I mentioned in a previous post how I like to color in order to relax my mind. If you haven't bought a fancy coloring book targeted for adults, then you need to go get one and buy colored pencils as well. Yesterday during nap time I did not have any housework to do. Okay, that may not be true, maybe I had housework to do, but I procrastinated on it. Ha! It was very worth procrastinating on my housework so I could spend an hour coloring a page from one of my many coloring books. When I finished coloring, I felt so relaxed. The rest of our afternoon/evening went smoothly because I was at peace. Here is what I colored:
I colored Bible verses that hold very true in my life. These verses give me a lot of reminders of things I need to do in my life, every day.
1. These verses remind me that I need to praise Jesus everyday and worship Him in big and small ways. As a stay at home mom/blogger, it can be easy to forget to give time to God and worship His name in all that I do. I get distracted in everything I have going on. I need to remember to praise His name for giving me time to rest or for giving the boys a peaceful play time. Big and small things, I need to worship Jesus everyday.
2. I am reminded I need to make sure Jesus is my first priority in my day to day happenings. I have to make sure I wake up and proclaim this verse every morning. When I put Jesus first, everything else is peaceful. If I go about my day without praying, reading the Bible, etc., I can say that our day is a little more stressful and chaotic. When I put Jesus first, I am able to better praise His name.
3. Another reminder that this verse gives me is to make sure my life lines up with what I talk about. I believe this verse whole heartedly. I believe every word in this verse. Since I believe this, I need to strive at making sure my behavior and character line up with what I say I believe. I hope and pray that what people see in me is Jesus. I pray that because they see Jesus in me, that they too can proclaim these verses.
Something I love about coloring Bible verses is that it allows me to really study the verse. I study it, research what others have said about it, and really meditate on it. For a busy mom like me, that helps me with my Bible study time. It is one way that I praise Jesus (just like what I talked about).
I don't know if you like to color or not. If you do, share one of your coloring masterpieces or just tell me what you find relaxing about coloring.