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, January 8, 2017

Pray Until You Believe

Prayer has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. There have been times in my life when I was sure that God would answer my prayers, and other times when I've wondered if my prayers were even being heard. Yet, the Word says He hears and will answer our prayers.

In Mark 11:24, Jesus speaks to his disciples about faith and believing in prayer.

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

When we pray, do we truly believe He will answer our prayer? Do we believe enough to thank Him for the answer? My devotional reading one day this past week encouraged us to pray until we believe. As I took time to meditate on this thought, I recorded it in my journaling Bible.

(On this page, I used a variety of letter stickers and Micron pens to record the main point, then added in little bits & pieces - small punched hearts and various other stickers from my stash.)

Sometimes we see the answer to our prayer immediately, other times it takes much longer, and in some instances we will not see the answer in our lifetime. As I contemplated these ideas this week, I had the words to an old hymn running through my head (and I might have sang them out loud a few times, too). I used the words to that hymn in the margin of my journaling Bible next to Hebrews 10.

(I used a sponge dauber to add the yellow Gelato background and highlighting, a Micron pen to add my journaling, some letter stickers and music themed stickers and washi tape to complete this page.)

I pray that your faith in the Lord will allow you to believe that He hears and will answer your prayers!

2 comments:

Stacy Julian said...

Pray was my one little word last year, aim so very grateful for the privilege of praying to God! Well said ❤

Missus Wookie said...

I like that reminder - to pray until you believe, it is one I kept referring to last year when my word was believe.