of the rooms in a home to show how we can prepare our heart as a home for Christ. The heart/house is divided into seven sections/rooms that we've discussed in our study.

As I've worked through the study, I have filled in the various "rooms" on my heart layout with items to remind me of the study and the lessons learned. Here's a look at my completed layout.


I truly enjoyed the rooms analogy and the lessons associated with each. In The Study, I have books and images that will fill my mind and keep them centered on Christ. The Dining Room represents our desires and I wrote a note on the apron to remember to crave to do the will of the Lord. The Living Room has a photo of my chair near the fireplace, the place I most often retreat to for quiet time alone with the Lord. The Recreation Room is filled with fun things and the scripture reminding us that Jesus came so that we can have life  more abundantly (John 10:10). The Bedroom includes stickers reminding me that God intended intimate relations to be within the confines of marriage, and The Workroom holds tools that can be used in service to the Lord. The small Hall Closet at the bottom is empty with a lamp shining in signifying God's forgiveness as He cleanses us from sin.

I'm excited to have this layout to add to my Faith Walk scrapbook. Have you participated in any Bible studies lately? Have you scrapped about them?

5 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Interesting - I downloaded a copy of the sermon but haven't read it. I've scrapped bits and pieces of Q testimonies and my studies but not a full study.

Alison said...

I love all your analogies, Melissa..you obviously enjoyed. This study
Alison xx

Debbie P said...

Awesome job Melissa!

Sandra said...

A really lovely post

alexa said...

It is always good to read how you have scrapbooked something so meaningful to you - and your page is bright and alive!