Fall Gratitude & Thanksgiving Bible Journaling Camp Has Begun!!!

Fall Gratitude & Thanksgiving Bible Journaling Camp Has Begun!!!

Hey Dear Friends,

#FGTBJC2019 has begun on JosephinesDesigns.com YouTube as begun!!

It has already been such a blessing!! We have had amazing contributors as well as all our amazing campers!!!

See below the Welcome to #FGTBJC2019 letter as well as the key Bible verses being used in our camp.

Hugs and prayers,

k ūüôā

Welcome Campers Email:

Hello Sweet Friend,

I am so thankful each of you are a part of the Fall Gratitude and Thanksgiving Bible Journaling Camp….or #FGTBJC!!! This is a time of our opportunity to love and thank the Lord!! We also get to give Him our gratitude as well!! Aren’t we blessed my Dear Sweet Friend!!!

My Prayer for each of you:

I pray you are encouraged in your walk with the Lord.

I pray you are blessed.

I pray you grow in the Word and your daily walk with Jesus.

I pray that you will hear Him speak to your heart…as He so wants you to know His will for you and know His voice.

I pray Dear Sweet Friend that as you embark on this journey in seeking and knowing the Word that not only will you grow in your gratitude and thanksgiving to the Lord…but that you will grow in your creativity that our Creator has blessed you.

We also give thanks to the Lord for these lovely and generous contributors to our class.

You are prayed for and feel free to reach out any time during the class….I am here. JosephinesDesigns.com@gmail.com

Hugs and prayers‚ĶKris ‚Äúk‚ÄĚ ūüėä

CONTRIBUTORS:

Allie Scraps on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AllieScrapsShop

Move the Mountains on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MovetheMountains

By the Well 4 God on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ByTheWell4God

Sara Borgstede at https://theholymess.com/

Hot Minute Customs email: HotMinuteCustoms@outlook.com

Our Sweet Friend and fellow camper that wishes to remain anonymous for her beautiful bagged contribution in each kit.

My Sweet Husband for all his endless printing.

My Sweet Youngest One for her ‚ÄúGirl Friday‚ÄĚ endless help.

Scripture from BibleGateway.org

And most importantly, to our Sweet Jesus for His incredible love, endless grace and His unbelievable sacrifice for our sins so that we could have each a one on one relationship with him.

Our key Bible verses and key words:

Scripture: BibleGateway.org

Amplified Bible (AMP)

A Psalm of David.

138 I will give You thanks with all my heart;
I sing praises to You before the [pagan] gods.
2 
I will bow down [in worship] toward Your holy temple
And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word together with Your name.
3 
On the day I called, You answered me;
And You made me bold and confident with [renewed] strength in my life.

4 
All the kings of the land will give thanks and praise You, O Lord,
When they have heard of the promises of Your mouth [which were fulfilled].
5 
Yes, they will sing of the ways of the Lord [joyfully celebrating His wonderful acts],
For great is the glory and majesty of the Lord.
6 
Though the Lord is exalted,
He regards the lowly [and invites them into His fellowship];
But the proud and haughty He knows from a distance.

7 
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
8 
The Lord will accomplish that which concerns me;
Your [unwavering] lovingkindness, O¬†Lord, endures forever‚ÄĒ
Do not abandon the works of Your own hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hebrews 12:28

28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, and offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship with reverence and awe

 

Genesis 12:8

Then he moved on from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord [in worship through prayer, praise, and thanksgiving]

 

Leviticus 7:12

If one offers it as a sacrificial meal of thanksgiving, then along with the sacrifice of thanksgiving he shall offer unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, and cakes of fine flour mixed with oil.

 

Leviticus 7:13

With the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving, he shall present his offering with cakes of leavened bread.

 

1 Samuel 2:1

[ Hannah’s Song of Thanksgiving ] Hannah prayed and said, “My heart rejoices and triumphs in the Lord; My horn (strength) is lifted up in the Lord, My mouth has opened wide [to speak boldly] against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.

 

1 Chronicles 16:8

[ Psalm of Thanksgiving ] O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; Make His deeds known among the peoples.

 

1 Chronicles 16:29

Ascribe to the Lord the glory and honor due His name; Bring an offering [of thanksgiving], and come before Him; Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

 

 

Nehemiah 12:46

For in the days of David and Asaph, in ancient times, there were leaders of singers, songs of praise and hymns of thanksgiving to God.

 

Psalm 100:4 [Full Chapter]

Enter His gates with a song of thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, bless and praise His name.

 

Genesis 4:26

To Seth, also, a son was born, whom he named Enosh (mortal man, mankind). At that [same] time men began to call on the name of the Lord [in worship through prayer, praise, and thanksgiving].

 

Genesis 12:8

Then he moved on from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord [in worship through prayer, praise, and thanksgiving].

 

Leviticus 7:12

If one offers it as a sacrificial meal of thanksgiving, then along with the sacrifice of thanksgiving he shall offer unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, and cakes of fine flour mixed with oil.

 

Leviticus 7:13

With the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving, he shall present his offering with cakes of leavened bread.

 

Leviticus 7:15

‚ÄėThe meat of the sacrifice of¬†thanksgiving¬†presented as a peace offering shall be eaten on the day that it is offered; none of it shall be left until morning.

 

Leviticus 22:29

When you sacrifice an offering of thanksgiving to the Lord, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.

 

 

1 Samuel 2:1

[ Hannah’s Song of Thanksgiving ] Hannah prayed and said, “My heart rejoices and triumphs in the Lord; My horn (strength) is lifted up in the Lord, My mouth has opened wide [to speak boldly] against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.

 

2 Samuel 15:8

For your servant made a vow while I lived at Geshur in Aram (Syria), ‚ÄėIf the¬†Lord¬†will in fact bring me back to Jerusalem, then I will serve the Lord [by offering a sacrifice of¬†thanksgiving].‚Äô‚ÄĚ

 

1 Chronicles 16:8

[ Psalm of Thanksgiving ] O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; Make His deeds known among the peoples.

 

1 Chronicles 16:29

Ascribe to the Lord the glory and honor due His name; Bring an offering [of thanksgiving], and come before Him; Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

 

 

1 Chronicles 25:3

Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with the lyre in thanksgiving and praise to the Lord.

 

Nehemiah 11:17

Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the leader to begin the thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiah, second among his brothers; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

 

Nehemiah 12:8

The Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah who was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving and praise, he and his brothers.

 

 

Nehemiah 12:27

[ Dedication of the Wall ] Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites from all their places in order to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, with hymns of thanksgiving, and with songs to the accompaniment of cymbals, harps, and lyres.

 

Nehemiah 12:31

[ Procedures for the Temple ] Then I had the leaders of Judah come up on the wall, and I appointed two large thanksgiving choirs, the first one proceeding to the right on top of the wall toward the Refuse Gate.

 

Nehemiah 12:46

For in the days of David and Asaph, in ancient times, there were leaders of singers, songs of praise and hymns of thanksgiving to God.

 

Psalm 9:1

[ A Psalm of Thanksgiving for God’s Justice. ] [ To the Chief Musician; on Muth-labben. A Psalm of David. ] I will give thanks and praise the Lord, with all my heart; I will tell aloud all Your wonders and marvelous deeds.

 

Psalm 26:7

That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders.

 

Psalm 30:1

[ Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death. ] [ A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House (Temple). A Psalm of David. ] I will extol and praise You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.

 

Psalm 50:14

“Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving And pay your vows to the Most High;

 

 

 

 

Psalm 50:23

‚ÄúHe who offers a sacrifice of praise¬†and¬†thanksgiving¬†honors Me; And to him who orders his way rightly [who follows the way that I show him], I shall show the salvation of God.‚ÄĚ

 

Psalm 69:30

I will praise the name of God with song And magnify Him with thanksgiving.

 

Psalm 95:2

Let us come before His presence with a song of thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with songs.

 

Psalm 100:1

[ All Men Exhorted to Praise God. ] [ A Psalm of Thanksgiving. ] Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.

 

Key Words:

 

THANKSGIVING 

 

THANKFUL

 

THANK YOU, LORD 

 

THANK YOU, JESUS

 

GRATITUDE

 

HEART OF PRAISE

 

PRAISING THE LORD

 

PRAISING HIS NAME

 

PRAISE

 

GRATEFUL

 

GRATEFULNESS

 

LOVE

 

HONOR

 

ADORE

 

ADORATION

 

WORSHIP

 

 

 

 

 

The Weekly Prayer Project…

The Weekly Prayer Project…

The Weekly Prayer Project: A Challenge to Journal, Pray, Reflect, and Connect with God

Sweet Friends,

As mentioned in my chat video on YouTube Sunday, we had packed my Weekly Prayer Project book. It was found…PTL!!!

I spent today in medical appointments. So tomorrow, I pray to get all prepared and video up no later than Thursday.

I am always amazed at all the Lord provides!!

Hugs and prayers…..k ūüôā

 

 

Weekly Verses…

Weekly Verses…

Monday
I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
For Christians, God’s temple is one of two related things: either the Christian’s body (1 Cor. 6:19-20) or the group of people who make up his Church (1 Cor.¬†3:16). Because of the flaws of the people in our churches, many are hypercritical of them. But God’s Church is precious to him and should be to us. Anyone who destroys his church through division will be utterly destroyed. God’s faithfulness to his people is seen in his preservation of the Church through all the ravages and persecutions of history. But God is still the center of the Church and he alone is to be exalted and the Church is still to be governed by his word and not just their own will.
MY PRAYER…
Holy and matchless God, I praise you for your steadfast love and faithfulness revealed in the preseveration of your Church through all of history. I promise to cherish your Church and do all I can to help it grow and mature to be more like Jesus, but I recognize that you and you alone are to be exalted above all other things and that my church must never be more important than your will revealed in your word. Give me the courage to be true to you even if my church may not be. Through Jesus I pray. Amen.
Tuesday
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
Of all the names for God in the Bible, this is my favorite: Him who is able to do immeasurably more. Our God is the same God who parted the Red Sea and fed 5,000 on a green hillside with only a couple of sardine sandwiches. He longs to do more than we ask and imagine, but most of us haven’t really given him much of a challenge. Dream big dreams for God. Then hang on!
MY PRAYER…
Almighty and awesome God, do in our day what you did in past days. Give us faith to believe and then amaze us at the smallness of our faith. Give us vision to see your plan and do greater things. We ask this, not for ourselves or our experience, but for your glory and the salvation of our world. In Jesus name. Amen.
Wednesday
He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
God made the world in 6 days. Now he sustains it with his powerful word. But in each of us, he is still at work and will continue to work to his glory (seePhilippians 2:12-13) until Christ comes to take us home!
MY PRAYER…
Thank you Father, for being at work in my life. I confess that at times you seem distant, but looking back over the crucial moments where things were held in the balance, I can see your fingerprints and your grace leading me to where I am today. Please make your presence more powerfully known in my life as I seek your will and live to your glory. Through Jesus I pray. Amen.
Thursday
Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
In the immense expanse of our universe, with its billions upon billions of stars, where our own tiny blue planet is only a small speck of sand on an inestimable seashore, God knows us each personally. Such knowledge it too wonderful to be true, and yet it is. God has shown us his love in Jesus to remind us that he not only knows us, but he cares for us.
MY PRAYER…
O Great God of the heavens, thank you for caring for me even though I am such a small part of your great work in the universe. Your love is beyond my comprehension, and yet it thrills me to know that in your grace one day I will see you face-to-face. Through Jesus I praise you. Amen.
Friday
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
Like Esau, we get so diverted by the mundane things of life, the growling of our bellies, we forget the longer-range view of things. God’s word, his written word the Bible, his demonstrated Word in Jesus, and his proclaimed word in the Gospel, are what can sustain us eternally.
MY PRAYER…
True and Faithful God, through your Holy Spirit create in me a hunger for your word that is much more demanding of life than my hunger for food. I confess that at times I have been distracted by the mundane things of life and have not sought your word and have not nourished my soul. Please forgive me as I pledge myself to be more attentive to your leading and your truth through your word. Through Jesus I pray. Amen.
Saturday
God exalted him (Jesus) to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every other name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
When Jesus is exalted, when his name is praised and his glory confessed, rather than being insulted or blasphemed, God is honored. Praise be the glorious name of Jesus and the grace of our God!
MY PRAYER…
Precious Savior, Jesus Christ my Lord, your name is wonderful! Your sacrifice for my sin was so loving and generous. I am so thankful that our Father raised you from the dead and that through you I will be able to be with God and worship you all of eternity! You are glorious, Jesus my Lord!
Sunday
(Jesus said)¬†“If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love.”
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
Love is not just a feeling, but it is action. For us as believers, the action that most shows our love for Jesus is for us to be obedient to his words and his example.
MY PRAYER…
Father, thank you for showing your love in Jesus. Thank you, Jesus, for showing us how to love our Father by being obedient to his will and word. Today I pledge to conciously try to live in obedience to your will. Please receive my actions, words, and thoughts today as an offering of praise to you. In Jesus name. Amen.
Weekly Verses…

Weekly Verses…

Monday

This is what the Lord says, “Forget the former things; do not¬†dwell on the past. ¬†See, I am doing a new thing! ¬†Now it¬†springs up; do you not perceive it? ¬†I am making a way in the¬†desert and streams in the wasteland.”
¬†—Isaiah 43:16¬†and¬†Isaiah 43:18-19
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
The year is gone, finished, past. ¬†We cannot reclaim it or¬†undo it. ¬†We cannot rest on the things it has brought us. ¬†If¬†tomorrow¬†dawns, it will be another day, a new opportunity, and¬†the time to show our faith in Jesus as Lord. ¬†Let’s journey¬†forward, knowing that God already inhabits the future and¬†promises to provide us refreshment.
MY PRAYER…
Lord of all eternity, please help me to learn from my mistakes but not dwell on them.  Please help me not rest on my accomplishments in this past year, but use them to further your work in me and through me.  Please help me not quarrel with those who injured me yesterday, or last month.  Instead, O Father, lead me in your paths and help me see your mighty works this next year.  In Jesus name and by his power I ask it. Amen.
Tuesday
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
We all like “do-overs” or second chances. God does much better than that! He allows us to become new again. Being the “God of new things” he can even make us new. Beyond forgiveness, beyond cleansing, he makes us holy through Jesus. Let’s use the opportunity of a New Year as a springboard to living a life fresh and new and alive to God!
MY PRAYER…
O LORD, thank you for a New Year and a fresh start. Please give me wisdom and strength to serve you with integrity and faithfulness in this coming year. I pray that your work be done in my life as I offer myself, my plans, and my future to you. I pray this through Jesus, my intercessor and Lord. Amen.
Wednesday
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalms 90:12
New International Version\
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
So often we look up and time has passed us by. The things we promised ourselves we’d accomplish and the deeds we told others we’d do get left undone. Before we know it, days have become¬†weeks, and weeks months, and months years. We find ourselves unable to do what we once assumed we could do any time we want. We must ask the Spirit of God to help us see and seize the opportunities the LORD places in our path.
MY PRAYER…
Father, I confess that so often I leave undone what needs to be done. Please help me see your plans in each of my days and live in a way which not only honors you, but also blesses those you want me to reach. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Thursday
While [Joseph and Mary] were [in Bethlehem], the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luke 2:6-7
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
I’ve always been amazed at how God chose to place his Son into our world. ¬†He could have done it any way he wanted. ¬†But he chose this way — to enter the world in difficult times under difficult circumstances as a helpless infant who must be cared for by parents who were vulnerable to so many frailties. Yet in spite of the challenges that lay ahead and the bewildering mystery that confronted them: ¬†Joseph and Mary, along with everyone around them, were caught up in the great joy this new child gave.
MY PRAYER…
Give me a heart of faith, O God, so that I might always see your sovereignty and grace being poured out on me in special ways.  I am thrilled that you, the Creator and Sustainer of the entire universe, chose to enter my world as a child.  Thank you for trusting your wonderful salvation to human flesh so we could know that you deemed us worthy of entering our world to make us right for yours.  Through Jesus.  Amen.
Friday
[God] has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
God’s desires for us are not hard to discern. ¬†He wants to bless us with salvation. The incredible gift of his Son is powerful testimony to this truth. ¬†But salvation from sin and death is not something he wants to happen in our lives only¬†once. ¬†He wants our lives to daily reflect his salvation and to share it with others. ¬†We should act justly and pursue mercy in our relationships, and honor him with our worship from a humble heart.
MY PRAYER…
Almighty and compassionate Father, as I embrace this New Year, help my eyes see what your heart sees.  Teach me to hate sin and be merciful to the repentant.  Teach me to know truth and act fairly, while hating abuse and exploitation. Through your Spirit, stir me to reflect on the great distance between your holy majesty and my inconsistent character.  Make me more your child, I pray, in Jesus name.  Amen.
Saturday
Stop doing wrong, learn to do right!  Seek justice, encourage the oppressed.  Defend the cause of the fatherless.
Isaiah 1:16-17
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
Do you find it easy to replace service to those in need with religious rituals? ¬†I know I do! ¬†But God wants us to not get so caught up in talking about him and celebrating his deeds, that we forget we’re supposed to care for others like he does. Whether it is Jesus defining his ministry in¬†Luke 4:18-19¬†or James talking about the kind of piety that pleases God (1:26-27), we must realize true faith is treating others as God would. Today’s verse defines what God does and asks us to live the same.
MY PRAYER…
O Great God of all comfort, open my eyes today to see those who need your love and give me the attentiveness, time, and compassion to serve them. ¬†May Jesus’ work be seen in my life today. ¬† Amen.
Sunday
Prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Peter 1:13
New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
When Jesus came the first time, he came to reveal God¬†(John¬†1:18). ¬†As wonderful, powerful, and gracious as he was in his earthly ministry, it did not fully reveal Jesus our Lord. ¬†Our hope is tied to his return. ¬†When he comes this time, he won’t come to reveal God, but to reveal himself — the conquering Lord, the Rider on the white horse. ¬†Every knee will bow. ¬†And we will see him as he really and fully is, Immanuel in power and grace. ¬†With this as our hope, ¬†we can be ready for active service to our king as people who live their lives under his leadership and control.
MY PRAYER…
O Almighty God, I long for the day when I get to see Jesus face to face coming with the angels in power.  Until that time, fasten my heart in hope to the glory Jesus will share with me on that day, and please empower me to live as one who knows that victory is mine in Jesus.  Jesus, through your powerful name I pray.  Amen.
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