Saturday, May 30, 2020

June Scripture Writing Plan: Praise and Worship

Happy almost June sweet friends! 
The scripture plan topic this month is one of my favorite things: 
Praise & Worship

Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised.

And His greatness is unsearchable. 
Psalm 145:3

Y'all- there is such great power in praising and worshiping the Lord. 
Praising the Lord takes our eyes off of our lives and pain and issues and our worries
and puts them squarely on what's truly important, HIM. 

So what exactly is praise? 
To me praise...

-acknowledges God as Lord and King of our lives
-gives thanks to Him for who He is and what He does in our lives
-is confessing exactly who God is


Praising God helps us to more fully understand and comprehend who He is and in turn, who we are. It reminds us of his amazing, great, almighty, all knowing power and 
humbles us to realize that we so desperately need Him to love us and to save us. 

I think often people think that praising the Lord is something we only do while at church singing in a worship but the truth is every single one of our days should be filled with praise. 

Here are ten reasons I think praise is so important in our lives:
  1. He is GREAT and deserves our praise
  2. It puts Him where He belongs in our lives- as the most important thing, as the joy and the delight of our lives
  3. It causes us to think about the millions of reasons we have to worship Him
  4. It gives us the right perspective and keeps our focus on what is truly important- HIM- instead of the craziness of our world
  5. It reminds us of the truth of His word
  6. It points us to the truth of His love for us
  7. It helps us focus on and learn about His character
  8. It reminds us that He is with us always- in the beauty and in the hard
  9. It reminds us of His faithfulness in the past (and present and future!)
  10. It points other to Him

You'll notice that many of the verses in the plan this month are in the book of Psalms 
and that is because that's what a psalm is- a praise! Did you ever notice that Psalm is the longest book of the Bible? It is and the fact that the longest book is a book devoted to praise tells us that it's vital that we spend lots of time in praise. 

Let's spend this month praising our Lord. 
My prayer is that these verses help you to focus on our great Lord and Savior and the many, many, many reasons we have to praise and worship Him!



FYI: I made the plan 31 days and plan to do that with
all topical plans in the future so that they can be done any month-
not just the month I write them for.


TO PRINT: You can find a copy of the plan in the folder HERE.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Graduate Personalized Scripture Cards

God’s word was written as a love letter to us, His precious children. Because of that I absolutely love personalizing scripture. My first set of personalized scripture cards came out right before Christmas and were a general set of verses. And then before Valentine’s Day, I added a second set of all verses that are a reminder of God’s LOVE for us or a reminder that we are to love others.
As graduation approaches, I thought I’d add a set specifically for graduates of any age in school colors. The set includes 20 verses, personalized with any name, in a color for any high school or college (you just enter the school or 1-2 school colors in the comments) and are a digital download (you’ll receive the file to print yourself via Etsy in 1-2 days or less) for only $5 a set. All verses are focused on graduates and the next steps in their life. These are a great gift for anyone in your life that is graduating or just as a special little treat!

Verses included:
• 1 Corinthians 15:57-58
• 1 Timothy 4:12
• Colossians 3:23
• Deuteronomy 31:8
• Isaiah 26:3-4
• Isaiah 40:28
• Isaiah 40:30-31
• Jeremiah 29:11
• Jeremiah 29:13
• Joshua 1:7
• Lamentations 3:22-23
• Mark 12:30
• Numbers 6:24-26
• Proverbs 4:26-27
• Proverbs 16:3
• Psalm 16:7-8
• Psalm 27:14
• Psalm 91:1-2
• Psalm 105:4
• Psalm 119: 105-106
• Romans 8:28

To order just click the link below! 


Use the code SWEETFRIENDS for 25% off your order!