Our theme for September 2021 is: BELIEVE!
For those of us suffering in the current heat wave, we are believing that cooler temps are around the corner and eagerly await the crispness of Fall. We are peeking ahead for glimpses of autumn glory because we're familiar with the cycle of seasons, expecting the shift to come in the next few weeks. Our past experience gives credence to this anticipation.
Familiar rhythms in our lives help shape our belief systems, don't they?
What else shapes your beliefs?
Raini, a Bible Quilter from Texas, has cultivated our list of scriptures for us this month and sent me this message to share with you:
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"I know the plans I have for you. Plans of peace and not of evil." Jeremiah 29:11
Being curious as we are, we all have thought from time to time, "what does the future hold?" Lots of time and money have been spent on horoscopes, fortune tellers, tea leaves, cards, etc. I have good news!!! God as our Creator and loving Father does not want us to be led astray. He has very specific plans for our future and shares it openly in His word.
The verses for September are just some of the plans that God has for you and for me……plans of peace and not of evil. However, it hinges on if we believe what He says. As we unwrap each verse, we look at the gifts that our Heavenly Father has for us. Things such as abundant life, peace, eternal life, righteousness, blessings, being established, prosperity, good judgment, knowledge, being of one heart with others, strength, courage, renewed strength, safety, salvation, light, mercy, grace, forgiveness of sins, His power, love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control, a sound mind, never being ashamed, wonderfully made, being a new creation, having an eternal comforter, dwelling in the house of the Lord forever, resurrection.
Wow – can you believe it? How wonderful!
Raini's reference list for "30 Days of Believing" is available in the 3rd quarter download, July - September Reference Lists.
If you've been following along with our monthly themes this summer, you may already have it. If not, you can download and print it out. You can cutesie it up and even laminate it as a bookmark.
Once you've got your references ready to roll, you can write out the verses on a set of the monthly flip cards.
I typically write out the full verse on my flip cards, then later I can choose how much of the verse fits into the quilt square on my 30-day page.
Day by day throughout September, we'll add a verse and accumulate a wonderful collection of scriptures on Belief by the end of the month.
Perhaps this set of flip cards or the completed pages will help you share your beliefs with others?
Raini kicked us off with Jeremiah 29:11 which is about God's all-knowing plans for us. So, we'll be using the I Know the Plans template this month. If you don't have the Monthly BQJ, then simply download and print the template to create along with us!
With this being back-to-school season, you may have some kiddos you're praying over. This template is a great one to use for a specific person as you're encouraging them into a new season, school year, or job.
If you're incorporating verses into your #abcbiblequiltjournal, several of this month's verses would work on a variety of pages. (ex: B for Believe, P for Plans, etc)
Alrighty, friends, ready to gear up for some beautiful #biblequilting in September?
I believe in you!!
We'd love to see YOUR pages. Please share in the comments below...or in the FB group!