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 14, 2015

Scripture Series: Lead Me in Thy Truth Card---Another Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Good day, Crafty Friends! It's Wednesday once again and time for another Inspirational/Family Friendly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW)As always, we feature a Scripture Word Art (you can download for free) at the WAW site and it comes from Psalm 25:5 which says, "Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day." Nowadays, I am always hearing people ask this question, "Why do people do such evil things?"  The senseless killing of the Jews by the Nazis many years ago, the people armed with explosives and killing many including themselves all over the world, the men that goes to a school and opened fire on anybody and killing Christians recently in our country, our government and their affiliates funding and sanctioning the killing of the unborn through Abortion and selling their baby parts for their own gain.  Barbaric, monsters, plain evil---I really don't have words for it! And the list goes on, I tell you... My son asked me the same question the other day and my only answer---IT'S BECAUSE OF MAN'S REBELLION AGAINST GOD!  

GOD is the Author of TRUTH and without Him, everything we have are LIES.  Jesus Christ was sent into this dying (without hope) world to undo the lies of the enemy, free us from the evil bondage of Satan, the Sin Nature and Death and restore us unto our original place of righteousness before God Almighty.  As we come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, our spirits gets Born-Again (John 3:3, Born from above, Second Birth) while our souls gets renewed as we take on new thoughts from the Word of God and allow ourselves to be led by the Holy Spirit.  The world have different ideas on why things are happening nowadays but those who knew God and are led by His Word knew exactly the "root" of these problems.  Many people are fighting each other for their selfish agendas.  Religions are fighting  against each other while they are all  deceived!  They are lifting the name of their false gods and have rejected the Only Way (John 14:6) by which every man should be saved.  They have been contaminated by false doctrines/teachings that adds, subtracts or denies the finished work (death, burial and resurrection) of Jesus Christ.  If you are in a religion that denies the deity of Christ (Jesus as God), denies that He is 100 % God and 100 % Man, or believes in Christ but have many ways to get to Him (saints, angels, good works etc.), you have been lied upon.  COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM!  Anyone who teaches that you must have JESUS  + (something else)  is not of God!  Acts 4:10-12 tells us, "Then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is "‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.  God's salvation is totally satisfied by what the Son of God has accomplished at the Cross and anybody that teaches and believes more or less have given themselves to eternal destruction.  

In this world inundated with lies, only One Truth remains!  John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."  The Written Word of God (Scripture) contains everything we needed to know about the personal  revelation of God in Christ Jesus.  We will never know God till we come humbly to the redemption knowledge of His Son.  Jesus declared in John 10:9, "I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture."  Lies will continue to worsen and we will not have words to explain the madness of the people as they carry out their evil deeds.  They have allowed their hearts to be calloused and have seared their consciences that they no longer discern between good and evil.  Those of us who holds the Truth dear to our hearts must continue to pray and impart God's Truth to this darkened world for there are still many of them there that are predestined to hear.  They can be from our neighbors, our work place, our friends or even our families.  We must continue in the Word of God (Scripture) and listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit so as not to be snared by the lies going on around us.  Everything that we allow to enter our minds and hearts must be filtered by the Word of God and we are to be willing to throw away the bad and accept God's Truth in all our dealings each day.  Our focus should always be in our Savior, Jesus Christ!  Always test what our Pastors, Teachers or Leaders are teaching us against the Truth of God's Word and not just gobble up everything they say.  There are many who have been deceived because they are too lazy to check what they hear and carried out false doctrines with them.  Beware of the wolves in sheep's clothing!  There are many of them nowadays...The Holy Spirit will always lead us and teach us to the fullness of Jesus Christ alone as we rely upon Him each day. Always listen to His voice!  I want to share the prayer that Jesus made to the Father before He suffered the Cross that should encourage us to walk boldly in the faith.  Jesus is always with us (in triumphs or pain) and He will continue to be till we see Him face to face pretty soon.  God bless y'all!

John 17:1-26:
"After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.  I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.  “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.  “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

For this Card, I used an image from The Paper Shelter called "Sophie in the Country" that I colored with my ProMarker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir markers.  The base is Kraft, cut and scored at 5.5 inches square.  The DP's are from Recollections, the ribbons from my stash and the brad from Recollections as well.  I made the crochet flower (sold  in my Etsy Store), distressed the edges of each panel with Tim Holtz Distressing tool and finally, I stitched all over this creation.  I wanted a Country feel and I am pretty happy with the results.





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Inspiration Destination---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Crafting with Friends---ATG
Fab 'n' Funky---Make it Square
Our Crafty Corner---ATG
Love to Scrap---Ribbon and/or Lace
Inky Impressions---Make it Krafty
Color Throwdown---Color Challenge
Creative Moments---ATG/Spots and/or Stripes
I love ProMarkers---ATG
Crafty Addicts---ATG/Autumn Colors
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
Artistic Inspirations---ATG
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Craft Your Passion---ATG
Path of Positivity---Resilience
Stamp and Create---Brown or Kraft
Paper Nest Dolls---ATG
Use Your Stuff---Use Ribbon
Where the Heart Is---ATG/Use Stencils
Color my World---ATG
Ribbon Girl---ATG

Make sure you join us at WAW Challenge.  You can use the free Word Art in your creation and link it to our Challenge but is not a requirement.  As long as it's family-friendly, uplifting and inspirational, you can enter up to 5 times this week.  Lots of prizes to be won from our two wonderful sponsors---V's Sweet Ideas ($10 GC at their shop) and Robyn's Fetish (3 digis).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up and let the joy of the Lord overtake you today.  I serve a good and faithful God---Jesus Christ and I am forever grateful for all that He has done for me!


  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  2. Wise words jo Ann, and beautiful card :-)

  3. Suc a lovely card, so bright, love it. thanks for join in at WTHI, Claire xXx

  4. Another great card beautifully colored . Thanks for joining us at color your world at lacy sunshine. Good luck.
    Caroline senior ct

  5. Adorable card!
    Thanks for joining us over at Color Your World by Lacy Sunshine
    Sandra (Senior DT)

  6. Gorgeous card with a lovely country feel to it. Thank you for joining in our Square challenge at Fab'n Funky.

  7. Lovely card with a beautiful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Color your World Lacy Sunshine Challenge.
    Cindy DT

  8. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us this month at Not Just Cards for challenge 25. Hugs Jackie DT

  9. Very beautiful Creation :-)
    Thanks for your work!
    Cristina , DT for Craft you passion

  10. What a great card! I love the sentiment and the image of that pondering girl is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Path of Positivity for our Resiliency challenge.

  11. Lovely this card. I like the colours.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  12. Such a beautiful card and I love the crochet flower. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT xx

  13. Hello.. I'm back again, still loving your card very much. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with Friends. Sue DT xx

  14. Great square card for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at FNF xx Jan DT

  15. Lovely card - the What a beautiful card!! The layers bring it all together, and your image is wonderful! Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Where the HeArt Is. We're so glad to have you join us!


  16. Great read, as always and your project is just divine! I love it! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  17. This is so so pretty! LOVE the shabby chic feel to it. Wonderful layering and lovely details. Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie!

  18. Wonderful card. Thanks a lot for joining the Anything Goes challenge over at I Love ProMarkers. Hope to see you back for new challenges. Good luck, hugs from Lisbeth (DT)

  19. Just thought I'd drop by and Thank you for joining us at I Love Pro Markers challenge blog. I love your amazing card hugs Sharon xxx

  20. great card! cute and nicely done.
    Thanks for playing along in the Artistic Inspirations Challenge.

  21. Lovely card!! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions! Maria

  22. Lovely card and great image to go with the verse.

  23. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls for the "Anything Goes" challenge! -DT Noelle

  24. A beautiful card Jo Ann. Loving the girl and the crochet flower.
    This is so perfect for our RESILIENCE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  25. This is so pretty and I love your crocheted flower. Popping over from the Path of Positivity voting challenge.



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