THE BLESSINGS OF CREATIVITY...

I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scripture Series: Whatsoever God Doeth Card---It's Anything Goes at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello there, friends!  Today I am going to share with you another free Word Art you can download at Word Art Wednesday (WAW)Its taken from Ecclesiastes 3:14 which says, "I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him."  Before I came to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (Born-Again, John 3:3), I grew up with the Ten Commandments.  The very first command and certainly the highest of all commandments is "You shall have no other gods before me."  As a kid, I never thought about this seriously.  My idea is that if you have any god other than the God who made us, you shall be punished severely.  Like God will make your life miserable kind of punishment.  But now that I have come to know the One True God through Jesus Christ, worshiping the One and Only God has taken a new meaning and importance in my life.  You see, we have been created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27).  Many different theories that seek to destroy the true origin of mankind have been systematically promulgated to take away our reverence to our Creator and deny us the desire to seek after our true identity.  That is why they were still theories and will stay that way because they could not even prove and paint a full picture of their beliefs without sounding ridiculous.  The book of Genesis chapters 1 and 2 told us the story of Creation.  That out of the dust of the ground, we were formed and that only when God breathed unto our nostrils that we became a living soul.  I remember buying a toy for my son and when he was ready to enjoy it, we found out that batteries were not included.  That was somehow upsetting!  But when we found some  batteries and placed them in the toy, then it transformed a lifeless and useless toy into something wonderful.  Come to think of it, God didn't give us temporary batteries when He made us.  Instead, He breathe unto our nostrils the "breath of life" (spirit and soul) which is His portion.  He gave us the kind of life that will live for eternity!  We were not destined to die but to live in relationship with our Creator.  And yet, we all knew what happened.  Sin came and mankind was plunged to death.   But our Creator wouldn't allow His plan to be thwarted and His response was His ultimate sacrifice---Jesus Christ!  That anyone who places their faith upon His finished work in the Cross is going to taste the life that God had originally prepared for mankind.  Not because of any man's work! It's solely based on what Jesus Christ has done on our behalf! 

So, back to our original text in Ecclesiastes 3:14, who would not tremble in the mighty and powerful presence of God, our Creator?  He knows the ending from the beginning!  He engineered us and everything that was ever created.  He knew every littlest detail of all His creation and nothing escapes His eyes.  His plans can never be thwarted and no matter how evil things get, it will have its end. THE STORY IS TOLD AND THE END IS SET!  God painted to us a clear picture of what it's like to live without evil in Revelation 21:3-4 which states,  "And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."  We have complete access to the throne of God's grace in this present time.  Read the Word of God (Bible) and know "who you are in Christ."  Although God has a purpose for you to do in this world, He has given you "free will" to choose your course." It's only by total surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ that will kick start your journey to discovering and fulfilling the purpose you were wired to be.  So stop running away and turn yourself back to the loving arms of the Father!  Many people have died in the face of persecution because they simply bear the name of Jesus Christ. There is a TRUTH that is more valuable than life itself!  Our earthly life is temporary and your decisions here are the foundations of your eternal destination.  Which side are you at?  As for me, I'm with the WINNER!  I just want to leave you with the following verses which is the HOPE of every soul whose trust is anchored in JESUS:

"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.""Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book." (Revelation 22:1-7)

For this Card, I used a retired image from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps  and colored it with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers with some paper-piecing.  The DP is from Recollections and the gems from Paper Studio.  I incorporated fancy and regular stitches for added dimension.  I decided on a simple and pretty straight forward card to focus the attention on the wonderful verse we are highlighting this week.  I am pretty pleased!


WHATSOEVER GOD DOETH CARD:


 WHATSOEVER GOD DOETH CARD LAYERS:


 WHATSOEVER GOD DOETH CARD LAYERS:


WHATSOEVER GOD DOETH CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:0


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Scrapper's Delights---ATG
Penny's Paper-Crafty---ATG
QKR Stampede---3 of a Kind (gems)
Simon Says---ATG
Divas by Design---ATG
Addicted to Stamps---CAS
Digistamps4Joy---ATG
I Love ProMarkers---3 of a Kind (gems)
Top Tip Tuesday---Chevrons (Top Tip:  An interesting DP is all you need for interesting projects)
My Craft Creations---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Fairytale Stampers---Something New (The digi image I used is new)
Alphabet---S is for Stitching
Creative Fingers---ATG


I surely hope you will come and join us at the WAW Blog.  You can upload up to 5 entries as long as it has an uplifting/inspirational message.  Wonderful prizes are awaiting the winners courtesy of our sponsors this week---Top Dog Dies and the Flying Unicorn Store.  Our Challenge is "Anything Goes" so you can be as creative as you want to be.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  So, this is it for me today.  Have a blessed week and remember, in Jesus, we are in right standing with God. To Him all glory is given!   

19 comments:

  1. I am such an admirer of your work, you never put a foot wrong for me! This is beautiful. Thank you for entering. Jackie DT Digistamps for Joy

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  2. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

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  3. Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

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  4. Jo Ann this is just gorgeous and I love the inspirational wording. Itsperfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 1,000 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  5. Very pretty card. I loke your bright, fun colors and the chevron pattern. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

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  6. A lovely card beautifully coloured. Thanks for the tip and entering our chevron challenge at Top Tip Tuesday, Elaine

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  7. This is gorgeous and so pleased you joined us at the Divas by Designs Anything goes challenge.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  8. Jo Ann this is fan and very beautiful card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

    Karin


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  9. Wonderful fun creation...thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

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  10. Lovely project!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you'll be back soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian

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  11. Beautiful coloring and fabulous design! So glad to have you with us this week at ATSM!

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  12. Your coloring is simply fabulous! Thank you so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  13. Great card, so beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week for our 3 of a Kind challenge at QKR Stamoede.
    Karal DT

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  14. I adore this clean, bright card. Your stitching and everything is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

    Mari

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  15. Marvelous card, Jo Ann! Love the way you used the sentiment and fab coloring. Thanks so much for playing along in our "3 of a Kind" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope you play along again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

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  16. That is a great card, I love how you cut out your images...they look very professional. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (GD)

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  17. Great card, love the colors and lovely sentiment! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

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  18. Stunning!
    I love your color scheme, and how you kept your card clean, great idea with the "shaddow" layering behind the beautiful colored image!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful masterpiece at Fairytale Stampers challenge!

    Hugs, and good luck!

    xx Karola xx

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  19. I'm always admiring your beautiful creations Jo Anne. This is just amazing! Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and hope to see you again soon. Have great moments.

    Hugs,
    Asmah
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

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