During May our series for the Monthly Bible Quilt Journal will be focusing on godly attributes. We'll be exploring scriptures to help us develop Christ-like attributes we want to develop in our personal lives, families, and communities.
Just as nature gradually unfolds its beauty one blossom at a time during this tumultuous spring season, the Lord gradually unveils His beauty within us and for us verse by verse.
Let's use this month to consider this weighty question:
What attributes are we cultivating in our lives to bring forth the glorious bouquet the Lord has in store for us?
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Much like a bouquet is enhanced by a wide variety of flowers, the body of Christ is made more beautiful by the diverse combination of all of our unique personalities.
Each of us has our own particular talents and diverse interests, so this will be a curious journey to discover how the same collection of verses will impact us differently.
Are you ready to explore this beautiful garden of godly attributes with me?
I'm beginning my prep for our May series by decorating my calendar page with floral washi tape and stickers, adding the daily scripture references along the way.
As we go on daily walks in our neighborhoods or head out on local nature trails, we're also blessed to have the opportunity to have a "daily walk" with the Lord.
As we draw near to Him, what godly attributes are instilled within us?
Psalm 46 offers us some wonderful reminders of the refuge and strength we have in God. In this topsy-turvy world, He is an "ever-present help in trouble." He is with us always, like a fortress to provide us safety like He did for the Israelites so many years ago.
"God is within her, she will not fall."
Thanks to Stephanie, a local Bible Quilting friend, for cultivating the insightful list of references for us to explore this month.
We'll be dipping into many of the "Proverbs 31 woman" verses, so it will be interesting to look at these individual traits and reflect on how they might be applicable for us today.
I gathered up the verses online and made a printed copy to cut & paste onto flip cards.
In addition to May providing us with an array of vibrant flowers, it's also a time of honoring the mother figures in our lives.
This wisteria planted in remembrance of my mother-in-law is a few years more mature than the tulip tree. Its distinctive fragrance and delicate blossoms soothe our souls as we navigate through moments of sadness when we reflect on our memories of these dear women who both portrayed so many wonderful godly attributes.
Isn't God generous to provide us with this vibrant spring beauty that helps to restore our souls and refresh our spirits?
May will be a month to savor the blossoming of spring and to celebrate the radiance of motherhood blooming all around us in different ways. Some of us may mourn the loss of our mothers while others bear the grief of motherhood not yet fulfilled. It can be a tender season for some amidst the celebration for many. Yet we have strength together as we lean into His Word.
The sisters-in-Christ design offers us a chance to focus on the sweet combination of flowers and our sisterhood with other women in Christ.
This BQ template is paired with May in the Monthly Bible Quilt Journal. If you don't have this one, you can join us with a printable of the Sisters-in-Christ template. (Or you can use the Mother's Heart template in the BQ Calendar.)
We can utilize some of the verses this month to complete this Sisters page or focus on other scriptures that highlight our relationships with family or friends in our community.
Alrighty, my sisters, are you ready to dig into those godly attributes with me?
Please share additional scriptures that fit in with this theme because it's a great one to anchor us throughout the many seasons of our lives. Drop them in the comments below or share with us in the FB group.