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, July 29, 2015

Scripture Series: Thou Canst Do Everything Card---Join the Fun and Inspiration at our Family Friendly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello there...Another wonderful Wednesday and here to bring you another free Scripture Word Art for our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) It comes from Job 42:2 which tells us, "I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee."  If we are familiar with the story of Job, we know that he was highly favored by God in every aspect of life.  He has a wonderful family, booming livelihood and a wonderful relationship with the Lord.  We can say that when things are going well with us, it is easy to be happy and excited each day.  We can raise our hands in thanksgiving to the Lord because we don't have anything to worry about.  Though the Lord knew the heart of Job, He allowed Him to be tested by the enemy so that his true value would show forth.  In the New Testament, 1 Peter 1:3-9 explains the hidden blessing from many of the sufferings we encounter as we walk in obedience to the Lord which says, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls."

Many have started a new life (Born-again, John 3:3) filled with great experiences with God and they testified of the wonderful things God accomplished in their lives.  Yet, there were also several that abandoned their faith because some tragic events have happened and they claimed that they prayed for the Lord to answer their needs but they didn't get the answer they were expecting.  It could range from a death of a love one, failure of business, broken relationships or not getting something we really, really like.  I remember when I was a kid, I've heard someone said that a possible reason why God would not give someone the car of his/her dreams was because he/she could have an accident with that vehicle.  The same could be true for not allowing someone to get through to an audition to be in Hollywood as it could turn one's heart away from the things of God once fame and stardom kicks in.  The bottom line is, God is Omniscient (All-Knowing) and we are not...He knows the end from the beginning while we are not even aware of what will happen to us in in the next 30 minutes. Isaiah 55:8-9 clearly tells us, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."  We always commit the mistake of thinking that God thinks like us. Job had to learn the hard way that despite his knowledge of God, he pretty much don't know much!  God had to put him in his place and made him realize that aside from His Omniscience, He is also  Omnipotent (All-Powerful) and Omnipresent (Everywhere at the same time).  These are things no man will never ever possess!  Job realized throughout His whole conversation with God that God is able to do everything yet as a Father who loves His children, He knows that not everything we think and like will be good for us.  No matter how  we tell others of the benefit and good things our plans can achieve, Our Father sees beyond and knows our motives.  We cannot hide anything from Him.  Our secret place is not so secret in the eyes of our Almighty God.  Psalm 139:11-12 says, "If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you."  This is why we can only approach God by way of FAITH!  Faith is trusting, adhering, believing, confidence and hope that God has our best interest no matter what happens in this life.  Surely, there will be a lot of things we will not understand but knowing the love of God for mankind as shown by the sacrifice He allowed His Son, Jesus Christ to suffer for our salvation and freedom through and by the Cross, we can catch a glimpse of how valuable we are in His sight.  We have to embrace the eternal value of our existence here on earth to be able to raise up our hands and sing praises unto the Lord even in the midst of great trials, persecution and a load of pain in our hearts and tears in our eyes.  God gives rewards to them that never gives up!  Concluding this message with these verse in 2 Corinthians 4:16:18 and it says, "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

For this Card, I used an image from one of our sponsors, All Dressed Up called "Mirror Mirror" and colored it with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is Kraft, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP's are from DCWV and Recollections, the layered flowers from Prima and the button from  Paper Studio.  The swirl is cut using Sizzix die, the white nail head gems from Imaginisce and the glitters from Stickles (Crystal).  To add dimension to the mirror, I coated it with Glossy Accents and lastly, I stitched all over this creation. 


THOU CANST DO EVERYTHING CARD:


THOU CANST DO EVERYTHING CARD LAYERS:


THOU CANST DO EVERYTHING CARD INSIDE:


THOU CANST DO EVERYTHING CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Paradise of Stamps---ATG
Crafting with an Attitude---ATG
Brown Sugar---ATG
Crafting with Friends---ATG
Digitally Sweet---ATG
Art by Miran---ATG
Sister Act---ATG
Simply Papercraft---ATG
Digi Designs---Hand Colored image
Allsorts---Add a Butterfly
Fussy and Fancy---Things with Wings
Craft Your Passion---ATG
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
TTCRD---ATG
Top Tip Tuesday---Bingo (Sparkles/Flowers/Stitching)
Love to Scrap---ATG
Artistic Inspirations---ATG
Catch the Bug---Color Challenge
CCC Digi Creations---ATG
Scrapper's Delights---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Crafter's Cafe---Use Some Buttons
Crafting by Designs---ATG
Crafty Gals Corner---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG/Bingo (Die-cut/Image/Flowers)
I Love ProMarkers---3 or More Layers
Paper Shelter---ATG
Simon Says Stamp---ATG
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday---ATG with a Twist:  Make it Feminine
Inky Chicks---Use Metal Embellishment (white nail head gems)
Eureka Stamps---ATG
Make my Monday---Flowers
Not Just Cards---ATG
Paper Nest Dolls---ATG
Whoopsi Daisy---Bling it On


Hope you join the fun at our WAW Challenge.  There's wonderful prizes awaiting our blessed winners from two of our sponsors this week, All Dressed Up (2 Digi Stamps) and Kraft Outlet ($15 GC).  You can choose to incorporate the free Word Art (sentiment) you see in my card for projects you wish to make and link with us though it's not mandatory.  You can submit up to 5 projects (Anything Goes) as long as it's family friendly, inspirational or uplifting.  Can't wait to see what you come up with. Have a blessed week and always remember to share unto others the hope you have in Christ.  Hugs!  

29 comments:

  1. Another beautiful card Jo Ann - and thought provoking writing too. Have you read the book The Heavenly Man by Bro Yun - a tremendous testimony of a man keeping his faith through horrific torture and trial.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

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  3. Great card - love all the stitching and details!!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday!

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  4. A beautiful card. Love he decorated envelope and inside. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  5. What a cool, tough and great card ! I really like your strong colors and your motiv was really great ! :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy ! :)

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  6. Fabulous card, love the image and colouring. Lovely design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck in the draw. Hope to see you back again. Hugs Jennifer DT member xx

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  7. You did a magnificent job on this card.  I love all the different elements.  The colors, structure and presentation of this card is captivating.
    We look forward to seeing you again. Hugs
    Berni, DT
    sisteractcard.

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  8. I love the Mirror, Mirror image! It was one I did for one of my challenges, too. The colors are beautiful, and I love the scriptures! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

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  9. Beautiful card Jo Ann. I love the colors and design. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe in our "Add a Button Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Gale DT

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  10. Wonderful colours!! Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

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  11. Beautiful card and beautifully coloured image,love the layers and B.papers--Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations
    Carol DT x

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  12. Adorable! Thanks for playig in Bugaboo's challenge.

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  13. Gorgeous creation! Love all the layering! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

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  14. Beautiful card and the colours with your design are stunning..Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

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  15. Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  16. Your design is beautiful thank you for joining us on our challenge at Art By Miran
    We hope to see you again soon

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  17. Gorgeous card Jo Ann thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog
    Dianne x
    IDCB DT

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  18. hello Jo Ann1 precious, thanks for sharing and inspiring! I am so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  19. Fantastic card love the colours. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers challenge blog. All the best hugs Sharon (DT)

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  20. Beautiful layers, Joanne! Love your paper choices and the coloring is superb. Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday challenge.

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  21. Wow - what a card, Jo Ann - fantastic. Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.

    Hugz,
    Linda

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  22. This is a fantastica card!!
    Thanks for joining us at our All Dressed Up Facebookchallenge!

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  23. So beautiful card ! I adore the sweet image and your gorgeous coloring!Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

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  24. Lovely card thanks for sharing this with us at Artistic Inspirations, sorry this is late Louise x

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  25. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 96 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  26. Your creations are always such a delight to see - so many beautiful details and so wonderfully made. thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps for Wonderful Wednesday!

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  27. Gorgeously girly and glam, love it! Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

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  28. Lovely card and colouring. Like how you decorated the inside of your card too. Thanks for joining in the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge this time.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Paper Nest Dolls DT

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  29. Lovely card. Thank you for joining in the Art By Mi Ran Challenge.

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