~experiencing fulfillment in seeing transformation happen in both the natural, your home, and the spiritual, your inner self~ How creating beauty in your home can stimulate inner spiritual growth!
I have to share of the goodness of the Lord in a story about my antlers!
God put a desire in me to make something special with antlers. I didn’t know exactly what, but I knew that I wanted to make something and make something soon! The antlers have special meaning to me!
I recently did a post on a Mounted Deer Head, check it out! Still, I wanted to use real antlers as I love the look and the symbolism!
The problem was I didn’t have antlers and was under the impression, mostly by my husband, that nobody just gives you their antlers because they’re special!
It was on a Saturday and three of us were driving in the car, and I told my family that I’d be getting some antlers. They laughed at my optimism and we moved on…
The very next day I was introducing two friends, and we got to talking about hunting. Within minutes of chatting, one friend asked me if I wanted some antlers. I got so excited and answered with a resounding Yes!
He had no idea, until now, how he was used by God to fulfill a desire that God Himself put in me.
You see, God often puts a desire in our hearts, so He can come along and fulfill it! Isn’t He amazing! I know that antlers are small in comparison to Big needs and desires, but to me it’s all the same. If God can move on someone’s heart to give me antlers, He can move Mountains in my life!
This is what I created with these wonderful antlers~
I felt to put the word Hope on it, and then laughed when I realized I was making a mini Hope Chest!
It displays the antlers well, and I can also use it to tuck special treasures inside!
They found their home on the bookshelves, framed by the painted basket!
I love it, and I love that nobody can see the secret message of Hope on there! I know it’s there and that’s what matters! (and now you know it’s there too, I suppose!) 🙂
Psalm 31:24 “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”
1. Find a wooden box to use as the display stand. (This was a box that held note cards!)
2. Spray paint the box the color that will work with your decor.
3. Hot glue a small piece of wood to the box~ This will lift the front of the antlers, positioning them upright. (This may not be necessary depending on the angle the antlers are cut!)
4. Hot glue the antlers to the wooden box.
5. Decorate the box, if you so desire, and Enjoy!
Remember to Delight yourself in the Lord, and one of the side effects is that He will give you the desires of your heart. ❤
Heidi 🙂 ~If this post made you smile, please like, comment or forward on to others, thanks!